|Ajoy Misra, Renu Basu, Jodi Dell LeBlanc|
Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces will launch a major training course next month in Travel Agent University to introduce North American travel agents to the group's worldwide portfolio of luxury properties. Luxury-end retailers in particular will be able to expand their knowledge of unique accommodations. However, Taj's upscale and economy brands will also be explored.
The century-old firm offers a wide range of properties from city hotels, to beach resorts, to authentic palaces, to safari lodges. Their portfolio includes a unique set of iconic properties rooted in history
and tradition that focus on delivering truly unforgettable experiences. Taj works closely with the royal families of India to bring to life an authentic palace experience to its guests.
Travel agents will learn of the company's four brands: Taj, Vivanta by Taj, Gateway Hotels, and Ginger. The course will detail the 23 properties most relevant to North American travel agents - prime tourist and business destinations in the U.S., Europe, India and Africa.
Taj's flagship properties include: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai; The Pierre in New York; 51 Buckingham Gate in London; Taj Cape Town in Cape Town, Taj Boston in Boston, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, and Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in the Maldives.
Booking, sales and online resources round out the course, so inquisitive travel agents can explore Taj's full portfolio.