Online training sends agents to America

Online training sends agents to America
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Two top travel agents have won trips to the US thanks to completing a course on Travel Academy – Australia’s leading online training hub for agents.

Travel specialists at Harvey World Travel and MTA Travel who achieved the two highest scores on the training module about San Francisco International Airport (SFO), United Airlines and the San Francisco Bay Area won free travel to the US, courtesy of SFO and United.

Carmen Ward of Harvey World Travel in Gladstone, QLD, won two economy class tickets provided by United and three nights’ accommodation at San Francisco’s Hotel Carlton, arranged by SFO. Anna Powell of MTA Travel of Robina, QLD, was the grand prize winner, receiving two United tickets to New York City, via SFO, and five nights’ accommodation at The Beacon, arranged by NYC & Company.

"As the only carrier offering daily nonstop service from Sydney and Melbourne to San Francisco, we are delighted to welcome the winning Aussie agents onboard," said Alison Espley, Director – Australia and New Zealand for United Airlines.

SFO’s Deputy Airport Director Kandace Bender was thrilled with the success of the Travel Academy program.

"The Travel Academy program is an excellent way to tell SFO’s story," said Ms Bender. "Many people don’t know that SFO has the largest international terminal in North America."

The training module focusses on the travel experience for Australians arriving at SFO on United, the attractions of the Bay Area, and the airport experience at SFO for both travellers whose destination is San Francisco, and for those using SFO as a connecting point for other U.S. destinations and beyond.

The training module continues through April 2013 and can be found at

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