Cruise Association Offers Training and Professional Development Courses to the Travel Agent Community
Fort Lauderdale, FL — April 22, 2015 —
Today at cruise3sixty, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is announcing eight new training and professional development e-learning courses for the travel agent community, all of which are available online as of April 29, 2015. Created by CLIA’s professional development team, the courses offer business, niche, geography, sales and professional development content. The courses are easily accessible via computer anytime on CLIA’s website.
“CLIA is excited to unveil our new Career Seascape e-learning offerings to help advance the expertise of our travel agent community,” said Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA Executive Vice President, Membership and Operations. “We continue to evolve our available training courses and are committed to offering travel agents the best tools, techniques and tips to sell cruises. CLIA is looking forward to further engaging our travel agent community and building our course offerings both online and at in-person seminars.”
The new courses compliment CLIA’s existing e-learning offerings, designed to help sharpen travel agent skills and create travel industry leaders. The new Intro to Cruising series is available to CLIA’s Diamond Travel Agency Members for free as part of their membership or for $25 per course for all other CLIA members. The initial series includes four course offerings, with additional courses launching later this year: Cruising 101; Cruising 201; Power Selling Skills; and Successful Qualifying. Additional e-learning course titles available for $25 per course are What Have You Done for PR Lately?; Eat, Drink, and Cruise; Sell Your Passion; and Put the Person Back into Selling.
“At CLIA, we pride ourselves on being a unified voice for the cruise industry and we are excited to utilize our extensive network of cruise industry experts to offer advancement courses for travel agents and help them become the best in their profession,” D’Aoust continued. “We hope to continue to help members build their cruise industry knowledge and sharpen their sales skills.”
Between May and July, seven additional online courses will roll out. In addition to the new online offerings, some select courses are also being offered in person. For more information on those offerings, contact CLIA Member Services at 885-444-2542. Information on these and the entire CLIA training program can be found at http://www.cruising.org/training-certification