Welcome to the inaugural Dugan’s U Business Bootcamp!
Our first session will be an immersive three-day experience that dives deep into the concept of FAMs. This is not your typical classroom setup; it's an active FAM event where we'll be out exploring the broader Anaheim/SoCal region. The hotel and classroom will only serve as pit stops to recharge.
Our second session will be back in the classroom setting for an intensive three-day seminar. Designed for both aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs, this event focuses on process building, effective data collection, supplier management, legal considerations, and more to help you build a robust foundation for a thriving business. Both events prioritize interaction and are guided by the Dugan’s team, placing emphasis on your journey rather than just supplier information.
Session I-Blueprint of a FAM
April 12 - April 14
A unique "FAM within a FAM" experience set in the vibrant Anaheim/So Cal region
April 12: - Classroom Session: Importance Of FAMs, How To Prepare, And FAM Etiquette. - Site Visit: Explore And Inspect Hotels In The Disneyland Resort And Surrounding Area.
April 13: -Classroom Session: Using Social Media To Showcase FAM Experiences. -Ship Inspection: Travel To The Port Of Los Angeles For A Ship Inspection With A Preferred Partner. -Local Highlights: Embark On An Adventure As We Explore The Region On A Twilight Excursion. April 14: - Classroom session: Designing Your Own FAMs. - Urban Exploration: Navigate The Surrounding Area Using Local Transportation Options. - Seminar Concludes At 5:00 PM.
*This Event Will Be Fast Paced And Require A Moderate Activity Level. It May Be Challenging For Those Who Require The Use Of Mobility Devices.
Session II-Building Your Foundation for Success
April 15 - April 17
Developing the tools and processes to help you build a thriving business
April 15-Mastering Your Daily Routine
-Drafting A Plan: Develop a Framework For Your Agency's Structure. -Client Mapping: Collect Client Data to Create the Perfect Trip. -Sourcing Materials: Crack The Code To Find The Best Travel Suppliers. -Travefy 101: Live Demo On Creating Dynamic Quotes And Mobile Itineraries. -Your FIT Blueprint: Design Custom Free Independent Traveler (FIT) Packages.
April 16-Crafting your Quotes & Protecting Your Business
-Quote Like a Pro: Create appealing packages to Present To Your Clients. -Digital Drafting Tools: Explore Additional tools like AgentMate and Canva for quotes. -ASTA/CLIA: Understand The Benefits of These Industry 'Building Codes.' -Legally Sound: Strengthen your business with robust legal foundations.
April 17-Groups & The Entrepreneurial Mindset
-Supplier Partnerships: Structure profitable groups & Manage Complex Bookings. -Toolbox 2.0: Equip yourself with next-gen business-building tools. -Personal Branding: Promote Yourself as the Core of Your Business -Seminar concludes at 5:00 PM.
Desert Palms Hotel and Suites 631 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Desert Palms Hotel Deluxe Room: $190/night
Parking is complimentary for hotel guests Book by clicking this link or call (888) 521-6420 and ask for the Dugan's Travels Group Rate. The booking code is Dugansapr24.
Group rate available until March 8th, 2024 or until rooms are sold out. There are Marriott, Hyatt and Wyndham properties directly across the street that are a 5 minute walk away and would be a great option if you have points to use or can get an agent rate.
Question: Do I have to attend the entire seminar? Answer: For this format, you may choose to attend either or both sessions, but due to the short length of the sessions, we ask that you commit to attending the entire session(s). On the registration page, you'll have the opportunity to register accordingly. For Session I, we will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday morning, and we will end Sunday by 5pm. For Session II, we will begin at 8:00 AM Monday morning, and we will end Wednesday by 5 PM.
Question: Is this a qualifying event for the Enchanced Commission Program? Answer: Yes, either event will qualify. Question: What extra costs will I incur? Answer: Breakfast(if staying at Desert Palms) and lunch are included daily. Snacks and drinks are also provided throughout the day when we are in the classroom. Some evenings will be on your own. Question: Do I have to stay at the Desert Palms and can I share a room with another agent? Answer: While staying at the event hotel is very convenient and the rooms are spacious and comfortable, it is not a requirement. If you would like to use rewards points or other discounted rates, there are many hotels that are a quick, safe walk from the event hotel. If you would like to find a roommate to help with costs, we can assist in connecting you with other agents. However, we do not guarantee that another agent will want to share.
Question: Are families welcome? Answer: Dugan's loves families! However, all events surrounding Dugan's U are for agents only. We highly recommend taking advantage of the full program and using the time to network with other agents.
Question: Will there by a Five Star dinner at this event? Answer: No, we will not be hosting a Five Star dinner at this event. We will resume recognition of our Five Stars at our September event.
Question: What is the best way to get from the airport to the hotel? Answer: Ride sharing services, taxis and shuttles are available outside of baggage claim.
Question: What is the best airport to use? Answer: SNA is the closest to Anaheim, about 20 minutes away. LGB is about 25 minutes away. LAX is about 45 minutes away, but may offer the most options and best prices.
Don't miss out.
Register by February 28th, 2024 . We look forward to seeing you there.