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Expression of Interest Visitor Services Familiarization (Fam) Tour 2015

Occurring annually, the DCBA  Fam Tour takes close to 20 front line visitor information staff around Cape Breton Island to experience new and exciting product as well as refamiliarize with staple experiences. These activities act to increase the product knowledge of the visitor information staff as well as allow tourism operators to present their new product offerings for increased understanding and exposure.

Date of FAM tour to be announced soon. Routing and scheduling of the tour will be based upon the level of industry interest, with availability for up to 21 activities, 13 accommodations, and 9 food establishments to be included.

For expressions of interest in the Fam Tour, please email ross@dcba.ca with the following information:

  • name of business, location, contact info, website
  • do you have any new programs or offerings to highlight for 2015?
  • what is your business’ unique value to visitors?
  • (experiences only) how long does your experience take to fully appreciate?
  • (culinary only) how much time must be allotted for a full dining experience?
  • how many people can be accommodated at one time?
  • what is the cost per person?

At the end of each programming day, there will be an industry pot luck social where tourism operators can network with the visitor information staff and each other. Culinary operators are invited to bring their ‘best dish’ and all operators are invited to bring materials on packages and new product that have been developed for 2015. We hope these socials will provide a framework to stimulate relationships between the visitor information centres and our valuable tourism operators.

For the social sessions, please RSVP with the following information:

  • name of business, location, contact info, website
  • do you have any new programs or offerings to highlight for 2015?
  • have you developed or expanded any packages for 2015?
  • what do you hope to get out of the session?
  • will you be providing an item for the pot luck?

We thank you all for your interest and hope that we can see many new and exciting things on this year’s Fam Tour.

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