Travel Impressions this month is launching its online travel agent training program, Travel Impressions University.
The three-chapter online course is part of Travel Impressions’ EducaTIon First initiative. It gives travel agents an in-depth look at the tour operator’s portfolio of offerings, from destinations to services. Graduates will receive LoyalTI First bonus points, marketing materials and exclusive fam trip opportunities.
The course also incorporates social media skills training, including a #WeekendLearning social media series—most recently highlighting five Ritz-Carlton properties in the Caribbean —and interactive webcasts.
Travel Impressions will be kicking off another social media campaign on Facebook on Jan. 9 under the hashtag #Panamania, where travel agents can virtually tag along with communications manager Su-Jit Lin as she tours Panama for real-time insights and selling tips.
The company also will begin beta testing a new reservations system in early 2017. Based on the Quest system, it will integrate the back-office functions of Travel Impressions and Apple Vacations.
A mouse click away: To find and access over 150 travel agent training programs from cruise lines, tour operators, hotels, destinations and more, including ways to better operate and market your business, click here.
A common scam involves a call from what is apparently the hotel front desk asking for your credit card number confirmation. When the number they claim to have is confirmed wrong, they request the correct number.
The World’s Top Five Airports
1. Changi Airport, Singapore
2. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
3. Zurich Airport, Switzerland
4. Hamad International Airport, Doha
5. Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Pres. Trump To Reverse Cuba Policy
- Cuba Reversal Expected To Be Announced Friday In Miami
- President Trump Rolls Back Cuba Détente But Keeps Cruise And Air Travel Open
- Five Apps Travel Agents Need To Know About
- Marriott Announces Stricter Cancellation Policy
- The Ritz-Carlton To Launch Three-Ship Yacht Cruise Line
|Earn Free Night Stays With Club Med|
Club Med Expert Agents will also be entered to win a four-night stay at any North American Club Med resort.
|Go On Exclusive Fams With The Caymankind Specialist Program|
Along with other graduate benefits.
|Become A U By Uniworld River Cruise Specialist|
The training program is accredited by CLIA and offers benefits upon completion.
|Tourism Authority Of Thailand Specialist Program|
Thai the Knot Sales Companion gives agents access to a sales toolbox with a variety of collateral materials to help agents sell Thailand to clients.
|Join Marriott's Hotel Excellence! Training Program|
Benefits include deeply discounted rates at hotels worldwide.
|Tourism New Zealand Expands Specialist Program|
Travel agents will now earn bronze, silver or gold status.