For every destination that requires your expertise, there are at least 50 local hotels that you’re expected to know just as thoroughly. We suspect that you don't have the time to research every hotel, in every location, for every client. A more productive way to learn about 3,800 hotels in 92 countries is to become an AccorHotels Ambassador. Complete three courses and have 480,000 rooms in your arsenal – one and done!
So your client wants to scuba dive, surf, tour by ATV, go whitewater rafting and hike through waterfalls – all on one affordable trip. They can do this and more when they go to the Dominican Republic. Yes, the all-inclusive paradise also caters to outdoor enthusiasts. Become a Dominican Republic Specialist to target the growing number of adventure travelers while selling the Caribbean's number one destination.
Specializing in Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, owner of Canada’s “best” hotel and 18 other premium properties, is easy (only nine lessons) and rewarding. You’ll have spacious (every guest room is at least 400 square feet) and luxurious go-to accommodations in several trending destinations, from Bali to Hanoi. More importantly, Pan Pacific Specialists are eligible to win a $50 gift card every month, a two-night North American stay every quarter and a six-night stay at Pan Pacific Singapore and Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort and $1,000 cash this year.
If you’ve ever been curious to see how The Trump Organization works, Eric Danziger, Chief Executive Officer of Trump Hotels, is inviting travel advisors to look behind the scenes. The all-new Trump Hotels Travel Specialist gives you an inside look at the famed brand’s hospitality strategy, from signature programs to its pillars of success, and the wherewithal to sell like a boss.
The Silversea Expeditions Specialist Course has been designed to help you sell this unique type of travel. You’ll learn how Silversea Expeditions differs from Silversea Cruises and who make up the best prospects for it.
Silversea Expeditions’ three ships (and fourth ship being added in fourth quarter 2017) sail on specially curated itineraries to all seven continents and more than 350 destinations. Silversea Expeditions not only visits some of the world’s most remarkable and remote destinations, but it also provides in-depth discoveries and truly authentic adventures of these locales.
In survey after survey, marketing firms, tour operators and consortia name Italy as the most or second-most popular destination of choice for Europe-bound American travelers. The country’s multifaceted appeal is certainly a draw. History buffs, art lovers, architecture aficionados, fashionistas and — perhaps most notably — foodies will find plenty of experiences to fill their vacation days. In this Focus Series, our Italy correspondent, Sharri Whiting De Masi, provides an overview of what’s new and trending in Rome, Venice, Florence / Tuscany and Milan /Lakes Region — the four most-visited cities and regions— along with insider tips for you to pass along to your clients.
Tourists continue to put the Caribbean on the map in record numbers and Barbados in particular is experiencing a boom. For specialists, a membership in Barbados Elite Club means your earnings should reflect your expertise. So, you've taken the in-depth course, you've enjoyed "Preferred Agent" status on the official BTA website and you've logged your bookings in the rewards program for a chance to win $500 every month as well as a trip to Barbados. Oh, you haven't? Refresh your knowledge to maximize your membership benefits.
Fresh off a record-breaking year, Hawaii’s tourism will focus on the latest travel trends, from adventure to culinary tourism, to give visitors authentic cultural experiences with every Hawaiian vacation. Become a Hawaii Destination Specialist to stay on top of the latest tourism developments from one of the world’s most popular destinations. Both existing and new graduates will benefit from a richer understanding of the six individual islands. In addition to learning insider tips and accessing customized sales tools, you’ll benefit from consumer referrals, up-to-date and robust marketing materials and ongoing rewards.
We don't have to tell you that today's affluent travelers are interested in authentic experiences. The more exotic and uncharted, the better. First comes fascination followed by luxury hotel developers and validated by travel editors' picturesque prose. Sri Lanka fits the "emerging luxury destination" paradigm to a tee, complete with Lonely Planet "Dream Trips" and Robb Report's "Top Destinations for 2016" write-ups and Shangri-La property openings. Become a Shangri-La Specialist to prepare for those inevitable Sri Lanka requests and for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Like the destination itself, Key Lime Academy has been designed to educate, inspire and entertain while unveiling all of what the Florida Keys has to offer. Along the way, you will meet a diverse group of local personalities who will introduce themselves through a series of short videos. As a graduate of Key Lime Academy, you will have access to our Suggested Itineraries; a series of vacation ideas written by locals offering insider tips on attractions, photo ops, restaurants and places worth discovering. But be careful — chances are these suggestions will inspire your own visit to the Florida Keys sometime very soon.