…Trip was carried out to further develop interest from the Canadian tourism market…
Willemstad – July 18, 2016: Recently, Curaçao welcomed a familiarization trip of top-selling travel agents and Air Canada Vacations (ACV) representatives to further promote the island as well as the properties which ACV sells. With this visit to the island, Curaçao strives to have top-selling Canadian agents and ACV representatives be more aware of Curaçao’s product offering.
With the assistance of partner Funbini Taber Tours, travel agents and ACV representatives were able to get to see different attractions on the island including Knip Beach and Downtown Willemstad, as well as get a boat tour of Spanish Water courtesy of Bounty Adventures. Properties that hosted the participants were ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas, Avila Beach Hotel, Blue Bay Curaçao, Kunuku Aqua Resort, Floris Suite Hotel, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa, and Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino. Additionally the participants visited properties in the ACV program including Hilton Curaçao, Lions Dive & Beach Resort, Lodge Kura Hulanda Resort, Papagayo Curaçao and Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino.
Overall the travel agents and ACV representatives provided positive feedback about the island and are looking forward to selling the island to their clients in Canada. CTB North America aims to continue to educate travel agents to better be able to sell our destination to potential travellers in Canada. Additionally, Air Canada Vacations 3rd weekly flight will commence in December to further cater to the demand for Curaçao. CTB North America would like to thank all participating partners – this initiative would not have been possible without all of their participation.