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Travel Fair a success

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  • By Airman 1st Class Anthony Jennings
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Team Andersen caught a glimpse of paradise during the 7th Annual Travel Fair at the Sunrise Conference Center, Oct. 14.

Approximately 400 people who were in attendance, not counting children, had the opportunity to receive prizes, enjoy the entertainment of a native dance group, and check out great offers on travel destinations and hotels.

Tech. Sgt. Dereck Hutcherson, 554th RED HORSE Squadron, won the grand prize package valued at nearly $10,000. This included open airfare for two to destinations in the Asia and Pacific region, a cruise and other perks.

The event provided not only an opportunity for Team Andersen to get an idea of the great offers available, but gave the vendors a chance to boost sales.

"The feedback was extremely positive from both the vendor s' viewpoint and the Andersen Community," said Paul Floyd, 36th Force Support Squadron Community Services Flight chief. "The vendors made many contacts that will result in a surge of sales."

Though the vendors ensured they entertained their potential customers with free giveaways, a performance by a Fiji Dance Group, cookies and brochures, the true value of the event came from their travel offers.

"The giveaways are the icing on the cake for the community," Floyd said. "They draw folks out and get them interested in possible vacation destinations. Most people are actually surprised how reasonable some of these packages can be."

According to Floyd, the Travel Fair was a huge success and shows an increasing interest in the Andersen Community.

"Our vendors and staff agree that the turnout for these events is steadily increasing," Floyd said. "Our success is confirmation that this type of event is of benefit to the travel providers and is a great value and information source for the Andersen community."