Whether it’s at our corporate office in Ohio or in the Caribbean on a FAM trip, live education sessions are the best way to gain first-hand industry knowledge and make connections with fellow travel agents, the LoveShack staff and our Preferred Supplier representatives. We encourage our travel agents to take advantage of these opportunities whenever possible!
New Agent Boot Camp / KHM Destination Success Events
Start your travel business with confidence! The first day of this event will focus on the very basic items a new LoveShack agent needs to learn. Our Boot Camp is coupled with KHM’s Boot Camp events, where we bring together some of the industry’s leading suppliers to provide you with the best product and sales presentations exclusively for KHM & LoveShack Vacations Travel Agents. It’s one of the only opportunities for you to receive hands-on education and marketing tips from such a variety of travel companies.
A FAM (Familiarization) trip is usually sponsored by a particular supplier for the purpose of travel agent education. A FAM trip allows you to tour popular resorts and visit destinations at some of the lowest prices available. These trips often help our agents increase their sales because after they have visited a particular resort or destination, they are able to share their firsthand experience with their clients. Because of LoveShack Vacations and KHM Travel Group’s strong relationships with our Preferred Suppliers, we frequently offer FAM opportunities to our Romance Travel Specialists throughout the year.
Past LoveShack FAMs Include:
- AMResorts – Cancun/Riviera Maya, April 2016
- Karisma – Riviera Maya, April 2015
- Hyatt – Jamaica, February 2015
- Sandals – Jamaica, August 2014
- Palace Resorts – Cancun, May 2014
- Iberostar – Cancun, February 2014
- AMResorts – Punta Cana, October 2013
Jamaica Sandals FAM – August 14 – 20, 2014
Nine travel agents joined LoveShack Vacations staff for this six-night FAM which included stays at three different Sandals resorts in Jamaica. The group enjoyed overnight stays at Sandals Whitehouse, Sandal Royal Caribbean, and Sandals Grande Riviera, which is now called Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. Along with site inspections of these three resorts, they also toured six other Sandals and Beaches properties around the island. On Friday morning, the agents got even more in-depth education during a Certified Sandals Specialist workshop. Between the education session and site visits, agents also had extra time to explore the destinations on their own each day.
With Sandals being one of the most popular names in romance travel, and Jamaica one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean, this FAM truly left our staff and travel agents with tons of valuable first-hand experience to grow their romance travel businesses!