Twice a year, Global Connections exhibits at local wedding shows held at the Overland Park, KS Convention Center. In January and July, the Travel Agents can be found at a booth sharing brochures, agency information and exciting raffle prizes to encourage brides and mothers of the brides to choose Global Connections for all of their romance travel needs.
On July 19, 2015, Lori S., Jacky B., Marsha C. and Kelly B. set up shop at the Sheraton with raffle prizes that included: $500 gift certificate toward a Delta Vacation provided by MLT (bride raffle); Scratch to Win tickets good for $25, $50, or $75 onboard credit with any booked cruise or free luggage set with any booked honeymoon; Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom gift baskets complete with Bath and Body Works gift set, wine, candy and a $20 Trader Joe’s gift card.
Because of the recent wedding show, Jacky landed several leads for big destination weddings for the Fall of 2016, one as large as 50 people.
“The wedding shows are a great way to raise awareness locally that we have a travel agency here,” Jacky said. “I’ve gotten at least three to four sales from each show, most of which are for honeymoon travel.”
Jacky also points out that honeymoon travel business often turns into a client for life. “First you book their honeymoon, then it’s a trip to Disney, spring break, cruises, and so forth. I’ve had clients that started with a honeymoon and stayed with me for many years,” she said.