Destination Gettysburg hosted 13 tour companies (18 operators and 3 guests) for a three-day, two-night familiarization tour on July 19-21. The companies invited to attend the FAM met one or more the following criteria:
An itinerary was developed by Destination Gettysburg based on what tour operators said they were looking for - fresh ideas, interactive experiences and new ways to enjoy the destination. With this in mind, the itinerary was created to focus on highlighting new experiences available for groups:
Destination Gettysburg also offered several opportunities for members to participate in the FAM, including sponsorships, turndown gifts and the Operator FAM Member Expo. The expo luncheon took place on Wednesday, July 20, at the Gettysburg Hotel and 17 members participated. During the Expo, members were able to network with attendees over lunch as well as promote their property during the expo.
The Tour Operator FAM was a great success and we received positive feedback from the FAM attendees.
Leads from the Tour Operator FAM Tour will be live in the Member Portal within the next week and will contact information of attendees, along with planner history and more information on what their groups are looking for. If you have any questions on how to access the leads, please contact Nicole Absher, Group Sales Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-338-3062.