London,
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February
2014
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17:59
Europe/London

Alaska Roadshow heads to London, Oxford and Leeds

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Lotus UK was delighted to organise a travel industry roadshow for the State of Alaska. The roadshow, which took place last week, included a series of tour operator training sessions in London, travel agent training workshops in Oxford and Leeds and a media dinner in London attended by many of the UK's leading travel writers.

The roadshow was attended by five partners from Alaska; State of Alaska, Visit Anchorage, Explore Fairbanks, CIRI Alaska Tourism and Through the Lens.

The workshops were evening events and consisted of intense destination and product training for agents in a speed dating format, followed by an excellent meal sponsored by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute who ensured that guests all tasted some of Alaska’s best seafood.

Both events were attended by around 50 agents who battled the rain and the floods to attend informative and enjoyable evenings. A special round of applause was saved for the agents that travelled for as long as three and a half hours to attend!

Feedback from the events was excellent with agents and Alaskans feeling that the workshops were invaluable for increasing knowledge about Alaska as a tourism destination as well as learning how to sell it effectively.

A pair of return flight tickets to Anchorage, Alaska were kindly donated for each of the two events by Icelandair. Huge congratulations go to the winners:

                Fiona Clark from Audley Travel

                Jessica Ambrose from STA Travel