G Adventures, the world’s leading adventure travel company, today announced that the hugely popular UMI (or Über Massive Incentive) is back for the fourth year in 2015, but with a few changes this time around.
The first three years of UMI saw travel agents across Australia and New Zealand vying for prize pools valued at up to $100,000 and heading to destinations like Africa, Burma and The Galapagos. 2015 will be no different with huge travel prizes up for grabs, however these will be revealed weekly from the beginning of January and will be supported by a video each week.
The first travel prize is a trip for an agent and one lucky friend on G Adventures’ Realm of the Polar Bear trip which explores the Arctic and Norway on board the MS Expedition.
Nine randomly drawn winners, as well as the top three sellers, will receive places for them and up to seven friends on some of G Adventures most exciting tours. Travel agents have until June 30 to get involved.
“In 2015 UMI will be bigger and better than ever. G Adventures is always so excited to run UMI and reward our network of hard-working travel agents,” said Belinda Ward, Duchess of Delegation for G Adventures Australia and New Zealand.
“What’s so great about UMI, and why it’s the leading industry incentive, is that winning agents get to take a life changing adventure with their friends, family and loved ones, not just with other travel agents. Also, it’s not only best sellers who are rewarded – everyone has a chance to win with nine of the prizes awarded randomly,” Ward said.
The UMI top sellers will be based on passenger numbers, not revenue, and the top seller will have first choice from the list of travel prizes announced weekly. Second and third top sellers will then select their prizes in sequential order before the remaining adventures are drawn amongst nine random winners.
To coincide with the launch of UMI, G Adventures is running a January sale offering $150 discount on all tours valued over $1,200 booked in the month of January.
Agents who would like to keep up to date on the prize destinations should keep an eye on G Adventures’ Vimeo with each destination being revealed weekly by character Chet ‘Littlefinger’ Flanagan.