Windstar announced today the launch of its Windstar Academy, a customized online course for travel partners packed with sales tips, guest testimonials, and insights on selling luxury small ship cruising.

Windstar’s program offers a comprehensive sales course and is available to travel partners looking to expand their business in the luxury segment of the cruising industry.
Windstar Academy is a three-part comprehensive educational program, with each course divided into four lessons. Course objectives include:

•    Introduction to Luxury Small Ship Cruising
•    Brand Understanding
•    Windstar’s Fleet Expansion
•    Windstar’s Onboard Experience & Destinations
•    Identifying the Windstar Client
•    Sales & Marketing Support

Upon graduation, travel partners will receive a Windstar Specialist certificate. Graduates of the program also qualify for two CEU credits from The Travel Institute, and three credits from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA).

In addition, graduates who complete the course by April 30, 2014, are eligible to receive a $100 bonus commission on all new qualifying Windstar bookings made by July 31, 2014.