Hirsch Pipe & Supply Co. (Van Nuys, Calif.) hosted a Costa Rican vacation for 180 attendees in May 2003. Customers spent a week at two five-star resorts enjoying recreational activities such as white water rafting and rain forest canopy tours. They earned the vacation by purchasing sponsoring vendors’ products and exceeding a purchase quota during the promotional period of March 1, 2002, through Feb. 28, 2003. Joining Hirsch on the trip were several representatives from manufacturers, including Jim Hilton of American Water Heater, Larry Singerman of Brass Craft, and Julio Rodriguez of Moen. The wholesaler’s next vacation promotion destination is Fiji in October 2004.