Become a Latin America Specialist

written by | Posted on November 6th, 2012

The Caribbean coastline in Costa Rica.

Via all of the specialist courses available on edu.recommend.com, travel agents can gain the knowledge they’ll need to more expertly sell a destination. Herewith, we put a spotlight on Recommend’s Latin America-focused specialist courses, which include Chile, Costa Rica and Panama (keep an eye out for Falkland Islands, which is coming soon).

Chile
Chile is one of the “newest” and most exciting destinations for travelers heading to South America. It offers stunning variety in its geography—from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia—a bevy of cultural attractions and unparalleled adventure experiences. From top to bottom, this 2,640-mile-long country-for-all-seasons is a place you’re going to enjoy getting to know.

After completing the course, agents will receive:

• Their name and company as a Chile Specialist on Recommend.travel’s Chile Specialist Finder (includes telephone, address and direct emailing functionality)

• Continuing education credits from The Travel Institute and from the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors

• Personalized full color, printable certificate

Costa Rica
The Costa Rica course is divided into two parts—the first provides destination education, and the second focuses on “green” tourism. The first program deals with Costa Rica’s history, culture and landscape, as well as suggested itineraries. The second course talks about the hotels and transportation that participate in the country’s green programs, and includes information about sustainable tourism opportunities.

Both Costa Rica courses provide the following benefits:

• Listing of agent and their company as a Costa Rica Specialist on Recommend.travel’s Costa Rica Specialist Finder (includes telephone, address and direct emailing functionality)

• Three continuing education credits from The Travel Institute or two certification credits towards the Canadian Institute of Travel Counselors

• Personalized full color, printable certificate

Panama
The Panama course teaches agents about the destination’s history, culture and beaches, not to mention the renowned Panama Canal. They’ll learn what makes the country a great vacation destination for different types of clients—from honeymooners to families.

Panama Specialist benefits include:

• Agent’s name and company as a Panama Specialist on Recommend.travel’s Panama Specialist Finder (includes telephone, address and direct emailing functionality)

• Two continuing education credits from The Travel Institute and two credits from the Canadian Institute of Travel Counselors

• Agent Transaction Monitor

• Personalized full color, printable certificate

For more information, visit edu.recommend.com.