|The ASATA Travel Agents’ Academy will be offering four 45-minute content sessions which will be in the form of training sessions. Travel consultants who attend these sessions will be able to use the Certificate of Attendance received to gain Continuous Professional Development Points (CPD) towards their APP designations i.e. they will be awarded 5 CPD points per session attended. The topics covered during each training session will be aligned to the APP.
Attendance to the ASATA Travel Agent’s Academy is free of charge, but pre-registration will be mandatory.
Megan Oberholzer, Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism & Sports Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions South Africa says, the partnership will offer unique development opportunities for South African travel agents.
“The establishment of the ASATA Travel Agents’ Academy, in partnership with WTM Africa, is going to add exciting opportunities for agents to gain cutting-edge insights at #WTMA20,” she says. “We are excited to be able to meet the high demand that has inspired this initiative and look forward to working with ASATA to grow it even further in the coming years.”
ASATA CEO Otto de Vries agrees that the benefits offered to travel consultants through the ASATA Travel Agents’ Academy are vast. “The ASATA Professional Programme is a key initiative aimed at driving professionalism within the travel sector. We are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with WTM Africa which will enhance opportunities for travel consultants to achieve their SAQA-accredited designations,” he says.
For more information on the ASATA Travel Agents’ Academy, in partnership with WTM Africa, and details on how to register for WTM Africa 2020, visit africa.wtm.com.
#WTMA20 runs from 6-8 April 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
For more information on the ASATA Professional Programme (APP), contact Nivashnee Naidoo on app