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New Webinars and learning solutions for Viking River Cruises and Nexion customizes training for both members and suplyers

The Training & Member Development (TMD) team of, North America’s leading travel services marketing organization, has already reached more than 8,000 training contacts for the year.

The spike in training has been fueled by the launch of interactive, self-guided membership orientation tutorials; multiple training sessions with marketing guru Mike Marchev; and a popular Webinar on social media entitled, “Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, OH MY! Social Media for the Cowardly Lion in all of us!” along with’s standard training and the Executive Webinar series.

In addition, the TMD department has now customized on-site training programs for suppliers, a service recently initiated at Viking River Cruises’ annual sales meeting with a three-hour workshop on presentation skills best practices. The presentation generated an enthusiastic response from Viking DSMs, who labeled it “exceptional” and “the highlight of the week.”

In addition, the training department is scheduled to give the opening presentation at October’s CoNexion 2009, the annual conference for host agency Nexion, conducting a seminar entitled, “Being Memorable: Communicating Your Value (in the Internet Age).”

“ is committed to providing both our member agents and Preferred Suppliers with the best training in the industry,” said Geoff Stewart,’s senior manager of Training & Member Development. “We get a great sense of what travel agents want to learn about during our annual Conference. The feedback from our members makes it easy for us to custom tailor new training materials that will impact their businesses immediately.” is a subsidiary of Amadeus IT Group, SA, and maintains its headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

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