BRIGHT Travel Training Event – Portsmouth

BRIGHT Travel Training Event – Portsmouth

Last week I went to the BRIGHT training event at the Hotel Marriott Portsmouth. I haven’t been to the events in a while due to me being “semi-retired”. However as it was local to me I decided I would go along with my husband Colin and make sure he was doing the job right!

The Sponsor on that night was Alentejo Portugal, represented by Sue Ockwell.

After the training event given by 10 of the BRIGHT Members, Sue gave a presentation on Alentejo – hidden Portugal. I didn’t know that the name means “the region below the River Tagus” The Portuguese sound their J’s so the word is pronounced Alen-tay-joe” Unlike the Spanish who do not sound the J.

Has anyone ever tried the Portuguese wine? Sue brought some Red and White wine with her and we had that as a welcome drink and throughout the meal. Very nice it was too.

Alentejo has no pollution so you can watch the night sky uninterrupted. It’s only a short flight from the UK to Lisbon. The beaches look fantastic, white sand and loads of bays to explore. If you want to know more got to Visit Portugal and look at the pictures.

Colin and I have a Motorhome and we vow to visit the region, perhaps next year. However, there are some fantastic properties, and you can stay on a houseboat too!

After the presentation, we went for dinner and Prize giving. Alentejo gave a 3 night stay inc flights and was won by Lyn Martin of Solent World Travel. BRIGHT’s main prize donated by Oceania, was £100 Love to Shop Vouchers won by Heidi Baker of Hays Travel, Southsea. Then there was the raffle with loads more prizes to be won. A great night, wish I could make more of them.

We, at Events For Travel, organise these events on behalf of overseas clients and getting agents to attend these events is never easy. However, I would like to thank all of those agents who come along to the training and support us. Without you it would not be such an enjoyable evening.

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