Hawaii (Ke Kula O Hawaii) Specialist Program

Web Address: www.gohawaii.com

Sponsor: Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

Overview of Program: This program gives you everything you need to increase our knowledge, skills, and sales to Hawaii. The comprehensive, easy to follow curriculum covers an introduction to Hawaii, geography of the islands, the people of Hawaii, attractions, history and culture. You’ll also learn invaluable selling tips covering topics such as overcoming client objections, cross selling, up selling, package sales and more.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all professional travel agents

Benefits: You will receive consumer leads;  sales tools to increase Hawaii bookings; free, personalized Hawaii pre-arrival Welcome Packets delivered to clients; certificates for free attraction admissions and Resort stays through the Hawaii Rewards program, and 24-hour access to constant access to proprietary database.

Cost: The Ke Kula self-study program is $30 plus $9.95 shipping and handling or the self-study manual can also be ordered with an accompanying CD for $35. It can be purchased online at www.htsurfnet.com/kkss/PurchaseForm.asp. The specialist program may also be ordered at www.gohawaii.com/TravelPro/kekula.asp or by calling 800-VISIT HI.

Contact: www.gohawaii.com, then click on Travel Professionals at the bottom of the page.