Travel Agent Boot Camp Program Offers One-Of-A-Kind Product Experiences
PRESS RELEASE - 2010
New York, NY (July 2010) - Antigua and Barbuda's Score 100 Boot Camp Program for travel agents concluded successfully with over one hundred accredited travel agents from across the United States participating in an accelerated sales training program that enhanced their ability to sell the twin islands.
For ten consecutive weeks, the visit of the travel agents was integrated with hands-on niche market product experiences that included agro, eco, faith, culinary, wedding, honeymoon and adventure segments.
The agents were also brought up to date on Antigua and Barbuda's heritage, history and culture while they enjoyed both land and water activities and carried out the traditional resort site inspections to gain knowledge about the accommodations product.
"The travel agents enjoyed having an opportunity to interact with talented and accomplished personalities that reside on the islands and we believe these one of a kind pursuits will make their time with us more memorable," Director of Tourism in the US Derede Samuel-Whitlock said.
Among the unique activities the participants enjoyed was a tour of the local market and then preparing an Antiguan dish at the popular Dennis' Restaurant; sewing costumes for Antigua and Barbuda's annual carnival; assisting with the preparation of the world famous Susie's Hot Sauce and helping with the co-ordination of a 'destination wedding' at the Jolly Beach Resort.