- Bedsonline, the wholesaler tour-operator, brought its ninth consecutive annual FAM trip once again, making this year’s trip the first to include agencies from around the country.
From October 2nd through the 5th, a group of 100 domestic travel agents participated in several site inspections in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta as part of a FAM trip brought to the destinations by Bedsonline, which has been hosting it for nine consecutive years.
Bedsonline is on online wholesaler tour-operator for travel agents, and is considered the largest retail platform in Mexico with four thousand agencies to its name; the Riviera Nayarit is the destination that generates the most sales. The wholesaler is part of the worldwide TUI Travel PLC group.
This is the first time the travel agent FAM trip includes agents from other states, having been previously the jurisdiction of agents from the Bajío region. This time, the top-selling retailers from Puebla, Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Monterrey, Tijuana and Querétaro were invited.
The inspections took place in Paradise Village, Rancho Banderas, Grupo Buenaventura and Grupo Velas Resorts; the group stayed at the Grupo Marival, Riu Jalisco and Paradise Village.
The VP of Velas Resorts, Juan Vela, noted that it’s always a good thing to keep agents updated in order to refresh their perspective on the region, but the most important point is to have a commercial partner such as Bedsonline, as it promotes on an international level.
He also added that this wholesale operator holds an event that includes all of Latin America, where it exhibits its product before more than 500 travel agents. Both the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta have South America in their sights, so hosting the event will truly be right on target.
Vela acknowledged the keen interest in this market, which has shown an marked but gradual response as the area awaits the connectivity needed to spark the arrival of tourism from the southern cone.
He ended his speech by highlighting the importance of all the FAM trips that have taken place recently, something that has been accomplished thanks to the synergy of the different sectors.