Abu Dhabi: Extra than 7,000 travel agents have been educated in excess of the previous 12 months on Abu Dhabi’s exceptional characteristics and sights as part of the Abu Dhabi Professionals E-learning Programme, the Section of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) claimed in a assertion.
The programme was introduced as part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and the consequent fall in travel and tourism. It saw a lot more than 13,760 agents register from 17 nations around the world to be trained as ‘Abu Dhabi Specialists’, with far more than 7,000 completing the instruction. Courses and workshops ended up made available online to product supervisors, tour operators, house-based mostly brokers and other market gurus.
The enhanced programme will now involve 3 new modules to equip agents with understanding about Expo 2020 Dubai, which begins on October 1, 2021 Abu Dhabi as a Conferences, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions (MICE) venue and Abu Dhabi’s cultural points of interest.
“We are seriously heartened by the solid support from the world travel trade for this programme and we will be launching extra discovering modules and growing into new markets in Switzerland and Israel. In spite of the past 12 months staying an particularly challenging period of time for the tourism sector, through this ground breaking programme, we have nevertheless been able to hook up with journey industry experts around the entire world and assist them comprehend why Abu Dhabi is these types of an amazing location. As we open up to travellers from across the earth the moment once again, we are self-assured the programme has increased awareness on Abu Dhabi’s astounding choices, which in convert will guide to elevated product sales exercise and lengths of keep for visitors,” explained Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, govt director of advertising and marketing and tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi.
The coaching programme is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s Journey Trade Advertising Approach to ensure that vacation specialists are equipped with the suitable know-how and applications to offer. Other than the teaching areas, the experts get standard communications on the destination, invites to gatherings and entry to advertising and marketing toolkits. By finishing the programme, brokers gain the knowledge and applications essential to assist selling attempts and increase professionalism, which lead to far better revenue alternatives — specially right after being familiar with the different item choices of Abu Dhabi.
Past 12 months, the programme was rolled out in seven languages in 17 nations around the world, which includes the United States, United Kingdom, China, India, Saudi Arabia and Australia.