Destinations

Why now is the perfect time to become an Amazing Thailand Specialist

Sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand

While Aussie travellers can’t take a holiday to Thailand just yet, that doesn’t mean travel agents should put off educating themselves about the popular Asian destination.

In fact, now is the perfect time for agents to get better acquainted with Thailand so that when Australia’s international border reopens, they can hit the ground running.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has created an online training course to provide Australian and New Zealand agents with all the knowledge they need to confidently sell (and upsell) their clients unforgettable trips to the ‘Land of Smile’.

The course aims to help agents learn more about Thailand’s regions, including things to see and do, tips, itineraries, as well as keep them updated on the destination’s latest news while in lockdown.

Image: Train Night Market Ratchada, Bangkok (supplied by Tourism Authority of Thailand)

There are eight modules for agents to complete, with each module offering incentives and rewards to those who achieve the highest score and finish quickest, including gift vouchers and care packs. Winners of each module will be announced every fortnight.

Agents who complete all eight modules will receive an Amazing Thailand Specialist certificate and the chance to win luxury hotel vouchers in Thailand. Winners of these prizes will be announced at the end of the campaign.

TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Asia and the South Pacific, Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, said: “We are taking this opportunity to upskill and retrain all our partners, all stakeholders and everyone involved about the new normal of the tourism industry which we are facing now, not only from the demand, but also from the supply side.

“We’d still be using core assets such as our beautiful culture, fabulous Thai food, warm hospitality, wonderful beaches and, most of all, our people – Thai people.”

Image: Langkajew Island, Chumphon (supplied by Tourism Authority of Thailand)

Those keen on becoming an Amazing Thailand Specialist and going into the running for some sweet, sweet prizes can register here.

And, of course, terms and conditions apply (you can view those here).

Amazing Thailand Specialist teaser

While Aussie travellers can’t take a holiday to Thailand just yet, that doesn’t mean travel agents should put off educating themselves about the popular Asian destination.In fact, now is the perfect time for agents to get better acquainted with Thailand so that when Australia’s international border reopens, they can hit the ground running.#Thailand #AmazingThailand #AmazingThailandSpecialist #travelagents #trainingcourse #trainingprogram #onlinelearning #upskilling

Posted by Travel Weekly on Thursday, July 9, 2020


Featured image: Wat Rong Suea Ten, Chiang Rai (supplied by Tourism Authority of Thailand)

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Travel Agents

INFOGRAPHIC: How Aussie and Kiwi travel agents have been holding up during the pandemic

Despite all the uncertainty plaguing the travel industry at the moment, there are still some positive signs for agents, if this new research is anything to go by.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Destination Wrap: Program announced for Parrtjima, Tasmania set to reopen to SA, NT + MORE

Looking to start the week off well? Kick back and sink your teeth into our Monday serving of destination news.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Expedia slumps to $1.2 billion loss in Q2

by Huntley Mitchell

Thought Expedia was fairly immune to the severe impact COVID-19 is having on the travel industry? Think again upon reading these dour financials.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Man charged after diving into aquarium at Sydney Zoo

We have seen people do some pretty dumb things on TikTok, but this numbskull takes the cake.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Wholesaler Wrap: Intrepid rubs shoulders with Prince Harry, Omniche’s new webinars + MORE

We’ve got some rare Royals news in this week’s Wholesaler Wrap. However, that’s not to suggest it features any pics of Princess Beatrice in her wedding dress.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could get green light without Victoria: Birmingham

The federal government is prepared to proceed without Victoria to try to kickstart the trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ this year, according to Birmo.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Hurtigruten passengers and crew test positive for COVID-19

At least 36 crew members and passengers on board MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for coronavirus.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

UN research finds 40 per cent of destinations have now eased travel restrictions

This headline may take a glass-half-full approach, but given the current state of affairs, we’ll take it as a win.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Royal Caribbean updates corporate identity

The cruise giant has given itself a new lick of paint for the first time in 20 years.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Farelogix snapped up by another travel tech player, after Sabre abandons acquisition plan

The future of Farelogix can finally be put to bed, so you could say this story is Travel Weekly tucking it in and giving it a goodnight kiss.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Global air travel won’t return to pre-coronavirus levels until 2024, says IATA

This revised forecast by IATA makes for grim reading, so we recommend skipping this story if you’re over all the doom and gloom.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourism New Zealand turns country into super-cool video game

Do you have clients who are obsessed with the Land of the Long White Cloud and are always boasting about their video gaming heroics? Let them nerd out even more with this.

Share

CommentComments