e.learning giants join forces

LONDON (October 4, 2016) ─  Travel Uni partners with Equator Learning to offer agents unprecedented training choice and travel suppliers greater reach

The travel trade’s two leading e.learning providers, Travel Uni and Equator Learning, have joined forces to form a ground-breaking partnership in association with Selling Travel Magazine

Established in 2002 Travel Uni is the best-known travel e.learning platform in the UK with over 35,000 users training on courses that include Visit England, Thailand, Qatar, Las Vegas and many others.

Equator Learning is the world’s leading travel trade engagement platform with 187,000 users operating in 11 languages and with travel trade media partners in key markets.

Equator is the power behind training for iconic brands such as NYC, California, Sandals, Travel 2 and SAGA, to name just a few.

Equator’s fledgling UK Online Travel Academy brand has been replaced by an all-new-look Travel Uni, which has been upgraded to a fully-responsive platform for use on desktop, tablet and mobile.

It also includes GDS training from GDS Genie, Agent Rewards, Travel Gossip and other state-of-the-art functionality to make it a truly one-stop shop for travel trade professionals.

Martin Steady, Managing Director of BMI Publishing, owners of both Travel Uni and Selling Travel Uni, commented: “BMI Publishing is truly delighted to now be working in partnership with the other leading player in travel online training.

“This is big news! By combining our expertise and all of our training programmes we can offer travel professionals access to an unequalled training resource – and all from one source.”

Added Steady: “Together, our huge combined resource of training programmes, linked with unchallenged marketing prowess and increased coverage in Selling Travel, now provides the UK’s travel professionals with a training one-stop-shop. After all, learning = knowledge = sales success = business and career development. Nothing else will do!”

Chris May, MD of Equator Learning, said: “The partnership is a key strategic move because it will give travel agents more choice from one simple platform and enable suppliers to leverage the very best-in-class e-learning technology to an impressive marketplace.

“It gives clients the opportunity to streamline their training via one partner and ensure that they have maximum coverage in the UK from BMI’s Selling Travel magazine and its many digital offerings. Selling Travel has always done more than others to recognise the importance of knowledge to frontline travel professionals.”

Sally Oakey, Business Development Director at Equator Learning and ex-Travel Uni Director, said: “Consistent distribution and accurate information have always been key for agents and clients alike. Working with BMI’s Selling Travel magazine, which has long been a champion of travel agents, offers an opportunity that is a perfect partnership for two brands that are both passionate about the power of knowledge.”

October 4, 2016 4:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts