The four-module academy allows advisors to become a Viking Certified Expert and learn the sales and marketing tips that have proven successful to sell Viking’s river, ocean and expedition voyages.
‘We are very proud of our longstanding partnerships with travel advisors, who help us share the world of Viking with curious travelers,’ said Viking’s Michele Saegesser, VP sales and national accounts. ‘Viking has expanded significantly since we launched the industry’s first river voyage academy in 2015. Our new academy builds on previous successes and incorporates invaluable feedback we received from the advisor community. We hope our partners will complete the entire Viking Travel Advisor Academy to become Viking Certified Experts and take advantage of the numerous benefits awarded to graduates.’
Benefits include $100 per booking incentive on a Viking reloadable VISA card for every confirmed booking made within 30 days of successfully completing the Viking Fundamentals, Rivers, Oceans and Expeditions courses.
Participants also will receive a certificate acknowledging the completion of the Viking Travel Advisor Academy and the achievement of becoming a Viking Certified Expert. A digital Viking Certified Expert badge will be provided to display on websites and email signatures.
And participants get membership in the Viking graduate community, providing eligibility for special travel advisor cruise rates and familiarization sailings.