TAT launches certification programme for India trade

THE TOURISM Authority of Thailand (TAT), Mumbai office has launched an online training and certification programme for members of the Indian travel trade.

The Amazing Thailand Champion Agents programme aims to train and certify up to 1,500 tour operators and travel experts throughout India from now till end-2012.

Sethaphan Buddhani, director, TAT Mumbai office, said: “The programme will enable travel (experts) and tour operators to familiarise themselves with the various wonders of Thailand such as heritage, culture and cuisine, in addition to other aspects such as wellness, adventure and leisure opportunities for their clients.”

“We will also highlight various destinations within Thailand that provide an opportunity to increase the length of stay and quality of experience,” he added.

To take part, trade members in India need to visit www.thaitravelmart.com and register their company. Upon registration, they should proceed to the e-learning section, where they are required to study and participate in an online test covering four modules: General Information, Seven Wonders of Amazing Thailand, Destinations and Special Information.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the travel expert will be certified as an Amazing Thailand Champion Agent. Those securing the highest scores will be offered the opportunity to visit Thailand on an educational tour.

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