The Aussie Specialist Program (ASP) is Tourism Australia’s global training program for international travel sellers. In 2015 the ASP underwent a significant re-launch, introducing a new digital platform which featured interactive training modules. At the time of the re-launch, there were just under 300 qualified agents in Canada.
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Since Berton became the 1,000th specialist, the number has continued to grow successfully with now 1,076 qualified ASP agents and 309 trainees from coast-to-coast.
Tourism Australia celebrated the occasion with a surprise visit to the Groupe Voyages office in Montreal to congratulate Berton in person.
Berton was presented an Aussie-inspired prize which included a retro-style Tourism Australia carry-on bag to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary, a fine bottle of Aussie wine, a cap, thermal bottle, notebook and pen plus a Visa gift card.
Benefits of becoming an Aussie Specialist include access to bespoke training modules and sales resources, travel club offers, invitations to attend exclusive events and monthly e-newsletter updates.
Those interested in becoming a qualified Aussie Specialist can enroll online today:
In the photo
Pictured from left to right: Marie-Hélène Jacques, general manager at Groupe Voyages VP; Danielle Berton, 1000th certified Aussie Specialist in Canada; Serge Lamarre, Tourism Australia Account Manager, Quebec.