Updated: Jul 11
It's a New Year so we thought we'd learn something new! Thanks to Tourism New Zealand we can promote our specialist knowledge on all things New Zealand with their training programme helping us keep up to date with local knowledge.
I've just completed another module to ensure my 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist certificate remains valid for 2021 and to get some new tips and tricks for the curated trips we design for our clients.
The 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist Programme improves travel sellers’ knowledge of New Zealand through a series of training opportunities. As a result, specialists have the knowledge needed to build ‘must do’ holiday itineraries. To become a 100 % Pure New Zealand Specialist (New Zealand Based) travel sellers need to complete 10 of the Tourism New Zealand's online learning modules.
“Becoming a 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist gives travel sellers credibility with clients,” says René de Monchy, Director of Trade, PR and Major Events at Tourism New Zealand.
“Specialists are able to use and display the programme’s logo which is recognised by overseas visitors due to Tourism New Zealand’s offshore marketing activity.”
The introduction of the New Zealand based status aims to increase the number of specialists globally - and we certainly are ready for visitors when they return to our shores once our international border reopens.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss