Starwood Destinations Launches Macau Learning ModuleAugust 23, 2012 By: Newswire Travel Agent
Starwood Hotels & Resorts reports the launch of its Macau destination concentration for its ProLearning module – Starwood Destinations. With the addition of this online training module, Starwood now offers eight destinations available at www.starwoodpro.com. Macau will be home to the Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, the largest Starwood hotel in the world and the largest hotel in Macau, when it opens this September, Starwood says.
The Macau module explores the history, culture, cuisine and entertainment options of the peninsula. The opening of the Sheraton Macao Hotel further strengthens Starwood’s lead as China’s largest luxury and upper-upscale international hotel group, Starwood says.
Chris Austin, vice president, global retail leisure & luxury sales at Starwood said: “Travel professionals have a huge opportunity to share exciting destinations like Macau with their customers.”
Existing ProLearning destination modules incorporate Starwood’s story selling examples and recommendations. Certificates and a virtual concierge are provided for each module. Additional destination selling modules will debut throughout the year, Starwood says.
More than 30,000 travel professionals have completed the first ProLearning module and are now qualified for STARPRO travel professional rates, bookable at www.starwoodpro.com and starting from just $69 a night. Travel professionals must be a StarwoodPro Module 1 graduate in order to gain access to the new Starwood Destinations modules and other benefits.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has 1,112 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.