Viking River Cruises Hosts TRAVELSAVERS and NEST Agents on Danube FAM TripJanuary 3, 2012 By: Adam Leposa
Viking River Cruises hosted a group of 20 TRAVELSAVERS and home-based NEST travel agents during an eight-day fam trip along the Danube. Clelia Riley, inside sales partner- national accounts for Viking River Cruises, and Mary Grimes, business development manager, TRAVELSAVERS, hosted the cruise, which took place from November 11-19. 2011.
“This FAM was a great success, and we felt proud to be in partnership with a travel supplier that delivers on its promises with such high standards,” said Grimes. “The service was impeccable; the cuisine was top-notch; and the Program Director did an amazing job handling last-minute changes to the itinerary in response to low water levels on the river. Every agent on the trip said over and over that it was wonderful experience and they had a fantastic time. I have no doubt that our agents will be booking more Viking River Cruises because of this great personal experience they had with the line and its staff.”
Agents visited Budapest, Vienna, Austria’s Wachau Valley and Germany.
Phyllis Rosewell of Traveling with Phyllis, a home-based NEST agent, said, “Even though I have sold Viking in the past, having now experienced it myself, I think that this is a great way to see and enjoy an area. I found that it was both relaxing and yet we got to see so very much…I feel the company and the ships are really top-of-the-line…I’m very confident about being able to talk to clients about this entire travel experience.”