Agent Know-How: Canada
Destination Canada let us in on some insider tips on how to sell America’s better looking cousin.
How can agents improve their knowledge of Canada?
There are many ways — one could attend Canada Corroboree, our travel agent road show. Attend a wholesaler information evening. Get yourself on a fam — it could be a Destination Canada CSP (Canada Specialist Program) Fam, it could be a fam run by your preferred wholesaler or an incentive fam run by an airline or Canadian product supplier.
What training is available to agents to improve their knowledge?
Join the Canada Specialist Program (CSP) with its eight different training modules including Active Adventure, Cruise & Rail and Wildlife Viewing. There is also the live CSP training webinars hosted by our Canadian partners that are recorded and posted on the CSP website. Self-famil discounts are also available to agents once they have completed the CSP program – csp.canada.travel
Any recommendations for first time travellers?
From Millennials to seniors, first time travellers to Canada are in for the time of their lives! Whether you’re mad about wildlife, cuisine, or high octane adventure, make Google your friend and research what’s on offer in each region. The Destination Canada website is full of inspiration too. Once you’ve got some ideas, work with your partners in the travel industry to create the ultimate itinerary.
What makes Canada a unique destination?
It’s hard to believe that a single country can contain French-speaking artisan regions and eclectic cities, alongside soaring mountains, ancient glaciers, and meandering polar bears! Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories offer diverse bucket-list adventures distinct to all four seasons. Check out our list of remarkable Canada Signature Experiences, each one defining just what makes Canada unique.
And finally, how can travel agents join a famil?
By becoming a Canada Specialist agent, agents will automatically go in the draw to be selected for any of the CSP fams we host. In fact, become a CSP agent before 30 June 2017 and you are in with a chance of winning one of 20 spots on our Mega Fam departing late September. Contact your preferred Canadian wholesaler and see if they are running any famils.