ETW STAFF – Mumbai
South African Tourism will be hosting module III of its popular classroom training session ‘Learn South Africa’ for its travel partners from June 12-July 28, 2012. The Learn South Africa training programme was launched in 2010 with the objective to enhance knowledge of frontline staff about South Africa. South African Tourism has extended the traning programme to 30 cities across India this year compared to 14 cities last year.
The module aims to provide in-depth knowledge on the Rainbow Nation, in a more interactive session which allows travel agents to better understand the offerings of South Africa as a preferred travel destination and therefore enabling them to cater to the wide-ranging requirements of Indian travellers.
Commenting on the new module of Learn South Africa, Hanneli Slabber, country manager, South African Tourism said, “Over the years we have been receiving huge number of tourists from India, making this country one of our core focus markets for growth. As you might be aware, in 2011, 90,367 Indians visited South Africa which is a 26.2 per cent jump compared to 2010. Keeping the growth potential in mind, we will continue investing in training our trade partners to create profitable partnerships that can only benefit the consumer in the long run.”
“On the basis of feedback received from travel agents who attended previous modules and from the consumer insights drawn from the Indian market, we have revamped the module to make it shorter, smarter and exciting. We have also revised the content to make it more palatable to Indian traveller in achieving his aspirations,” added Slabber.