TORONTO – Uniworld has added a new course detailing fresh 2021 offerings to its travel advisor training platform.
As part of this Uniworld University course, agents will learn about the river cruise line’s latest offerings including a new rail itinerary and more dates for the popular new Peruvian Amazon itineraries, as well as the new health and sanitation protocol that will go into effect as soon as Uniworld resumes cruising.
“Next year is already proving to be a very successful year for us. We’re seeing that our guests still want to travel, and so we want to prepare our travel advisors with the most comprehensive tools to stay up-to-date with our offerings,” says Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “Our advisors are such an imperative part of our business, and we want to ensure that they understand Uniworld’s points of difference and all of the exciting things to come for our brand.”
The completion of this 15- to 30-minute course is required for advisors to continue qualifying for Uniworld River Cruise Specialist benefits. After completing the course, graduates can enjoy Special Travel Advisor rates discounted up to 60%, a River Cruise Specialist Email Badge, and inclusion in the River Cruise Specialist directory on Uniworld’s US and Canadian websites.
NEW FOR 2021
- Cruise & Rail: Uniworld is partnering with The Golden Eagle Danube Express to launch a whole new way to travel, debuting July 30, 2021. The itineraries, ‘Cruise & Rail: Venice & The Swiss Alps’ and ‘Cruise & Rail: Milan, Venice & The Swiss Alps’ will have pre- and post-cruise options: two nights in Lugano and Lake Como that includes accommodations, tours and all transportation.
- Classic Germany & Amsterdam: Debuting on April 30, 2021 Uniworld’s new ‘Classic Germany & Amsterdam’ itinerary sails for eight days from Amsterdam to Nuremberg on the River Princess. This itinerary includes even more active offshore excursions like a treetop hike at Steigerwald Nature Reserve in Bamberg and a hike to Festund Marienberg, perched on a hilltop high above the city of Würzburg.
- Rhine, Main & Danube Discovery: Debuting April 30, 2021, Uniworld’s ‘Rhine, Main & Danube Discovery’ is a 15-day sailing from Amsterdam to Vienna on the River Princess. Guests will cruise along the most scenic parts of the three rivers and take part in sampling local specialties from crisp Rieslings to brandy spiked Rüdesheimer coffee.
- Peruvian Amazon: With recently launched Peruvian Amazon sailings in high demand, Uniworld has added additional itineraries available to book for 2021. On the 15-day ‘Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration’ guests spend seven nights onboard the Aria Amazon, dine on five-star cuisine sourced fresh from the rainforest, and stay in one of just 16 suites onboard, each with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Travel advisors can access all courses from Litmos, the educational platform from TTC Agent Academy, which now offers a mobile app, SAP Litmos, to be used on phones or iPads. Agents must enter thetravelcorporation.litmos.com once downloaded. Advisors can also earn continuing education credits with Uniworld University through CLIA and The Travel Institute.