Cruises Inc., part of World Travel Holdings, has announced the graduation of its first-ever Virtual Training class. The company recently launched a new live Virtual Training Program as a way to let agents train from the comfort of their own homes while utilizing content and an interactive, personal experience. The first graduating class joins more than 500 Cruises Inc. independent contractors as part of one of the nation’s leading retailer of cruise travel.
"By eliminating location as a barrier to entry, we are making our dynamic initial start-up training program available to those who cannot travel to Fort Lauderdale,” said Dwain Wall, senior vice president and general manager of Cruises Inc.
The newly designed. 40-hour Cruises Inc. Virtual Training Program is interactive with a live instructor leading each class. During the week-long course, members of the Cruises Inc. corporate headquarters team guide agents through all steps of business operations, from office set-up to developing a business plan, from sales-building tips to crafting compelling marketing programs.
Agents gain knowledge on the core components of the travel industry and receive product information from key Cruises Inc. suppliers, including executives from the world’s leading cruise lines and resorts. The curriculum is delivered via a series of webinars, podcasts and live chats. A small student to trainer ratio allows for a personal experience.
Agents interested in signing up for the next Cruises Inc. Virtual Training class, scheduled for August 16, should visit http://sellcruises.com/sellcruises/jsp/ContactCinc.jsp or call (877) 714-4072. Participants must have access to a land phone line, a private work area with a computer, high-speed Internet access, a PC and a webcam.