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Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Atlantis, The Palm, in Dubai will begin a partnership with OTT to offer those in the travel trade the opportunity to embark upon e-training courses focusing on the resort. Rewarding benefits for those taking an OTT course on Atlantis, The Palm include an increase in product knowledge and a boost in sales confidence and potential. As content is uploaded directly by Atlantis, The Palm, it also ensures informationis relevant, recent and market specific. Upon completion of the training, members will receive a certificate and additionally will be entered into prize draws as part of an incentivized programme, giving participants the chance to win trips to Atlantis to further enhance their training experience.
With tourism growth in Dubai set to increase by 7 to 9 percent annually* and a target of 20 million visitors by 2020*, the flagship resort on The Palm plays a huge part in bringing visitors to Dubai each year. This makes extensive and in depth training of the travel trade even more vital in the coming years, to ensure continued tourism growth both in Dubai and in particular the Atlantis, The Palm resort.
With its enviable position atop the crescent of the island, the resort spans 46 hectares, including 17 hectares of water themed amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, an 11 million litres open-air marine habitat featuring 65,000 marine animals, 1.4 kilometres of private beachfront, the 27 treatment room award winning ShuiQi Spa, over 23 F&B outlets, the 2,000 capacity nightclub,N’Dulge and 5600 square metres of meeting and function space. Each dimension of the resort offers a taste of Arabia, as well as a playful nod to the ocean and the myth of Atlantis—from sun-kissing spires and Moorish archways to a sunken city filled with exotic sea creatures and suites with a fish eye’s view into an underwater haven.
Kyp Charalambous, Director of International Leisure Sales comments, ‘As Atlantis, The Palm is such a vast destination it can be tricky to truly bring the experience of a stay or visit to the resort to life if you’ve never been here. We therefore hope that our new partnership with OTT and our engaging training modules will help to bring a stay at Atlantis to life and really allow the travel trade to get to grips with what makes an Atlantis experience so memorable and unique. We also look forward to inviting members over to see the resort on incentivised visits, to enable us to enhance their knowledge and ensure Atlantis, The Palm is as unforgettable to them as it is to any guests who walks through our doors.’
Atlantis, the Palm eTraining with OTT will allow members to learn in their own time and environment with only an internet connection needed. No course is longer than 30 minutes and members can track their virtual badges and progress through a “my OTT” online profile.