Viking Sets Sail With New Agent Training Program

Viking has launched the Viking Travel Advisor Academy — — a new training program designed to provide travel advisors with the tools to promote Viking and the opportunity to earn exclusive benefits.

The four-module academy allows advisors to become a Viking Certified Expert and learn the sales and marketing tips that have proven successful to sell Viking’s river, ocean and expedition voyages.

Michele Saegesser, Vice President of Sales and National Accounts at Viking, said that: “We are very proud of our longstanding partnerships with travel advisors, who help us share the world of Viking with curious travellers.”

Saegesser continued: “Viking has expanded significantly since we launched the industry’s first river voyage academy in 2015. Our new academy builds on previous successes and incorporates invaluable feedback we received from the advisor community.”

And she added: “We hope our partners will complete the entire Viking Travel Advisor Academy to become Viking Certified Experts and take advantage of the numerous benefits awarded to graduates.”

The Viking Travel Advisor Academy allows travel advisors and agents to “learn and earn” more with Viking, including benefits such as:

  • $100 per booking incentive on a Viking reloadable VISA card for every confirmed booking made within 30 days of successfully completing the Viking Fundamentals, Rivers, Oceans, and Expeditions courses.
  • A certificate acknowledging the completion of the Viking Travel Advisor Academy and the achievement of becoming a Viking Certified Expert.
  • A digital Viking Certified Expert badge to display on websites and email signatures.
  • Membership into the Viking graduate community, providing eligibility for special travel advisor cruise rates and FAM sailings.

Travel Advisors can register for the Viking Travel Advisor Academy and Viking Rewards program at the Viking Travel Advisor Portal or reach out to their Viking Director of Business Development or Business Development Manager for additional information.

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