In keeping with its mission to provide best-in-class training opportunities to its members, Nexion Travel Group is introducing a new training track: NEXstart Cruise. Designed for travel advisors who plan to center their business around cruise sales, NEXstart Cruise is an online program that offers destination and selling information exclusive to cruising.
“Over the years, we have noticed an increased interest in travel advisors selling cruise travel,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, president of Nexion Travel Group, in a statement. “NEXstart Cruise is the result of our members wanting education that is highly tailored to this specific topic. It is designed to narrow down focus while at the same time giving users a broad range of skills and knowledge to build their cruise business.”
NEXstart Cruise consists of 11 lessons, all designed to be taken online, with a series of virtual guest lectures to complement the lessons. The modules focus on popular cruise destinations, international travel regulations and requirements, sales skills and travel insurance. All NEXstart Cruise participants are eligible to take part in a monthly group coaching session for one year following completion of the program and have access to exclusive webinars from Nexion Travel Group’s cruise partners, as well as industry experts. In support of the program, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will give NEXstart Cruise participants four CLIA classes.
NEXstart Cruise will officially launch in November.
“We are excited to offer this customized training track,” Friedman continued. “Cruising’s wide variety of ships and destinations make it perfect for specialization. It is an incredibly exciting area of travel and we are looking forward to helping Nexion Travel Group members who wish to specialize in this lucrative and growing travel segment.”