Like many industries, the travel industry has become specialized. Agents, especially home-based, feel they can service their clients better if they focus on one market where they can become extremely familiar with the product. Considering that Cruising has been the fastest growing segment of the travel industry for over 20 years, the Cruise Consultant has become a popular choice for a home-based agent.
The Cruise Consultant Training Program will provide you with the necessary skills to sell cruises and proven techniques to operate a successful home-based cruise agency. The program combines online study guides and web sites with some of the most recognized travel reference books on the market today.
The Cruise Consultant Program consists of two sections:
- Basic Cruise Industry Instruction
- Step-by-step Instruction on how to start your own home-based cruise agency
We combine online study guides and Web sites with some of the most recognized travel reference materials on the market today.
Throughout your training, experienced advisors are available via e-mail or the toll-free number. You will enjoy weekly chat rooms where you can network with fellow students and graduates and meet some of today's preferred suppliers.
Program of Study
Section 1 - Introduction to the Cruise Industry
Section 2 - The Cruise Experience
Section 3 - Geography of Cruising
Section 4 - Profiling the Major Cruise Lines
Section 5 - Selling and Marketing Cruise Lines
- Selling Cruises by CLIA
- Holland America Cruises
- Cruising Q&A by CLIA
- Royal Caribbean's Accessible Seas
Section 6 - Business Plans Including:
- Establishing Business Strategies
Section 7 - Understanding a Home Based Travel Business Including:
- Today's Home Based Agent - Ultimate Multi-Tasker
- It's Your Business - Organize and Promote
- TRAMS Client Base Training Program
Section 8 - Legalities of a Home Based Agency
- Travel Insured - Protecting Your Client
- Travel Guard Overview
- Insure America - Understanding Errors & Ommisions
Section 9 - Marketing Your Home Based Agency Including:
- Marketing Outside the Box
- Group Travel - A Guaranteed Money Maker
- The 365 Guide
- World of Accessible Travel
- MarketEase Training Demo
Section 10 - Customer Service
Section 11 - Affiliating With a Host Agency vs. Going Strictly Independent
The total cost for the Cruise Consultant Training Program including all materials and shipping is $595.00. Interest-free monthly payment plans are available for all programs. For more details, refer to the payment plans shown on the Registration Form.
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