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New cruise training module for Aussie Specialists

New cruise training module for Aussie Specialists
Tourism Australia will launch a new online interactive cruise training module for qualified Aussie Specialists in the UK and North America later this year.

Tourism Australia has 22,000 Aussie Specialists, front line travel sellers, around the globe.

They are provided with the knowledge and skills to best sell Australia through training modules, a website, e-newsletters, trade events and familiarisation trips to Australia.

‘The Aussie Specialist Program is the cornerstone of our distribution programme and is one of the ways we ensure Tourism Australia’s marketing efforts are being converted into actual sales,’ Tourism Australia’s md, John O’Sullivan, said.

The new module will have fast facts on cruising in Australia, a roundup of resident and visiting cruise ships, shore excursions and pre- and post-touring options in each State and Territory.

There are also downloadable cruising factsheets on cruising into Sydney and New South Wales and cruising the Northern Territory coastline and the coasts of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

There is also a factsheet on pre- and post-cruise visits to Canberra.

On completion of the training the agents will receive the module badge to identify them as Australian cruise specialists.