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In support of the Canadian "Agents of Change" who book their customers on life-changing G Adventures trips year-round, G Adventures is returning the favour by offering agents the opportunity to join their own life-changing adventure with the small-group adventure travel operator and community tourism pioneer, at a heavily discounted rate.
G Adventures’ agent trips aren’t ordinary FAM trips, with agents having the opportunity to see firsthand how G Adventures’ style of community tourism truly changes the lives of people in the destinations it travels to, as well as the lives of its travellers as they experience the trips themselves.
PAX, last summer, had the opportunity to join Canadian travel advisors on a G Adventures FAM in Turkey.
READ MORE: What’s it like travelling with G Adventures? We joined agents in Turkey to find out
Not only was the immersive trip fun and fascinating, but it also brought the concept of community tourism into sharper focus. (Click here to read our coverage).
As announced on a webinar last week - which was attended by more than 400 Canadian travel agents - this summer agents can choose from one of four incredible, varied destinations: Vietnam, Spain, Borneo and South Africa.
Supporting local communities
David Green, managing director for G Adventures in Canada, says the company’s FAM trips are one of the best ways for agents to understand the impact they can have when choosing the operator for their clients, who will also have the time of their lives exploring the world.
“On a hosted FAM trip agents will really get to know who we are as a business and what we stand for, above and beyond having some of the best local experiences in the world’s most incredible locations. It’s a valuable way to experience our trips, to explore the world through our eyes and to support local communities, as well as to build a closer connection with our sales team to learn more about G Adventures along the way," said Green.
“We recognize fam trips are great for business. Agents come back enthused and excited and pass that energy along to their customers. We also encourage them to create content along the journey to share with their clients online as they travel, to bring the experience to life for their followers."
READ MORE: On Location: Ancient cities, baklava & tourism for good – G Adventures hosts agents in Turkey
Agents that are unable to gain a spot on one of these exclusive fam trips are still able to experience G Adventures tours by taking advantage of the up to 50 per cent off preferred agent discount.
Get in on it
The trips on offer for 2023 are as follows.
To apply for a 2023 FAM space, agents should join the G Adventures’ Agents of Change facebook page for more details on how to complete the application by Feb. 13, 2023.
Successful applicants will be notified during the first week of March.
VIETNAM | May 16 - 24, 2023
Classic Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - Sail through limestone karsts aboard a traditional junk boat and walk the streets of imperial capitals. From vibrant Hanoi, the natural beauty of Halong Bay, the atmospheric imperial capital of Huế, and the charms of Hoi An, through to the modern day life of Saigon, experience the energy of Vietnam in 10 jam-packed days. An experienced Chief Experience Officer will lead you to must-see highlights with time in between to do your own thing.
SPAIN | July 10 - 17, 2023
Walk the Camino de Santiago - Travellers looking to take on their own pilgrimage along a route filled with beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain can start here, at the Camino de Santiago. On this eight-day trip, they will complete the last 100 km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a "compostela" at the finish to mark this accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers — it’s active but at a slower, more picturesque pace.
BORNEO | July 21 - 28, 2023
East Sabah Adventure - Between its intriguing wildlife, skyscraper-height jungle canopies, and gorgeous coastlines teeming with tropical fish, this magical stretch of Borneo is positively bursting with stuff to see and do. This eight-day adventure promises to keep travellers busy with time spent marvelling at nature’s glory on Libaran Island, close encounters with orangutans at a rehabilitation centre, prowling the streets of Kota Kinabalu by night, and otherworldly wonders in the jungle.
SOUTH AFRICA | August 20 - 28, 2023
Kruger in Depth - This eight-day adventure does one thing very, very well: Kruger National Park. Starting in Johannesburg, get a taste of the region with a mouth-watering welcome braai before setting out for the Greater Kruger Area. Got a camera ready? Good. Because the next few days will (hopefully) feature a healthy dose of elephants, lions, and giraffes on the savanna, as well as chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimp Eden.
For more info, agents can reach out to their regional global purpose specialist (GPS):
Hilary Arsenault, GPS Eastern Canada: email@example.com
Nuppy Mistry, GPS Ontario: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenna English, GPS British Columbia + the North: email@example.com
Erin Rogers, National Sales Manager (Alberta + the Prairies): firstname.lastname@example.org
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