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Friday, August 14, 2009

Now an Official Cancun Counselor

I just completed parts one and two of the Cancun Tourism Institute (CTI) educational program established by the Cancun Visitors and Convention Bureau. CTI was created on the belief that knowledgeable and motivated “Official Cancun Counselors” can best advise travelers on the wonders of a Cancun vacation.

The CTI program demonstrates how Cancun is much more than a “beach vacation”­ it is a complete vacation experience. This program provided everything that I need to know about how to create a complete, well-planned trip for my clients, whatever their needs or interests.

Part three consists of a personal visit to Cancun and the Yucatan. Even though this is a trip it will not be a vacation. There will be plenty of personal inspection visits to hotels, restaurants, shops, attractions, etc. But on location events like this study program are all parts of travel agents continuing professional education. I can gain a wealth of knowledge from brochures, DVDs, and webinars but experiencing it in person learning really brings it all together.

My 1st visit to Cancun was in the early 80’s when it was just a developing relatively unknown destination. I’ve been back a few times but nothing as in depth as the CTI experience will provide. I’m eagerly looking forward to discovering the progress in this wonderful Caribbean portion of Mexico.

Happy travels!