College-Style Curriculum Advances Education Options for Travel Advisors
Training Team launches 101-, 201-, and 301-level courses with new Learning Plan
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 11, 2021) – School is in session for travel advisors with Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® with the launch of a new tiered learning path that provides a personalized approach to supporting advisors’ ongoing education and professional development. A highlight of the program is a brand-new sales and business administration curriculum which will fuel their success as small business owners.
“Continuing education is table stakes for travel advisors, and our Training Team is always developing new content that takes our advisors skills and competencies to the next level,” said Charity Santiago, director of training. “This year we analyzed the existing training content and identified several areas where more curriculum was needed. Not only did we enhance existing trainings, but we added entirely new learning tracks in two subject areas.”
Incorporating feedback from the Training & Events Committee comprised of travel advisors within the network, this new learning structure groups content into learning tracks that enables advisors to focus on their area of need. There is a training review and 101-, 201- and 301-level courses in subject areas for Product; Marketing; Sales; Business Administration; Groups; and My Cruise Control, the three brand’s proprietary Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. The new learning plan is designed with flexibility in mind so advisors can either become an expert in one area by completing all the training modules horizontally within a category or gain knowledge across all categories by completing the modules vertically. Plus, these new levels make it easier for advisors to find the appropriate training courses to match their skill levels.
“The new learning path is like a one-stop-shop for the hottest training topics that we need to know – not only what is popular, but more importantly what is the most useful and best for meeting current informational needs,” said Dream Vacations Franchise Owner and Vacation Specialist Shane Gray. “The program allows advisors to enter into a cache of lessons without spending extra time searching for what they are looking for in a library. It truly is an illustration of efficiency in learning.”
The Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. overall training program and online learning platform, The Learning Center, have won national awards in the travel industry, as well as the learning and development field. Travel advisors have access to more than 1,000 training modules that provide them with travel industry expertise, as well as hard and soft sales skills. Innovative, interactive and engaging trainings that feature real-life examples and a variety of levels offered based on where an advisor is on their business journey, gives Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. agencies a competitive edge.
Those passionate about travel with an entrepreneurial spirit who would like to be part of a travel agency network that cares more about its agents and travelers should visit www.DreamVacationsFranchise.com to learn about franchising with Dream Vacations and CruiseOne, and www.SellCruises.com to learn about becoming an independent vacation specialist with business opportunity Cruises Inc.
About Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® are part of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. The Dream Vacations and CruiseOne franchise give entrepreneurs the opportunity to become a small business owner, as well as a choice in how they brand their travel business. Cruises Inc. is an independent business opportunity providing individuals a fun way to earn extra money. Both business models provide a work-from-home opportunity to those passionate about selling travel, whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour. With a mission of delivering a remarkable experience, travel agents with all three brands are given premium resources to plan and create a seamless vacation experience for the customer while offering the best value. For more information on Dream Vacations and CruiseOne, visit www.dreamvacationsfranchise.com, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/DreamVacationsFranchise, follow on Twitter at @Dream_Franchise or watch its videos at www.youtube.com/DreamVacationsBusiness. For more information on Cruises Inc., visit www.sellcruises.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SellCruises.