Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017
European walking tour specialist The Blue Walk announced that it is now accepting FAM requests from travel agents who would like to learn more about the growing market for walking tour vacations. Agents can book FAMs on any of the company’s regularly scheduled tours throughout Italy, France and Greece, and tours are suitable for all fitness levels. They can also bring up to three guests for the Travel Agent Rate plus $100 per person.
6-Night Blue Walk French Riviera FAM
Among its most popular walking tours, The Blue Walk French Riviera FAM offers six nights in a 4-star, centrally located hotel in Nice. From here, agents visit Villefranche sur Mer, Menton, Cannes, St Jean Cap Ferrat, and Antibes. The tour includes a daily buffet breakfast and welcome dinner, with guests traveling to and from the day’s walking site by rail using their included unlimited passes. Blue Walk French Riviera FAMS are available for April 30 – May 6, September 2 – 8, and September 9 – 18, 2018. Rates are $1,195 per agent, land-only, based on double occupancy, with a $545 single supplement. Agents can bring up to three guests for the same travel agent rate plus $100. Three-night extensions to Paris are also available after each tour at a special travel agent rate.
6-Night Blue Walk Italy FAM
The 6-night Blue Walk Italy FAM takes agents on scenic walking tours of Cinque Terre, Rapallo, Portofino, Bellagio, and Lake Como. Highlights include a train and ferry ride to the village of Bellagio, often called the “Pearl of the Lake”, or village of Lenno, a picturesque town that offers numerous coastal trails with striking panoramic views, with waterside restaurants facing the lake ideal for coffee breaks and authentic Italian dishes. FAM rate for the April 22 – 28, 2018tour is $1,195 per agent, land only, and based on double occupancy. Single supplement rate is $350. Rates for the September 16 – 22, 2018 tour is $1,395 per agent, based on double occupancy, with a $450 single supplement.
The Blue Walk FAMs are unique in the industry because they are not artificially designed agent-only trips, but authentic Blue Walk tours offered at discounted industry rates. Agents get to mingle with actual guests and gain valuable insight into the types of travelers who are attracted to walking tours and how to sell to them.
“We offer travel agents ‘the real deal,’” said Jeannette Candau, co-owner of The Blue Walk. “Since they enjoy the same experiences as our guests do, they learn first-hand who The Blue Walk client is and the quality of the experience we offer them.”
The Blue Walk also offers art instruction and participation FAMs led by experts in their fields. Groups stay in luxury boutique hotels and resorts along the way.
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