Agents Only: FAMs, Cars, Cash Prizes and New Technology

written by | Posted on January 11th, 2012

Wake up, drive your new BMW convertible to work, build a few itineraries with the click of a button, and hurry home to pack—you’ve got a big trip coming up. Oh, that’s not you? Well it could be! From personal life to work to travel, we’ve got all sorts of agent goodies right here.

Take Funjet Vacations For a Test Drive How would you like to take a new BMW convertible for a spin around the block? Now through March 31, Funjet Vacations is offering agents the opportunity to win more than 100 prizes, including a grand prize of a 3-year lease on a 2012 BMW 328i convertible.

Agents who book travel through Oct. 31 will be awarded one entry for the grand prize, while those who are really in it to win it will benefit from booking American Airlines and Charter/Value Flight bookings, which award two entries per booking.

Eleven first prize air-inclusive luxury vacations will be provided, which include airfare and hotel stays for two at properties including Walt Disney World Resorts, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, Palace Resorts, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, and RIU Hotels & Resorts, among others.

The remaining 100 prizes available will come in the form of reloadable VISA debit cards, including five $500 prizes, fifteen $100 prizes, thirty $50 prizes and fifty $25 prizes.

To be eligible for prizes, agents must be registered for the Fun For Life—Bonus Cash program through Funjet and VAX Vacation Access. For more information, visit funjet.com/mybmw.

Work is a Snap with the iZento Agent Web Platform iZento, which provides customized private label solutions for travel agents and providers, offers its newly enhanced iZento Professional platform, allowing travel professionals to build complex itineraries which can then be shared with clients in print or online.

To get started, agents enter necessary trip information such as flight, hotel, and activities during the client’s stay. iZento then organizes the data and creates a completely personalized trip plan, including destination information, directions, maps, opening and closing times, and more. The trip plan can be edited by agents, as well as viewed online to allow collaboration with clients. It can be posted to social media networks for sharing, or your clients might opt to purchase a printed and professionally bound copy to take along on their journey.

Through the recent enhancements, new features of the iZento Professional platform include increased destination information, the addition of 25,000 new activities with over 200,000 activities able to be scheduled, more automobile rental options for adding to a trip, and a greater availability to agent subscribers based outside of North America. For more information, visit izento.com.

FAM Trips through EuropeToo All that hard work warrants a bit of play, don’t you think? EuropeToo has two FAM trips coming up to show you what Europe is all about.

See the sights of Eastern Europe during an 8-Night Budapest, Vienna & Prague FAM trip, available Feb. 7-15. Stay three nights in Budapest, two nights in Vienna, and three nights in Prague. Rates start at $1,099 pp dbl (companion supplement $200, single supplement $300) and include sightseeing, site inspections, bus transportation, one meal in each city, all hotel taxes and service fees.

Or, head farther east to explore the two largest cities of Russia on the 6-Night St. Petersburg & Moscow FAM trip, available March 5-11. Travelers will visit the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum as well as the Moscow Kremlin & Armory and Red Square, plus have many optional tours available including St. Petersburg’s Catherine Palace and Moscow’s Secret Military Bunker. Rates start at $1,299 pp dbl (companion supplement $200, single supplement $300) and include accommodations, daily breakfast, two dinners, hotel inspections, transfers within each city, and First Class Express train ticket.

For more information, call (800) 223-7460 or visit europetoo.com.