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Successful Tampa Bay Reception For Travel Industry Professionals

tampa_bayWorking as a travel professional certainly has its perks, and one of the recent benefits included those who were invited to a thrilling event put on by the Tampa Bay Tourism Board. Employees from Travel Planners International were among the lucky attendees who learned more about the entertainment and attractions in Florida while enjoying great food and scooping up some memorable prizes.

Tampa Bay Tourism Board Event: The Purpose


Along with learning more about all of the tourism-based businesses located in Tampa Bay, attendees at this exciting event had a great time enjoying all of the benefits that were being offered. After being welcomed by the Tampa Bay Tourism Board, everyone in attendance dug into a tasty and authentic Mexican buffet. Guests got to choose all of their own fillings and toppings according to personal preference, and the tacos, burritos and salads were washed down with a selection of drinks or signature margaritas and sangria cocktails from the open bar.

Presentations were made by several travel industry vendors with ties to the Tampa area, including Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson, Sheraton, Epicurean, Le Meridien, Hilton, Florida Aquarium and Copa Airlines. Busch Gardens in Tampa was also present, presenting their newest attraction, “Falcon’s Fury,” a 335-foot drop tower with a 90-degree mid-air turn that leaves riders facing directly downward at the top of the tower before an intense 60 mph plunge face first toward the ground. The ride is the tallest freestanding drop tower in the United States and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014.

Tampa Bay Tourism Board Event: The Perks and Prizes


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A highlight of the event for many attendees was the prize giveaway at the end of the night. Multiple people won hotel stays from vendors, but that wasn’t all. Other prizes included tickets to popular amusement park Busch Gardens, located in Tampa Bay, domestic and international flight tickets on Copa Airlines and Jet Blue and admission to numerous local attractions. Luis, a Travel Planners International employee, even won free admission to the world-famous Florida Aquarium in Tampa. On the way out, attendees were gifted swag bags filled with items such as a flash drive, decorative kitchen utensils, and local treats like seasoning and sangria mix.

Working For Travel Planners International

TPI employees were able to attend the Tampa Bay Tourism Board event because they are leaders within the travel industry. TPI allows independent travel professionals to work from home and operate their own successful businesses, and they serve as a liaison between independent employees and a range of large travel organizations and vendors.

All professionals can use a helping hand from time to time, and through TPI’s support, travel specialists can focus on the needs of their customers, attend exciting events like this one and grow their business without worrying about the administrative side of the equation.

Tampa Bay Tourism Board is just one of the groups offering fantastic perks and rewards to employees of Travel Planners International and other leaders in the travel industry.

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