MTA Advisers achieve ‘MTA Professional Plus’ accreditation
The first two of the 125 MTA – Mobile Travel Agents Advisors currently participating in the ground breaking ‘MTA Professional Plus’ inhouse online accreditation scheme have now completed the self-paced program.
The two Advisors, Sarah Fenton (pictured with MTA CEO, Don Beattie) and Julia Campbell, took just five months to complete the program which, launched in late October, has been designed to help further educate and support MTA Advisors in their day to day business and, overall, enhance their standing as travel industry professionals.
Developed by MTA in-house training manager, Kirsty Tate, ‘MTA Professional Plus’ comprises nine core pathways and two optional pathways.
These focus on social media, corporate, cruise, air, land product, luxury, marketing, business and professional development.
MTA CEO, Don Beattie said the various pathways have been developed to help Advisors further their expertise in the capability of all MTA technology, in the process gaining master-class product knowledge, learn about small business compliance and management while providing the requisite skills needed to assist them in building client relationships and growing their business.
“Each learning pathway is divided into three levels, with content accessible from any device, even offline, with Advisors knowledge and understanding of the various components assessed along the way.
”The assessment process is quite rigorous containing both theoretical and practical demonstration of understanding with annual maintenance modules required to maintain accreditation so it is no mean feat that both Sarah and Julia have completed the program in just five months,” Mr Beattie said.
“Having completed ‘MTA Professional Plus’ both Sarah and Julia can now take great pride in marketing themselves as MTA Certified Travel Professionals, secure in the knowledge they will be regarded and respected as some of the best travel professionals in the industry.
“Hearty congratulations to both.”