Become an Xcaret Xpert Graduate!

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Become a Travel Agent Xcaret Xpert Graduate!

If you send clients to Cancun, Isla Mujeres, or the Riviera Maya, chances are they have, or, visit one of our parks. Why not presell the tickets, get your clients the best possible price, earn a commission, and ensure they go to the right park and enjoy the many activities we have to offer?

We want your e-learning experience to be hassle-free and rewarding.

What You'll Learn

Increase the ease with which you can sell our parks & tours
Understand how to increase commissions by pre-booking our parks and tours
Allow you to answer client questions with confidence
Describe the benefits of our parks and packages
Ask your client relevant questions to determine which park best fits their needs
Graduate Benefits!

Free entrance for two to any one of our Parks or Tours upon graduation (terms apply; instructions available after graduation)**.

Certificate of graduation as an Xcaret Xpert

2 CEU credits from The Travel Institute; 4 credits from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA). Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com or www.acta.ca for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation

 

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Becoma Travel Agent Travel Impresions Expert

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Become a Member of Travel Impressions University’s Dean’s List!

A true travel agent partner, with exclusively B2B, agent-only distribution, Travel Impressions is one of the largest leisure tour operators in North America. An extensive global portfolio makes it easy for you to plan the perfect experience for every type of traveler. Let us show you how we make it clear that

Your success is our destination

In the Travel Impressions University course, among other selling features, you will learn about our:

• Commitment to your professional success; how we prioritize your business and your clients.

• Exceptional value and pricing that is more competitive than ever before.

• Phenomenal exclusives, savings, programs, and perks

• Great commissions and incentives.

• Award-winning service and support.

• The tools, education, and resources that support your success.

• Breadth of product, from the Caribbean, Mexico, and North America to Europe, South America, the South Pacific, Asia, and more exotic global destinations.

• Enriching and immersive tour experiences.

• The Villa Experience by Travel Impressions and Villas of Distinction

• DVFs: Dedicated Vacation Flights by Travel Impressions.

• Group booking capabilities for weddings and milestone celebrations
Graduate Benefits!

Certification as a Travel Impressions’ Dean’s List member

3 CEUs for members of The Travel Institute. Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits, and how to receive these credits following graduation... and more!

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Travel Agent Training Webinar on New Caledonia

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Travel Agent Training webinar Thursday, June 22, 2017
10am Pacific · 11am Mountain · 12pm Cental · 1pm Eastern

Where to take your clients next
Located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia is the third largest island in the Pacific. Offering one beautiful beach after the other, here you can immerse yourself in crystal clear turquoise lagoons, and vast open spaces.

New Caledonia is a nature lover’s paradise. Punching well above its weight, the island lays claim to impressive natural features, including the largest lagoon in the world and a 900 mile-long coral reef, second only in size to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, New Caledonia’s vast coral reef offers some of the most spectacular diving in the world. Not only is it an important nesting site for green turtles, but it also supports an astonishing variety of tropical fish, seabirds, sharks, whales and dugongs, also known as sea cows.

And there is more to this tropical playground…in New Caledonia you find a charming mix of French and Melanesian: warm hospitality sitting beside European elegance, gourmet food beneath palm trees, sand, resorts, and bungalows.

The capital, Nouméa is a little piece of France in the Pacific, with its French Riviera atmosphere and its luxury boutiques. With an abundance of mixed cultural influences, New Caledonia blends together heritage, entertainment, and leisure activities.

Long beautiful beaches are backed by cafes and bars, with horizons that display tiny islets to attract day trippers. Be lured into kayaks or microlights, rock climb, sail, dive into a world of corals, canyons, caves and shipwrecks, go whale watching or snorkeling, or relax on the warm sand of a deserted isle. Natural wonders and manmade delights are at your fingertips.

Learn how to get your clients there
Aircalin (SB/063) is proud to be the international airline of New Caledonia with flights between Noumea and international destinations including service to Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji & Tahiti. Code share flights are available between LAX and Noumea (NOU) with Air Tahiti Nui.

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Become a SouthWest Germany Specialist​

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Become a SouthWest Germany Travel Agent Specialist.

Are you ready to “go cuckoo” and be a proud owner of your very own SouthWest Germany travel agent Specialist Certificate? We are delighted to invite travel professionals like yourself to enhance their knowledge about one of the most fascinating and spectacular destinations in Germany.

