Seattle-based culinary tour operator Access Trips is launching its first travel agent product line, offering a 10% commission on food-centric trips to Peru, Thailand, Morocco, Cuba and Thailand.

Recommended by Fodor’s as a top tour operator for Cuba, Access runs tours focused on immersion in local cultures through their cuisine. In Cuba that takes the form of a daiquiri-mixing class, tapas in a local’s home and visiting a tobacco farm. In Vietnam, guests tour local markets then use the bounty in a cooking class, and in Peru, they sip potent pisco and learn to prepare ceviche.

To introduce and promote the product line to agents, Access has hired Teresa Costa as director of travel agency sales and marketing. An industry veteran, Costa has long had her own agency, La Costa Vacations, and previously worked for Classic Vacations as a regional sales manager.

“Access Trips is not just a culinary tour company, but an unprecedented avenue for clients to discover a new culture through its cuisine,” said Costa. “We are ready and eager to forge partnerships with agents that will not only build their knowledge, but also help them grow their business.”

Correction: A previous version of this report misnamed Access Trips in the headline.


From Our Partners

From Our Partners

Las Vegas Webinar image
The Latest in Las Vegas
Register Now
Los Cabos dining district
Los Cabos' 23400 District
Read More
2021 California Connect
California Connect
Register Now

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI