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TORONTO — Travel agents can win a five-star trip for two to Abu Dhabi in 2021 by completing the newly launched Abu Dhabi Specialist Program.
Launched by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the e-learning platform comprises a series of online courses that includes all destination-related information about the emirate. Those who complete the program will become certified trained agents.
According to DCT Abu Dhabi, the program is part of a global initiative to be rolled out in three phases across 17 markets, including Canada, the U.S., United Kingdom, India, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland and Russia. The first phase was launched on May 4 in Canada, the United States, U.K. Australia, New Zealand and India.
“The Abu Dhabi Specialist Program is a significant step forward and through it we will be able to reach a larger number of travel trade agents across the globe, including previously untapped markets like Canada,” said HE Saood Al Hosani, Acting Undersecretary at DCT Abu Dhabi. “This training and education platform ensures that all participating industry partners have easy and quick access to the latest content on Abu Dhabi, thus making the destination promotion aspect of their job much easier.”
Designed specifically for industry partners, the program aims to reach a wider audience of travel trade agents around the world. DCT Abu Dhabi has already conducted a series of virtual workshops and meetings as part of its #StayCurious campaign since the COVID-19 crisis first began.
In addition to information about key attractions in Abu Dhabi such as local events, accommodations and more, the Abu Dhabi Specialist Program includes a rewards section featuring incentive programs exclusively available for travel agents who graduate from the main program. For Canadian and U.S. travel professionals, this means a chance to win a five-star trip to Abu Dhabi in 2021 for two people, across two prize draws during this year.
To register for the Abu Dhabi Specialist program go to www.abudhabispecialist.com.