Our Cuckoo Training provides you with essential facts and background information about SouthWest Germany, and with a bit of luck, you will be in the running to experience an amazing journey to SouthWest Germany.

Graduate Benefits!

Win a FAM trip to the “Sunny Side of Germany”

Win a SouthWest Germany surprise package

Get your SouthWest Germany Specialist Certificate

Receive your SouthWest Germany E-Mail Badge

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Become a Travel Agent Argentina Specialest

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
12pm Pacific · 1pm Mountain · 2pm Central · 3pm Eastern

This webinar is to inform agents how to sell Aerolineas Argentinas and its domestic destinations.

There are plenty of reasons to travel to Argentina. As the most populous country in South America and largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, Argentina has distinct and beautiful geography, interesting history and culture, thriving nightlife, and unique local cuisine. It's no wonder why Argentina attracts thousands of visitors every year. Here are a few reasons why tourists can't get enough of Argentina, and why you might want to plan a visit soon.

A country that always takes an opportunity to celebrate, Argentina has many different kinds of festivals. Buenos Aires is a host to festivals throughout the year including the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI); Fashion Buenos Aires which celebrates fashion in a week-long event twice a year; La Rural, the nation's two-week farm fair and gaucho festival; and a gay pride parade.

There are festivals celebrating art, music, and the tango as well. JuJuy celebrates the “Semana de Jujuy” when the usually quiet city comes alive for a week of partying to celebrate its founding. In Villa General Belgrano (near Córdoba) Oktoberfest is celebrated during the first two weeks of October with an enormous beer festival that celebrates German culture... and Aerolineas Argentinas will take you there.

We have excellent connections to all Argentina and our service on board will make this experience more memorable for your clients.

We look forward to your participation in our webinar.

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How to Sell Viking River Cruises

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Learn More About Grand European Tour

Viking is the world’s most recognized and best-loved European river
cruise line. Find out why.
In this webinar, learn about:
• Our destination-focused approach to European river cruising
• Why we are the Europe experts
• The distinctive features of our award-winning Viking Longships®
• The Viking Difference: how we provide The Thinking Person’s Cruise®
• Viking Inclusive Value
PRESENTER: Rob Huffman
DATE: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
TIME: 2:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM PST

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Japan Travel Agent Specialist Course

Japan

 

Learn How to Sell Endless Discoveries!

Japan Travel Agent Specialist General Course

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of selling Japan to your clients - from its vast natural wonders to its rich cultural treasures, both ancient and modern. A firm grasp of Japan's myriad attractions will help you find the perfect match for their dream vacations year after year.

Japan Travel Specialist Advanced Master's Course

Whatever your clients' special interests – history, cuisine, ancient or contemporary architecture, sports, nature or unique cultural pursuits...Japan has it all! Do they enjoy traveling in style? Japan has a wide range of luxury offerings that will delight your most discerning clients. Deepen your knowledge on all these aspects by delving into this course and becoming a true expert on Japan. You will learn to build vacation packages that will exceed clients' expectations and leave them wanting more.
Graduate Benefits!

(The JTS E-Learning Program is available for North American and South American travel agents only. We regret that this program is not open to students who are not professional travel agents.)
Certificate of graduation as a Japan Travel Specialist (JTS).

2 CEU credits (Japan Travel Specialist General Course), 2 CEU credits (Japan Travel Specialist Advanced Master’s Course) from The Travel Institute; 4 credits (Japan Travel Specialist General Course), 4 credits (Japan Travel Specialist Advanced Master’s Course) from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA). Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com or www.acta.ca for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation.

Priority invitation to familiarization trips, seminars hosted by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), and Japan tourism events hosted by JNTO’s supporting suppliers.

Consumer leads: Free internet listing as a Japan Travel Specialist Travel Agent on our website (www.us.jnto.go.jp). Consumers visiting this site while planning their vacations will have access to your contact information if they wish to seek expert advice and booking assistance.

• Free promotional materials.
• Bi-monthly newsletter with updates on destinations, products, and offers.
• JTS Desk for firsthand support in offering tourism information to your clients.

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Become a Nassau Paradise Island Specialist!

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Become a Travel Agent Nassau Paradise Island Specialist!

