South Korea is an up and coming destination; a new adventure filled with beauty, culture, history, fun, and food waiting to happen. Now is the perfect time to skill up and learn all about the unique experiences on offer, ready for when the borders reopen.
While we all patiently wait for the green light to travel, The Korea Tourism Organization Sydney Office (KTO Sydney) invites you to join the South Korea Travel Specialist (ANZ) Online Training Program to discover all the local knowledge you need to better sell this emerging Asian destination.
The Australian and New Zealander travellers that have already experienced this diverse destination are in love with South Korea, which proves that it’s going to be a popular choice when it comes to future travel planning.
South Korea boasts a plethora of experiences; from outdoor adventures such as skiing and cycling to mouth-watering foodie tours and UNESCO Heritage sites to cultural festivals, and more.
In order to assist you in selling this wondrous destination to your clients, we’ve put together 5 ways to inspire your clients to make South Korea a priority on their travel wish-list.
PLUS, read on to find out what’s in it for you once you have completed the training and become a South Korea Travel Specialist (ANZ)…
(Spoiler alert: it’s a pretty sweet incentive!)
So get some K-pop pumping and be prepared to be ‘wowed’ and in turn, ‘wow’ your clients by everything this authentic destination has to offer…
1. South Korea boasts a mix of old and new
South Korea is a delicate blend of old and new; tradition and technology. This emerging holiday destination allows you to step back in time and marvel at 5,000 years of history.
Be enchanted by Royal Palaces with modern backdrops and well-preserved 600-year-old Hanok Villages – which were designed to live in harmony with nature – or choose to experience Templestay and gain insight into the life of Buddhist practitioners.
When you’re ready to come back to the ‘modern world’, you can pamper yourself, shop ’til you drop, explore popular movie sets, and immerse yourself in cutting-edge technological advancements.
South Korea really does offer the best of both worlds.
2. Every season has its own magic
South Korea has four distinct and charming seasons, meaning you can celebrate all year round with seasonal activities and festivals, and be mesmerised by the dramatic, yet beautiful, changes in nature.
3. South Korea is the perfect stopover to Europe or multi-center holiday choice
South Korea is a great place to stop and soak up the culture, before continuing your journey onto Europe, the Americas, or other Asian destinations.
Even if you’re short on time, free transit tours and single night hotel stays are widely offered, so you can stretch your legs, see the sights, and feast on delicious treats.
4. The country is home to K-Culture, and it’s unlike anything else in the world
K-Culture is basically all the fun things in life; pop culture, fashion, entertainment, music, TV dramas, and movies.
This popular culture was born in South Korea and the hype has spread throughout the world. For something exciting and completely unique, K-Culture is a for-sure reason to holiday here.
5. It’s super easy to navigate & explore
No one likes to stress out about how to get around and thankfully, South Korea is much easier to explore than you probably expect. Navigation is made super easy with many English signs and announcements, and the public transport network is very reliable and convenient.
Wanna know more? Become an expert and WIN!
The South Korea tourism training has a total of 10 units, covering all the things you need to know in order to sell this destination to your clients (and let’s face it, you’ll probably want to visit yourself by the time you’re done too!)
Here’s what you’ll be a pro at by the end of the bite-sized and inspiring training modules:
- Traditional & Historial Korea
- Modern Korea
- Korean Cuisine
- DMZ – Korea Demilitarised Zone, UNESCO Heritages and Transit Tours
- Outdoor adventures
- Korean seasons and popular festivals
- Korean travel essentials
- Australian and New Zealand wholesalers
Once you’ve skilled up, you can take your final exam and survey and if you pass, call yourself a South Korea Travel Specialists.
As well as the Facebook Group being the training platform, it will also serve as the official online community of South Korea Travel Specialists (ANZ) and will be a source for official announcements, including FAM trips and marketing support – so you definitely don’t want to miss out!
What else is in it for you?
Well, aside from being fully equipped with epic South Korean knowledge, the first 150 agents to complete the training will receive an AU$50 Amazon digital gift card for their efforts. Pretty sweet, right?
The training is exclusive to travel agents in Australia and New Zealand and every agent to become an expert will receive a Certificate of Completion, to add to your ever-growing awards folder or hang on your wall!
Let’s do this!
Are you pumped for South Korea?
Are you ready to learn all there is to know about this unique destination?
Join the Facebook group and become an expert, now!
You have until 31 October to complete your training, so choose to sit down and finish it all in one go, or pace yourself and work unit by unit.
Click here for more information on Korea.
Click here to contact Melanie Adan for more information on the training.
This article was brought to you by:
Share this story