Visit Orlando has launched the Orlando Travel Academy, an online tool that provides education on all aspects of Orlando.
Once agents have completed the seven chapters, they will become a certified Orlando Travel Experts, and will earn four continuing education credits from The Travel Institute.
Danielle Courtenay, chief marketing officer of the tourist office said: “Travel agents play an important role in selling Orlando and helping travellers get the most fun, memories and value out of their visit. The updated Orlando Travel Academy uses full audio commentary to bring the destination to life in a dynamic way and provides new and helpful information even for those that may have completed a previous version of the programme.”
Graduates also qualify for a variety of exclusive benefits, including the chance to be selected for one of 50 places on a VIP super fam which takes place from September 27-October 4, offering visits to Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; Transformers The Ride – 3D at Universal Orlando Resort; and the New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park.
Agents will also receive a listing in the “Travel Agent Lookup” widget featured on the tourist board’s consumer website plus agent-only exclusive deals in the Visit Orlando Travel Agent Passport.
For more information see www.visitorlando.com/trade