This is not your typical group adventure. As some of you keen-eyed FCTG agents may have already guessed, we’re offering a Shackleton-style voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, complete with return flights courtesy of Air New Zealand. Ten daring explorers (agents) from Australia & New Zealand can claim the prize, and the mission couldn’t be simpler: book as many passengers on Intrepid Group product as possible.
What you have to do
To be eligible, agents must register via the form below. Agents must also complete an online Polar training module, which must be completed by 30 September.
A point will be awarded for every passenger you book on our trips from 1 June to 30 September 2015. That’s any destination for any length of time, as long as it’s with Intrepid Travel, Peregrine, Geckos Adventures, Peregrine Reserve or Adventure Tours Australia. You’ll get a bonus point for any passengers you book onto our Polar voyages (Arctic or Antarctica).
The top selling agent by passenger numbers including bonus points from each FCTG NZ, Flight Centre AU, My Adventure Store, Student Flights AU and the combined group of Cruiseabout/Travel Associates/Escape Travel AU will win a spot.*
There are also five random places available – one each for the groups above – all you need to do is book at least one passenger onto any Intrepid Travel, Peregrine, Geckos Adventures, Peregrine Reserve or Adventure Tours Australia trip to be in the running.*
We’ll be publishing a leaderboard each fortnight with the top-selling agents, and make sure to stay tuned for opportunities to pick up cheeky bonus points. The more you sell, the better your chance of winning. Simple.
*Terms & Conditions for Race to the Pole agent incentive: The agent famil includes 10 (ten) berths aboard Peregrine’s 11-day Antarctic Explorer aboard the Ocean Endeavour and return economy flights from Australia/New Zealand to Argentina with Air New Zealand. Travel is scheduled to commence on Friday 4 December 2015, returning to Australia on Thursday 17 December 2015. These dates are subject to change. To qualify for entry, agents must: a) Register via registration website www.intrepidtravel.com/racetothepole b) Complete an online Polar training module which will be emailed out in July 2015. Places available: There are 2 (two) spots available to agents from each group as follows: FCTG NZ (including Flight Centre, Student Flights, Cruiseabout & Travel Associates), Flight Centre brand AU, Student Flights brand AU, My Adventure Store brand AU and a final group that includes agents from Escape Travel AU, Travel Associates AU and Cruiseabout AU. For each group, there will be 2 (two) spots awarded as follows: TOP SELLER: 1 (one) spot for the top seller based on passenger numbers in the period 1 June to 30 Sept 2015 across the following Intrepid Group brands: Adventure Tours Australia, Geckos Adventures, Intrepid Travel, Peregrine & Peregrine Reserve. Excludes Private Group and Urban Adventure bookings. Must be new bookings confirmed and deposited within the incentive period. Agents will receive 1 (one) point for each passenger booked on a tour and 2 (two) points for each passenger booked on a Polar voyage (Antarctica or Arctic). The Intrepid Group may at its discretion award bonus points during special bonus weeks or on completion of additional training modules or attendance at training sessions. Such events will be advised by email and our internal Facebook pages in advance. RANDOM DRAW: 1 (one) spot for a random draw. To qualify for the random draw, agents must confirm & deposit a minimum of 1 (one) passenger on any of the Intrepid Group brands listed above during the incentive period. Note: all bookings must be made directly through The Intrepid Group agent reservations team or they will not be counted towards your tally. Winners will be notified in October 2015. Winners will need to confirm their place within 1 week of being advised. Should any winning agent not be able to attend, the spot will be given to another agent at Intrepid Group’s discretion. No compensation will be offered to the agent unable to attend. The prize includes return economy flights from Australia/New Zealand to Argentina with Air New Zealand. Winners will be required to get themselves to and from the departure airport at their own expense, including any required accommodation. Winners are responsible for all costs outside of the tour program including but not limited to the recipricol fee required by some nationallities on arrival into Argentina, drinks onboard, additional meals not included in the itinerary, laundry, tips for the crew, visas, comprehensive travel insurance, required travel vaccinations and optional activities in Antarctica. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. All winners need to be approved by the appropriate Brand/Area/Product/Team leader before being offered a place. The prize may impact on your reportable Fringe Benefits Tax – we encourage you to seek your own independent advice from your tax advisor.
Some more Antarctic inspiration