KHM Travel Rocks at Viking Cruises’ Boom the Room Event
Written by: Guest on June 27, 2017
Written by: Dezaree Stack, KHM Travel Group’s Marketing Administrative Assistant
Last Tuesday, a group of KHM Travel agents from around Ohio, plus corporate team members participated in Viking Cruises’ exciting game night, Boom the Room. Arranged by Dianne Pierson, Viking River Cruises’ Business Development Manager for KHM Travel Group, Boom the Room is a fun evening of trivia, learning and even a few surprises.
Because of KHM Travel’s strong partnership with Viking Cruises, Dianne allocated multiple tables for our teams. Two teams, the KHM Konquerors and KHM Krusaders, were formed from a mixture of agents and staff.
Over 200 attendees gathered at the Bluestone, in Columbus, Ohio, for the event. Bluestone was once a Baptist church, and has been transformed into a unique venue for concerts and other special events. Under cathedral-style ceilings and beautiful stained-glass windows, attendees enjoyed an “Around the World” buffet, which highlighted cuisine from some of Viking Cruises’ most popular destinations.
After dinner, the trivia game began. KHM Travel’s dedicated and fun group of Ohio travel agents came full of Viking Cruises information. In addition to questions about Viking ships and itineraries, the Viking team put a twist on the 20-question quiz by including questions about Ohio. The questions ranged in difficulty, but that did not stop our teams!
A few times throughout the game, the quiz was paused and event staff would “Boom the Room” – which means shower the teams with cash, special offers from Viking, and even some trivia answers!
All agents departed with extensive knowledge about Viking’s river and ocean products, and how they differ from other cruise lines. It was also a great opportunity for Ohio agents to get to know each other, and the KHM Travel staff members that attended. The room buzzed with story sharing, trivia chatter, and river cruise essentials.
As the answers were reviewed, Michele Saegesser, Viking Cruises’ Vice President of Sales, shared some of her many personal experiences with Viking. She discussed what was on the horizon for Viking, including new ocean and river cruise ships, promotions and sales strategies to help agents make the most of each booking.
The scores were tallied, and a three-way tie was announced! All three teams had perfect scores, and the KHM Konquerors were one of those teams! Rather than turn to a tie-breaker, Michele Saegesser said, “Perfection should be rewarded,” and decided to give each member of all three teams a Viking River cruise!
Everyone in attendance was sent home a winner with Viking Cruise memorabilia, fun memories, and new friends. Our staff truly enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Boom the Room this year alongside our agents. Congratulations again to the winners — we hope to see plenty of photos from the KHM Konquerors’ river cruise trips!
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