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Philippines launches online training for Indian trade
Rosa Ocampo, Manila, August 29, 2014
 

THE Department of Tourism (DoT) last week soft-launched in New Delhi and Mumbai an online education programme, which will also come with a reward and incentive system for high-performing travel consultants.

 

The eight-module Philippine Specialist Programme (PSP) will be formally launched in January next year and gradually expanded to cover other areas in India.

 

Glen Agustin, chief tourism operations officer, DoT, said: “PSP is an education certification tool with lots of imagery and facts, including visa requirements and processes, and is specifically designed for Indian travel consultants to become experts in the Philippines.”

 

Indian travellers are tech-savvy and search for information on the Internet. “But when they plan their trips, especially the first-timers, they speak to travel consultants,” he noted. “Travel consultants are influential enough to sway or convince them to travel to the Philippines.”

 

Agustin said the Indian market is on a growth path despite Philippine Airlines’ pull-out from the market last year, and the Indian presidential election that took a toll on outbound travel.

 

Agencies can access the programme at www.psptraining.in

 

 
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Traffic between India and the Philippines should enjoy potential growth as both are English speaking countries. All they need is to develop strong mutual relationship plus direct flights.
Posted by: Nugroho Setiatmadji
02-09-2014 16:27:01
 
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