Travelweek launches brand new, improved, fully ‘gamified’ Learning Centre

Travelweek launches brand new, improved, fully ‘gamified’ Learning Centre

TORONTO — Travelweek has launched the brand new and improved Learning Centre e-learning platform for travel agents – the only one of its kind in Canada.

The site has a sleek new design, offers more functionality and gives agents many more ways to win – including a launch contest giving agents a chance to win a trip to Antigua.

“We are excited about the new site because it is fully ‘gamified’ and agents can collect points and win a lot of fabulous prizes,” says Devin Kinasz, Director of Digital Strategy at Travelweek. “Plus you get all the traditional benefits of online e-learning such as more product knowledge and sales techniques, as well as the chance to spruce up your resume and earn CTC credits.”

The new Learning Centre website has a sleek new design, more interactive features and fun new ways for agents to win lots of great prizes and stay engaged in the e-learning content. The new site has been designed to maximize user experience and the ‘gamification’ of the site allows agents to collect points for actions such as logging in, completing quizzes or successfully completing a course.

Agents who go to the site and collect 2,000 points by completing courses by July 1 will be entered to win a trip for two to Antigua including air. The lucky winner will fly WestJet to Antigua & Barbuda and stay for seven nights at Nonsuch Bay with half board. The winner will also get VIP transfers from V.C. Bird International Airport, plus a complimentary island tour and excursion courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority.

“This is a great contest to enter because the prize is fabulous and includes air, and your chances of winning are really quite high,” says Kinasz. “We expect the pool of agents in the running for the prize to remain quite elite and will be announcing agents that qualify on Facebook until July.”

Besides the trip to Antigua, the Learning Centre is running several other contests in parallel. Agents who complete the Hawaiian Destination Specialist will be entered to win a 5-night stay at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Hawaii. The Myrtle Beach Area Specialist Program is offering a 7-night stay in Myrtle Beach courtesy of WestJet Vacations. Two trips to India are up for grabs, one with Onkar Travels and another with WOW Tours by Indus Travels. Finally, one lucky agent will win a $1,000 VIA Rail travel voucher.

There are lots of chances to win at Travelweek’s Learning Centre, and deepen product knowledge on hotels, destinations, tours, transport and more that agents are selling on a day-to-day basis.

Over 5,5000 travel agents are already signed up to Travelweek’s Learning Centre and are actively taking courses, making it the most active online learning platform in the industry. It is quickly becoming a go-to resource for agents and an industry standard on resumes.

“Thousands of agents have signed up to the Learning Centre and the feedback has been great,” says Kinasz. “Agents love the ease and look of the new site, and find it a really effective way of staying up to date on different products and learning the best sales techniques in the business.”

The 2015 Survey of Canadian Travel Agents reports that online e-learning is by far the most preferred method for agent learning. About 69% of agents take more than two online e-learning courses per year, and over 32% of agents take six or more courses per year.

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