Prospective travel agents can select either the Virtual Campus or Independent Learner track
London, ON (March 30, 2017) – Today, Nexion Canada announced its plans for training the next generation of travel agents through two new educational programs: a Virtual Campus and an Independent Learner program. Each gives individuals who are new to the travel industry the chance to thoroughly learn the business—in the way that works best for them. The Virtual Campus and Independent Learner programs both offer best-in-class educational opportunities for prospective travel agents, and attendees can select the program and amount of structure that works the best for their lifestyle.
“Starting a new career in the travel industry, including as a travel agent, is something that appeals to a wide cross-section of individuals, particularly those who have a passion for travel and those who are interested in owning their own businesses,” said Mike Foster, President of Nexion Canada. “With no previous non-degree offerings available, we recognized the opportunity to fill that gap with a program that offered flexibility for busy adults through two distinct options. With Nexion Canada’s experience as a host agency, we are uniquely well-positioned to educate the travel agent professional of tomorrow.”
The Virtual Campus offers participants an online version of a traditional travel school, complete with instructors, classmates, study halls and projects. Each individual is placed into a cohort, and Virtual Campus students meet with their cohort for weekly online study groups throughout four learning modules. Expert instructors from Nexion Canada guide these with discussions, along with question and answer sessions on each module. In between study groups, Virtual Campus participants complete online lessons at their convenience and Nexion Canada also arranges guest faculty lectures from experts in all segments of the travel industry. An admissions interview is required for entry into the program.
At the end of the Virtual Campus course, attendees will present a business or career plan to the group. The Virtual Campus is designed not only to educate participants about the travel industry, but to prepare them to become independent professional travel agents. Business and career planning components provide each Nexion Canada Virtual Campus attendee the chance to focus on a specific niche or specialization they hope to sell, and identify prospective customers.
The Independent Learner program from Nexion Canada offers even greater flexibility and does not require an admissions interview. All of the high-quality eLearn lessons are included, as well as quizzes for the aspiring travel agents to test their understanding and retention of the courses. Nexion Canada instructors are available via email for guidance, and one coaching session is included. Independent Learners can move at their own pace, and the courses are available to them for six months. Since there is no study cohort, Independent Learners have the opportunity to truly learn when and where they want to.
“I want to be a travel agent, but require flexibility,” said Luigia Zilli, a current attendee of Nexion Canada’s Independent Learner program. “Since I am new to the travel industry, I need to learn the skills necessary to build a successful business but set my own pace. Participating in Nexion Canada’s Independent Learner program gives me everything I need, including the ability to revisit past topics, if I want to review. It’s a great option for busy people.”
“Training the newest generation of travel agents is extremely important. Nexion Canada’s goal is to provide the education and resources needed for anyone who is serious about seeking a career in travel.” Foster commented. “Different learning styles and different needs require different programs, we’re confident that participants in our Virtual Campus and Independent Learner programs will have the skills to serve their customers and become leading travel agents.”
To learn more about these educational opportunities and about becoming a Nexion Canada member travel agent, call 866-399-9989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nexion Canada ULC
Operating in Canada since 1982, Nexion Canada was acquired by Nexion, LLC – which is North America’s premier host travel agency for independent travel agents. Nexion Canada provides ticketing, operations, fulfillment support and marketing services, allowing members to focus on selling travel and enabling them to operate more efficiently and profitably by reducing costs and increasing revenue. Nexion Canada is a subsidiary of U.S.-based Travel Leaders Group, which ranks among North America’s top five traditional travel agency enterprises with annual sales volume of nearly US $21 billion. Together with the size and clout of Travel Leaders Group, Nexion Canada’s local and client-focused professional travel consultants are provided access to global resources, insight and buying power.