I know you’ve heard the whispers among the ranks.
Somewhere out there are free trips for travel agents; on new ships, to tropical destinations. In fact anywhere a travel agent wants to go, they can go for free.
Those trips actually have a name in the industry: Familiarization trips (FAMs) and Inaugurals. And it’s true –once upon a time (in the good old days) travel agents did receive a lot of perks, including free travel. But times, they are a-changing, so let me give you the skinny on how FAMs and inaugurals are allotted by the vendors and how TPI disperses them.