|The Vacation.com group at the Palais Auersperg in Vienna, Austria. // Photo by Vacation.com|
Vacation.com hosted 25 of its top members and their guests on a 7-night cruise aboard Viking Cruises’ Idun, as a way to celebrate and reward the success of its top producing members. The celebratory cruise embarked from Passau, Germany, on March 23, and took guests through four countries along the Danube River, including Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.
As part of this high-end experience, guests participated in exclusive gatherings such as a wine tour at the oldest winery in the Kamptal region of Austria and an evening in Vienna at the Palais Auersperg.
“This was the inaugural year for Vacation.com to host our elite member event outside of the United States, and it was an absolute pleasure to reward our top performing members by touring European destinations that are renowned for their old world charm,” said Vacation.com president John Lovell. “With the assistance of Viking Cruises, along with the wonderful product and intimate setting they are known for, we were able to create a first class, unique experience for our members that I’m confident they will treasure. Hopefully this trip has inspired them to share similar experiences with their clients as well.”
While docked in Durnstein, Austria, guests were able to partake in an exclusive, three-hour wine tasting and private vineyard tour of Schloss Gobelsburg, courtesy of Viking Cruises. The exclusive experiences continued in Vienna, Austria, at a gala dinner in the Palais Auersperg.
In addition to having direct access to top executives from Vacation.com headquarters, members were able to partake in a supplier panel discussion, featuring representatives from Viking Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Globus family of brands, The Mark Travel Corporation, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.
“As a full service brick-and-mortar agency that caters to our local clientele, it is truly special to be considered among the elite Vacation.com members. The Vacation.com leadership team went out of their way to make this trip very special for me and my wife,” said Vacation.com member Alan Rosen of Boynton Beach, FL.