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Heading to the Orange Bowl? Chat with Kent Houk of Travellers about the trip to Miami

December 4, 2007

Kent Houk, vice president of sales for Travellers Inc. of Lawrence, will chat at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday about Miami, site of the Orange Bowl, and travel packages. KU plays Virginia Tech in the Jan. 3 Orange Bowl.

This chat has already taken place. Read the transcript below.

Moderator

Good afternoon. This is Dennis Anderson, managing editor of the Lawrence Journal-World. Our guest today is Kent Houk of Travellers. Travellers is offering a travel package to the Orange Bowl, where the Jayhawks will be playing Virginia Tech on Jan. 3 in Miami. Welcome Kent.

Kent Houk

Thanks for having me Dennis!

Moderator

How does business for the Orange Bowl compare to other KU bowl games of recent times?

Kent Houk

There is quite a bit more interest. When we became bowl eligible early on, I think folks started making plans to attend the bowl we were selected to.

Moderator

What can fans expect to see when they get to Miami?

Kent Houk

There is a lot of exciting things going on around bowl time. There will be different fan activities such as a fan fest and various Alumni activities. South Beach is a popular spot for dinning and entertainment and I imagine a few folks will get their feet wet in the ocean. I imagine fans will see a lot of blue other than the ocean.

Moderator

I see former KU Coach Don Fambrough and Gale Sayers will be joining your Orange Bowl trip. How much access will fans have to them.

Kent Houk

They will be on the tour with us and anyone who knows Coach Fambrough knows he is one of the most approachable people we know. Gale and Don will be part of the group and we will have a Hawk Talk Breakfast with Don and Gale that will be exclusive of our tour package. Both gentlemen are extremely excited. Coach Fambrough is the only coach to be associated with all our Orange Bowl appearences.

livingstone

Will there any activities after the game?

Kent Houk

Nothing planned, but I am sure after our victory there will be plenty of Jayhawks out celebrating.

desinr

How do you compete with internet fares or incorporate them into your travel packages?

Kent Houk

We are finding that most of the airfares on the internet are very similar to what we offer. The difference is that you get to talk to a live person. Travelers can also book their own air and do land-only packages with us, but as a general rule it is best to get the whole thing from us so you have one party to deal with.

fabian_zimbabwe

Any chance you have a two-day, one-night package available (that may also include tickets)? Wishful thinking, I realize...just thought I'd ask.

Kent Houk

Not right now. Most of the hotels have a 2 or 3 night stay minimum.

allacom2300

can you please advise on the closest hotels close to the miami stadium that you can recommend to students.

Kent Houk

There are so many properties in Miami that I would suggest you call our office and let our reservation agents assist you in finding the right property and the right price. 749-0700

Moderator

How much does a Bowl package cost per person?

Kent Houk

The bowl package including Charter Air from KC is $1595 per person double occupance. All the details are at www.travellers.vacation.com. If anyone is interested in going I would suggest they call asap as we only have a few seats left.

Moderator

We are out of time. I would like to thank Kent Houk of Travellers for joining us today, and the readers for your questions.

Kent Houk

Thanks again for having me and GO JAYHAWKS!!

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