T&T launch online agent training

22nd Feb 2008

The Tourism Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago has celebrated the official launch of its long-anticipated online training programme for agents.

The Take Some Time Out campaign on www.learntnt.com features six interactive modules, putting agents through their paces to gather and test their knowledge of the dual-island destination‰€™s tourism offering.

For home and flexible workers, the programme has the added benefit of being accessible 24 hours a day and allows in-depth training on the beauty and diversity of both islands, billed as the True Caribbean.


Trinidad & Tobago mascot Steely Pan will guide agents every step of the way.  The programme is fully interactive with the sights and sounds of the islands so agents are advised to keep the volume up or their earphones in so as not to miss any of Steely’s Fast Facts or witty repartee. 



Interested agents should register at www.learntnt.com and they will soon receive a support pack including a workbook, background information, facts and figures and maps to accompany their learnings.


Upon successful completion of the programme, agents will be enrolled into the ‘Steely Pan Club’ and will receive a special surprise gift as well as entry into the grand prize draw for an opportunity to win a place on the next ‘Take Some Time Out’€? trip, the popular Trinidad & Tobago agent’s familiarisation visits that take place twice a year. Steely Pan himself will also be calling successful agents at random with a chance to win more goodies.


Andrew Hillier, Sales and Training Manager for the TDC of Trinidad & Tobago commented:


“The new training programme really is a one-stop shop for agents wishing to improve their knowledge of these beautiful islands.  They will learn about the variety of accommodation from rustic B&Bs to five-star luxury, the diverse activities such as diving, parasailing and horse riding, the eco-tourism offering including leatherback turtle conservation and extensive bird watching as well as all the necessary practical information.”


“Most of all, we‰€™ve worked hard to make sure it‰€™s fun and interactive ‰€“ much like the islands themselves.”



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