Switzerland Tourism has unveiled its new e-learning tool, the Switzerland Travel Academy. The aim of this tool is to not only better equip travel advisors with the necessary information that will improve their knowledge as well as sale of tours to the country, but also encourage them to become Australia’s certified Switzerland experts.
Developed based on an intelligent, open-source concept, the platform with its didactic, modular, customisable and interactive design officially replaces the previous e-learning platform.
Agents will find that the new tool is much more engaging and user-friendly with its content of shorter text segments and series of videos and images.
Designed for mobiles, desktops and tablets, agents can conveniently log on to complete their modules from anywhere and at any time.
There are only five modules to complete where each module ends with a practice test: Welcome to Switzerland; Basic and practical knowledge; How to travel to and within Switzerland; Switzerland in three, five, or 10 days; and News from Switzerland.
In order to receive a certificate of graduation, all five modules and final test must be completed with flying colours by 15 July. Agents have three attempts to score a minimum of 80 per cent on the final exam to qualify to win one of 10 spots on the September famil to Switzerland.
Other high-performing certified Switzerland experts stand the chance to win one of 10 $200 Westfield gift cards and one of five specialty Swiss cheese hampers from Fromart valued at $150 each.
On the weeklong famil, the 10 lucky agents will visit some of the country’s most iconic and naturally Instagram-worthy destinations, experience the different products offered in terms of the Swiss nature, cities, adventure, cultures, history, cuisine and, of course, the transportation system.
All winners will be announced on 26 July 2017.