G Adventures Partners with ASTA’s Young Professional Society on Costa Rica Retreat

11 February 2014

G Adventures, the leading small group travel pioneer, announced it is the official supplier of ASTA’s Young Professional Society’s next retreat. ASTA’s Young Professionals Society (YPS) is a group of travel professionals under the age of 40 with a focus on networking, education and career development. YPS hosts networking events and retreats throughout the year. This year, G Adventures will sponsor their annual spring retreat in Costa Rica, May 16 – 24.

Ron Fenska, G Adventures Director of Sales, US, says the retreat will be the company’s Costa Rica Quest itinerary offered at a great discounted rate of $399 (land only).

He adds, “The trip will mimic the exact itinerary offered to our regular clients but will include training and brainstorming sessions, as well as a Planeterra visit to learn more about sustainable tourism. We are thrilled to show these travel professionals not only Costa Rica but how G Adventures rolls.”

Now in its 24th year, G Adventures’ small traveling groups (average 10-12 passengers) enjoy the ease and convenience of local tour leaders known as Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) who provide insider perspective on the company’s tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries on all continents. With G Adventures, members of YPS will be able to match their clients travel interests with the best travel style – and there are seven travel styles to choose from including Small Ships, Family and Active portfolios. G Adventures offers their travel programs according to travel style versus simply by destination, helping agents better qualify and meet the needs of their customers.

“Our partnership with G Adventures on this retreat symbolizes both our members’ interest in the small group adventure travel market as well as their interest in working with travel companies with a purpose,” says Evan McElligott, CTA, from Find Longer Vacations and YPS board member. “The next generation of Travel Consultants will carry a lot of responsibility for thefuture of sustainable tourism and forging partnerships with companies like G Adventures sends the message that we are committed to this kind of businessmodel and, in turn, it shows G’s commitment to the next generation of dedicated travel professionals.”

With G Adventures, YPS members and their clients can depend on differentiating services such as 100% guaranteed departure dates, 24/7 service and a lifetime deposit that's unparalleled.

Applications are being accepted now through the end of February. More information on the retreat and application requirements can be found at http://thenewbreedoftravelagents.com/pack-your-bags-yps-is-headed-to-costa-rica/.