Viking has launched an all-new travel advisor training program called the Viking Travel Advisor Academy. The four-module program provides advisors with all the tools they need to promote Viking, as well as the opportunity to earn exclusive benefits. For instance, graduates can earn $100 for every booking made within 30 days of graduating.
"We are very proud of our longstanding partnerships with travel advisors, who help us share the world of Viking with curious travelers," said Michele Saegesser, vice president of sales and national accounts at Viking. "Viking has expanded significantly since we launched the industry's first river voyage academy in 2015. Our new academy builds on previous successes and incorporates invaluable feedback we received from the advisor community. We hope our partners will complete the entire Viking Travel Advisor Academy to become Viking Certified Experts and take advantage of the numerous benefits awarded to graduates."
Graduates can take advantage of the following benefits:
- $100 per booking incentive on a Viking reloadable VISA card for every confirmed booking made within 30 days of successfully completing the Viking Fundamentals, Rivers, Oceans and Expeditions courses;
- A certificate acknowledging the completion of the Viking Travel Advisor Academy and the achievement of becoming a Viking Certified Expert;
- A digital Viking Certified Expert badge to display on websites and email signatures;
- Membership into the Viking graduate community, providing eligibility for special travel advisor cruise rates and FAM sailings.
Travel advisors can register for the Viking Travel Advisor Academy and Viking Rewards program at the Viking Travel Advisor Portal. Alternatively, advisors can reach out to their Viking director of business development or business development manager for additional information.