Unique Vacations Inc. Launches New Online Training Program

Unique Vacations Inc. (UVI), an affiliate of the worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, has launched its newly transformed online Sandals Training Program, aimed at educating, empowering and growing its family of travel advisors.

The new program invites travel advisors to benefit from the brands’ first-ever online training platform, which has been modernized to serve as a one-stop-shop for becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist. Originally created as an in-person training series over 30 years ago by the late Gordy Silverman and Maura Cecere, the senior director of industry training and senior director of training development, the course, in its new online format, now allows travel advisors from around the globe to become Certified Sandals Specialists at their own pace with access to the portal available 24/7. Advisors will retain access to the program even after completion, allowing them to revisit lessons and access new or updated reference materials including the latest information on specific resorts, room categories, and programming across the Sandals and Beaches portfolio.

The Sandals Training Program will include 21 lessons within four chapters: “The Closer You Look, the Better We Look,” “Why Sandals & Beaches Resorts?,” “Which Sandals or Beaches Resort?,” and “Fast Track to Growth Profits." Each lesson offers vital information about resorts, group experiences, destination weddings, inclusions, and more — including entirely new expansions and openings, such as the brand new Sandals Dunn’s River opening in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in May.

Certified Sandals Specialists not only receive industry-recognized credibility, but they also have the ability to collaborate with the company’s Business Development Managers (BDMs), knowledgeable experts who can help find and close more bookings. Other perks of becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist include rewards that can be used for advertising efforts, car wrap programs and more, the ability to earn bonus payouts and commission when booking directly with UVI, and earning points to use on personal trips to a Sandals or Beaches Resort.

For more information on the new online Sandals Training Program, visit taportal.sandals.com/onlinetraining

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