China Links Travel, in cooperation with the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO), has introduced a new training module to its website for agents to discover more about the destination and sell Japan with confidence.

With six modules available, the training originates from the JNTO and can be completed upon registration within 30 minutes. Agents can start with the basics such as where the destination is, how big it is, its airports, who flies there, when’s the best time to visit, with follow up test questions all in a multiple choice format.

Modules include ‘Japan Basics 1’, ‘Japan Basics 2’, ‘Japanese Culture’, ‘Stay & Explore’, ‘Golden Route’ and ‘Special Interest’. They don’t have to be completed all at once and upon completion agents receive a certificate and a congratulation pack that includes a Green tea Kit Kat, Time Out guide and face pack.

Charlie Cooper, UK sales manager for the tour operator, said: “Japan is a destination which more customers will undoubtedly be asking for - it’s a great country that has so much to offer to all ages and is easy to get around with fantastic rail systems. It doesn’t have to be expensive especially if your customer is happy to go semi-escorted, but we advise booking early as demand can often outweigh supply. The many beaches the destination offers can also make a lovely add-on too.”

The company is also running an agent competition which means that for every booking made through the operator, agents will automatically be entered into a monthly draw to win a £75 Wagamamma’s voucher. More bookings increase the chances of winning and winners will be notified by the operator.

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