New Education Portal For Caribbean Travel Specialists

Working in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC), the marketing and business development unit owned equally by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Questex Media’s Travel Agent Media Group introduces a new travel agent education portal,, dedicated to serve travel agents specializing in the Caribbean tourism market. is an extension to – The Magazine, a semi-annual publication featuring detailed information on every Caribbean destination and more than 1,300 hotel properties. The publication was formed February 2008, offering travel agents detailed travel information to the Caribbean. offers agents a one-stop shop for news, rewards, lessons, videos and detailed Caribbean travel and hotel facts. Powered by Travel Agent University and, will provide travel agents the necessary tools to become an expert on travel to the entire Caribbean region.

“The continued demand for Caribbean vacations is in no small part due to the skills and specialized training of travel agents who provide insightful and appropriate packages to travelers,” said Hugh Riley, interim secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and co-chief operating officer for the Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC). “With, travel agents will have access to educational courses, rewards programs, deals, fam trips and more.”

John McMahon, Vice President/Group Publisher, Travel Agent Media Group, said “As we get ready to publish the Winter 08/09 edition of – The Magazine, I’m thrilled that we’re able to complement it with a great agent resource online. Caribbean-selling agents now have a training platform focused solely on this region.”

Agents can access Caribbean courses on Travel Agent University, or directly via the url: Agents can also access the digital version of the most recent edition of – The Magazine on the portal.

The Travel Agent Media Group is actively seeking new Caribbean suppliers to participate in the Caribbean Agent portal. Inquiries on creating a custom course for your hotel or destination can be submitted directly to Neil Strickland at [email protected] or 954-439-1919.


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