EVER dreamed of opening a travel agency? Then, dream no more.
An intensive three-day travel and tour operation management course will be held in Cebu on April 28 to 30 to offer aspiring travel agents as well as those already practicing agents, a further in-sight on modern day technology and traditional studies in running a successful operation.
The course, leading to an accreditation with the Department of Tourism (DOT), involves lecturers form the Asian Institute of Tourism as well as successful travel agents from the private sector.
They include Mr. Bienvenido Claravall (author of “Travel Agency and Tour Operations in the Philippines” ), Mr Paul So (founder of Asian Spirit), Ms Kathleen Toral (Amadeus Philippines regional manager) and Ms Alice Queblatin (Southwinds Travel & Tours, Cebu managing director).
The seminar, to be held at Maxwell Hotel along N. Escario Street, Cebu City consists of different modules, namely Introduction to Philippine Tourism, Tourism Geography, Travel Agency Operations, Tour Operators Cycle, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service Excellence and Culture of Tourism.
This includes topics such as air travel, reservations, ticketing, travel documentation, structure of travel agency and the roles and responsibilities of the travel agent, travel packages, financial management and controls, itinerary planning, costing, suppliers, networking, tour reservations, e-tourism, marketing cycle, sales strategies, and product branding, among others.
With tourism as the leading industry in Cebu, and the Philippines in general, more professional and accredited travel agencies and personnel are required.
The seminar cost is P7,500 which includes complete handouts, manuals and meals for the three days.
For enrollment and more information email Southwinds Travel & Tours at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (032)417-2247 to 49.