12th Annual Professional Travel Planner FAM Tour

Dear Professional Travel Planner,

I’m excited to announce the Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting our 12th Annual Professional Travel Planner FAM Tour September 15-18, 2020. You are invited to come and join other Professional Tour Operators and Travel Agents from across the United States and Canada to experience, first-hand, a destination like no other.

Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Branson, Missouri is one of the premier vacation destinations in the central United States. With lots of live entertainment, three pristine lakes, championship golf and miles of hiking and biking trails, Branson’s wide variety of things to do offers something for all ages. Our one-of-a-kind travel destination also includes dozens of attractions and museums, a full range of dining options and a host of lodging properties available to your clients.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this FAM, space is limited. So, mark your calendar and submit your application now. Come see for yourself why Branson hosts millions of visitors each year! I look forward to showing you all that Branson has to offer your groups and individual clients in 2020 and beyond. 

Kindest regards,

Lenni Neimeyer, CTIS, CSTP
Director of Leisure Group Sales
Branson CVB
[email protected]

To Submit An Application:

Please scroll down to the bottom of this invitation after reading the FAM Polices and Procedure.

2020 Professional Travel Planner FAM Policies and Procedures

2020 Professional Travel Planner FAM
3 Nights / 4 Days - Basic Itinerary

Tuesday – Sept. 15

  • 4:00 pm – Pick up travel planners at host hotel
  • Reception & Program
  • Dinner
  • Evening Show/Attraction

Wednesday – Sept. 16

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning Activity
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Activity
  • Free time at hotel
  • Dinner
  • Evening Show/Attraction

Thursday – Sept. 17

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Hotel Site Inspections
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Activity
  • Evening Dinner
  • Evening Show/Attraction

Friday – Sept. 18

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Business Trade Session Appointments
  • Final Luncheon
  • 2:00 pm - FAM has officially concluded

Preliminary Itinerary is subject to change. Your finalized itinerary will be available in your room upon arrival. 


Fill out the application form listed at the bottom. Do not book any scheduled air service until your application has been approved. Deadline is Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Remember, this is an application. So, completing and submitting the application does not guarantee your placement in the FAM.


The FAM participation fee is only $150 per person ($300 for two people) and is limited to two persons per company. The applicant and guest will be sharing a hotel room throughout the FAM and will be participating in all of the activities together scheduled on the FAM itinerary. All participants must be 21 years or older. Payment is due when the application is approved and must be paid by credit card. A credit card payment form will be sent with your confirmation.


Your fee covers all of your expenses during the FAM, September 15-18, 2020, including lodging, food, entertainment, and local transportation. You are responsible for the planning and expense of your transportation to and from Branson to attend the FAM. That includes airport transfers if you decide to fly to the area. Each participant is responsible for any and all expenses related to items of a personal nature and miscellaneous expenses.


This FAM includes a scheduled business meeting session on Friday, September 15-18, 2020, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This portion of the FAM gives you the opportunity to meet with the Branson Group Sales Representatives one-on-one to discuss customized group and individual travel packages and itineraries. This session is required if your application is accepted to participate in the FAM.


This is a busy FAM Tour with lots of activities and a fair amount of walking required, including inclines and steps. A good health condition is recommended for everyone’s safety and maximum enjoyment. A light jacket is also recommended for cool theaters and attractions. Every effort is made to accommodate special dietary needs during the FAM but they are not guaranteed.


Due to the overwhelming popularity of this FAM and the limited space, we respectively request you not submit an application if you attended this FAM between the years of 2015-2019 to allow space for new professional travel planners who’ve never been to Branson or not visited in at least 6 years. 


Tuesday, September 1, 2020