The idea is simple. Travel Suppliers want qualified buyers to visit their destinations and experience it for themselves. Hosts are confident that once Buyers do, they will eventually book a meeting there. To facilitate that, Suppliers frequently organize Hosted Buyer Education Trips. But, they have a problem. How do they get their invitations out to new Qualified Buyers so they can "show-off" their products?
Buyers have a similar problem. Although it is sometimes necessary to book a meeting, site un-seen, it is a far, far better thing to have experienced a destination to know whether or not it is right for your group. But the world is a big place, and time is limited. How can one choose where and when to go and then make sure that you get exposed to everything the destination has to offer so you can make informed buying decisions?
One answer... "The Hosted Buyers Bulletin Board".
Travel Suppliers list their upcoming trips... destination, dates, what is included, what is not... and Planners can see if a destination they are considering is offering the opportunity to "check it out" at a time when they are available to travel. Buyers can fill out a simple Qualification Form, which goes directly to the Host. If the Host agrees you are a Qualified Potential Customer... you are invited.
So... take a look at what is available. It's always changing... and apply if you are interested. Remember, every trip is different. Some include airfare, most do not. Guests are often welcome, sometimes not. But the vast majority of them include everything once you arrive, as in hotels, most meals, some activities, and lots of site inspections. Special discounts may be offered if you want to arrive early or stay late. You get the idea.
Applying is free. Have Fun!
Can't find the deal you want? We know it's out there and we'll find it for you. For Free. With more than three decades of experience building relationships throughout the industry, we connect you with the specific product or service you need for a successful event. Our services are complimentary to meeting planners. That's right. We're a free service.