Hong Kong launches Specialist program with chance to visit the city

TORONTO — The Hong Kong Tourism Board is launching the Hong Kong Specialist program  for Canadian agents through Travelweek’s Learning Centre.

It’s an online training course designed to provide an indepth understanding of Asia’s World City, equipping agents with the latest knowledge to sell one of the most popular Asian destinations for Canadians.

Enroll and complete the program before July 31, 2014 for a chance to win a trip to Hong Kong, including a roundtrip Premium Economy Class ticket courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airways, accommodation, airport transfers, tours and more. Terms and conditions apply.

“We’re excited to launch the Canadian version of the new Hong Kong Specialist program. The objective is to equip agents with up-to-date information and knowledge of Hong Kong as a must-see Asian destination. There are three modules in the course, made up of topics such as history, destination information, new products and new tools and apps which will help agents sell Hong Kong to their clients,” says Michael Lim, Director – Canada, Central & South America, Hong Kong Tourism Board.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board has teamed up with Cathay Pacific Airways to offer the great prize – a trip to Hong Kong. The lucky agent will enjoy five nights in Hong Kong enjoying the sites, and fly to the destination enjoying Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy service roundtrip.

“Cathay Pacific offers 10 flights weekly nonstop from Toronto to Hong Kong, 14 flights weekly nonstop from Vancouver to Hong Kong, and daily nonstop service Vancouver to New York (JFK). From Hong Kong Cathay Pacific flies to over 70 destinations in Asia and more than 20 cities across China,” says Ross Cronin, General Manager Sales, Eastern Canada, Cathay Pacific.

Agents will also earn CTC credits for taking the course, plus will qualify for any promotions being run by the Learning Centre. Currently the Winner Wonderland promotion will give agents a $10 gift certificate to Travel in Gear for all courses completed by the end of April. To take the course, visit travelweeklearningcentre.ca/partnerCourses/view/25.