Agents can now register for online classes and be certified by Switzerland Tourism as Switzerland Travel Experts.
Existing Switzerland Specialists, i.e. those certified before April 2017, are required to sign up on the new platform to upgrade their status to Expert.
The Switzerland Travel Academy offers a programme comprising core and specialisation modules (MICE, family, etc) that provide agents with information about Swiss destinations and travel products.
Agents will receive immediate certification once they’ve passed a final exam of a module.The certificate is valid until December of the following year, after which, the agent will be invited to do yearly refresher modules to maintain their expert status for another year.
Agents will be able to use the Travel Expert logo in marketing collaterals, websites, e-mail signatures, etc.
All new Travel Experts in 2017 also stand a chance to win a fam trip to Switzerland (December 6-12) this year. Flights will depart Singapore or Bangkok to Zürich with Swiss International Air Lines (Economy), and include five nights in Switzerland, a Class Swiss Travel Pass an a Certification Ceremony in Switzerland.
A maximum of 18 will get to travel to Switzerland (maximum one per company), picked from those who pass the following exams until November 17. Exams include the four core modules; the News module; the Gold Partner South East Asia module (under “Specialisation modules on Swiss Regions & Destinations”).
Winners will be informed on November 20 by e-mail. Selected agents are required to confirm their attendance until November 21 and provide a passport scan in order for bookings to be made.