Marriott Offers Free Certification Program With Tourism Cares For Valentine’s Day

by Jessica Montevago
Marriott Offers Free Certification Program With Tourism Cares For Valentine’s Day

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Marriott International is sponsoring the Good Travels Advisor certification and training program from Tourism Cares, and in honor of Valentine’s Day, is offering the course complimentary to travel professionals.

Good Travels Advisor provides agents with the tools and knowledge needed to guide and educate clients on how to give back. The demand for meaningful and authentic travel experiences, often called “voluntourism,” continues to grow and is popular among Millennials, families and the affluent. The six-chapter course includes advice from global leaders in travel such as the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization and fellow travel agents.

“Marriott International has a strong culture of giving back and we understand the growing interest in volunteer and responsible travel,” said Cynthia Perry, global director of Marriott International and Tourism Cares board of director member.  “The Good Travels Advisor program provides the tools and knowledge that travel professionals can use to guide and educate their clients on how to give back during their travels in a productive and responsible manner”.

The first 200 travel professionals who sign up for the course using the promotional code MARRIOTT can take the course for free. Agents who complete the course by March 14 will also qualify for a drawing for one of two complimentary registrations to a Tourism Cares 2017 hallmark destination volunteering event, including travel expenses up to $500. The drawing will be held on March 17.

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