Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to bring a series of Virtual FAMS to our Ozzie and Kiwi Trade.
Each FAM tour that an agent attends will give them one ballot in the draw to make their way to Grapevine in 2021 for a live FAM program.
Grapevine, Texas are excited to announce that they will be hosting a series of Virtual Familiarisation programs for a period of 4 months from September through to December 2020.
Your local host Heather Egan (Director of Leisure and International Sales) will be live and taking you on a journey around Grapevine, Texas and bring its exciting events and iconic tourism sites right to you in the comfort of your home or office.
First off we will tour Historic Downtown Grapevine with Heather where she will take you on a walking tour about the history, shops and wineries of Downtown Grapevine. On this tour you will also experience the Grapevine Glockenspiel, reaching 127-feet above Main Street and featuring two larger-than-life, 9-foot tall Glockenspiel characters, known as the Would-Be Train Robbers. Approximately 75-feet above ground, these figures emerge from the Tower each day at 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm to commence what each believes to be the perfect heist. Just as glockenspiels in Europe are rooted in history, Grapevine’s Clock Tower figures reflect the Western lore that many visitors from outside Texas find interesting and entertaining. Join us on Wednesday 16 September 2020.
October will see you enjoy the food and wine scene that Grapevine has to offer, join Heather again as she takes us on a tour with Grapevine Food Tours and Grapevine Wine Tours. Heather will take you on 5 different stops where you will see what Grapevine is famous for in terms of its dining and winery tasting rooms. Grapevine, Texas offers visitors an eclectic mix of world-class cuisine and family-friendly affordability that makes for the ultimate dining experience. For delicious dishes, you’ll find more than 200 Grapevine restaurants to choose. Grapevine is home to the premier Urban Wine Trail in Texas, as well as the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and GrapeFest®, the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Grapevine also offers seasonal wine trails and wine events throughout the year. Join us on Wednesday 7 October 2020 for this food and wine experience.
Later in October Heather will take us around some of the various types of accomodation available in Grapevine and we will get to see the famous Gaylord Texan Resort, Great Wolf Lodge and Hotel Vin, to give you a taste of what your clients can except in Grapevine.
November will see us experience Thanksgiving in Grapevine, and we saved the best for last in December where Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas for good reason.
By participating in these virtual FAMS each agent will stand a chance to win a spot on an actual Fam to Grapevine Texas. Following on for our Destination Webinars in conjunction with the Sell Your Way incentive we will be allocating 1 point for each live webinar that you attend, if you attend all 5 webinars you will go into the draw 5 times to win one of 4 spots on the Discover the South Fam – which will visit Grapevine, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Register here to join us each month for 30 minutes of your day and experience Grapevine Live with our local host Heather Egan.
Virtual Fam Series
Historic Downtown Grapevine – Wed, 16 Sep: SYD 9am / AKL 11am register now
Texas Wine Month – Food & Wine Trail – Wed, 7 Oct: SYD 9am / AKL 11am register now
Accomodation Virtual Tours – Wed, 28 Oct: SYD 9am / AKL 11am register now
Thanksgiving – November. Date to be advised
Christmas Capital of Texas – December. date to be advised