Aiming to take up to 80 travel on educational experiences-of-a- life-time, Chimu has opened up expressions of interest to the industry to travel to exciting destinations including Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and the pièce de résistance Antarctica.
Alongside these bespoke adventures, Chimu have also teamed up with industry buddies Bench International to put together a southern, round-the-world famil extravaganza, travelling to South America via Africa, tying two bucket list destinations into one ‘Ultimate Famil’
To launch this Ultimate Famil, Chimu Adventures and Bench International recently hosted 160 agents in a mini roadshow in Sydney and Melbourne. On the night guests were lucky to hear from special guest Samuel Johnson, who is joining Chimu Adventures on an exclusive charter to Antarctica in 2017 where the company will raise funds through berth sales for Johnson’s charity ‘Love Your Sister’ fundraising for the Garvan Institute of Medical Science.
At each event Bench International and Chimu Adventures prized a lucky travel agent with a place on the Ultimate Famil. The remaining spots will be granted to highest achievers and most improved travel agents for each operator, between 27 Jan 2016 and 30 June 2016.
Currently travelling in Peru are 10 lucky travel agents who are enjoying the luxurious alternative Inca Trail called the Lares Adventure where every night is spent in a unique lodge rather than tents used on the traditional Inca trail. They will also enjoy the highlights of Machu Picchu, Cusco the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca.
“There is only so much we can teach travel agents through seminars, webinars and sales calls. Actually experiencing these destinations first hand is like changing a two dimensional image into 4D, every element and every angle of the Chimu experience is absorbed and understood in an instant, it makes selling very easy.” Said Greg Carter, co-founder of Chimu Adventures
“Agents chosen to travel on these famils will demonstrate a good overall sales history with Chimu Adventures plus a good potential to keep selling the product. For Antarctica we will be choosing the best sellers for expeditions cruising to Latin America and Antarctica booked through Chimu Adventures.” Said Carter.
Agents are being encouraged to register their interest for these famils by visiting the Chimu website http://www.chimuadventures.com/famils and will be kept up to date on their progress as the year goes on.