Aruba Expert Programme Available on the Web

For the first time ever, Aruba is offering the Aruba Certified Expert Program (ACE) online so travel agents can easily download the program to their computer.
The online study guide includes a user friendly and interactive exam. The agent can access the program by going to http://agents.aruba.com and clicking on “How to Become an ACE agent” from the drop down menu. For further information and benefits, the user can then go to the “sign me up button.” Whether the agent takes the study course online or offline, the fee is the same, $35, and can be paid online by credit card or by sending a check. An online version of the Aruba reference guide is also available and helpful when taking the course.
“We are committed to providing the highest level of training to Aruba’s travel agents. This program provides them with all the necessary information to be able to sell the island of Aruba. We now offer it online in an effort to make it more convenient and accessible,” said Marcial F. Ibarra, Aruba Tourism Authority’s Director of North America.
The program contains information on Aruba’s vast history, culture, geography, weather, nightlife, activities, dining, special features of each of the islands’ hotels, and much more. It is available in the United States and Canada. For more information on Canadian rules and regulations, please call (905) 264-3434.
ACE is an in-depth destination specialist program for travel agents offering additional education, sales tools, and market and product support to increase bookings and client satisfaction when selling Aruba as a vacation destination. ACE certification is accredited by the Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA).
Some of the benefits of becoming an ACE agent include a $20 cash back bonus coupon on the first Aruba booking, an ACE certificate, agent information posted on Aruba’s website (www.aruba.com), client referral program through website and 1-800-TO-ARUBA, ACE help and information desk, educational seminars along with invitations to conventions, and many more incentives.
Aruba is a vacationer`s paradise located in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean, 15 miles north of Venezuela and only two and a half hours by air from Miami.  Ideally located outside the hurricane belt, Aruba boasts great weather, cooling trade winds and friendly people.  For more information on planning a trip to Aruba, contact the Aruba Tourism Authority at 1-800-TO-ARUBA, or visit our Web site at www.aruba.com.
This material is distributed by Everett Clay Associates on behalf of the Aruba Ministry of Tourism and Transportation. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
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