On Nassau Paradise Island life is easy; English is spoken, American dollars are on a par with the Bahamian dollar, the weather is beautiful and people are friendly. It is the closest world-class international beach resort to most cities in the U.S., and appeals to a vast spectrum of vacationers.

This course provides an overview of these and many other reasons why Nassau Paradise Island should be high on your clients’ list of vacation destinations. You’ll find details on many of the diverse experiences which may be enjoyed here, and receive a primer on our wide-ranging selection of accommodations, providing a match for each one of your clients.

*Both offers valid for Nassau Paradise Island Specialist graduates only.

Graduate Benefits!
Certificate of graduation as a Nassau Paradise Island Specialist
2 CEU credits from The Travel Institute. Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation.

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Win a FREE Cruise From Crystal

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Attend this webinar June 22nd, 2017 at 11:00am PT | 2:00pm ET
one lucky Travel Agent will win a complimentary cruise for two

Luxury, by its very definition, is “a state of great comfort and extravagant living;” and at Crystal®, luxury travel is a way of life! With the continued elevation of the Crystal Experience® across all brands - by sea, river, land and air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel.

Join Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, and special guest speakers for updates on the phenomenal growth and evolution of the new Crystal - including the transformation of Crystal Symphony® and Crystal Serenity®, the exciting expansion of Crystal River Cruises™, and much more!

During this webinar, attendees will gain valuable insight into:

The Evolution of Crystal Luxury - a multi-million-dollar transformation
Crystal's new “Rhine Class” river ships - arriving this fall
2017 Northwest Passage - unprecedented adventures and unsurpassed luxury
2018 World Cruises - 4 World Cruises, 14 dynamic voyages, unparalleled options
The latest special offers for your clients

Plus - one lucky attendee will win a complimentary cruise for two

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Become a Westin and Sheraton Specialist!

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Become a Westin and Sheraton Specialist!

You’ll learn how Westin Hotels & Resorts is committed to the well-being of travelers with signature wellness programs that help them eat, sleep, move, feel, work and play well while on the road. With rejuvenating Heavenly® Beds, nutritious SuperFoodsRx™ menus and Gear Lending for when their workout gear is left behind at home, Westin empowers its guests to stay in control and be at their best while traveling. Westin, Let’s Rise.

Now a part of Marriott, Sheraton is continuing to grow and innovate its way into the future. Sheraton welcomes travelers to 447 properties in 75 countries and has the goal of opening more than 150 new hotels worldwide by 2020.
Plus:
Gain a snapshot overview of how the joining of Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International satisfies the diverse needs of all of your clients with an unparalleled collection of 30 hotel brands.

Discover how the SPG Pro, B2B loyalty rewards program, rewards you personally for things you do professionally.

*Must be a graduate of ALL 4 modules. Prize giveaway open to U.S. agents only. Click here to view terms & conditions.
Graduate Benefits!
Graduate specialist certificate for each course completed

4 CEU credits from The Travel Institute. Go to www.thetravelinstitute.com for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation

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Become a Switzerland Travel Expert

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Become a Switzerland Travel Expert with our new e-learning program.

Travel professionals can specialize to find the top 10 experiences in areas such as lifestyle, scenic trains, outdoor, winter, food, and the Grand Tour of Switzerland. The interactive online Switzerland Travel Academy offers core training as well as specialization modules, enabling agents to focus on niche markets such as families and outdoor activities.

Study with a smile: Join the new Switzerland Travel Academy.

Top 10 experiences in Switzerland.

Win an amazing trip (including flights with Swiss International Airlines and Swiss Travel Passes in 1st class for 8 days) to Switzerland by graduating by Nov 30, 2017 from our new Switzerland e-learning.

Travel professionals across North America have asked us for more training. Switzerland Tourism listened and launched the new Switzerland Travel Academy, together with the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.

"We want to offer high-quality training," said Pascal Prinz, manager of trade relations on the East Coast for Switzerland Tourism. He said one of the greatest benefits of the new program is that "it's not one size fits all" and can be customized to the agent's interests. According to Prinz, the training includes features such as top 10 experiences for different interests, videos and quizzes, and market-specific information like exchange rates and flight options.
Graduate Benefits!

Certification upon graduation

Option to specialize in certain segments

Rights to use the Travel Expert logo for letters / brochures / website / email signature

Possibility of ordering brochures

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