Travel Agent University Partners with Equator Learning Offering Travel Suppliers Unparalleled International Reach

NEW YORK (February 25, 2016) ─ Questex Travel Group announced today that its iconic Travel Agent University brand has partnered with the Online Travel Academy powered by Equator Learning, a UK-based travel industry e-learning platform to offer participating suppliers an international audience of professional sellers of travel.

Travel Agent University (TAU), with 46,000 plus certified members, is the industry’s largest online travel agent community and education site and has graduated more specialists than any other industry education program, awarding over 50,000 diplomas annually. The recent launch of the totally revamped platform, which features responsive design, intuitive navigation, seamless rewards, both B2B and B2C resources for agents, and even editing capabilities for course hosts, has received rave reviews from member users.

Equator Learning, a UK-based company, designs, manages and markets unique, multilingual and interactive online training portals for the travel industry. Through their global media partnerships, Equator training courses such as NYC, California, and Sandals are offered to over 125,000 travel agents worldwide including Europe, Asia, Brazil, India, China, Australia, and the Middle East.
 
John McMahon, Questex Travel Group executive vice president, said the partnership is a key strategic move for the TAU brand because it will enable suppliers to leverage best-in-class e-learning technology to a global marketplace. It will give clients the opportunity to streamline their education courses via one partner, and simply translate for each individual audience, rather than have to work with multiple vendors around the world.  

“We are delighted to collaborate on this advantageous endeavor with Equator Learning, one of the leading global e-learning distributors,” said McMahon. “Questex is invested in travel agent education and committed to delivering an invaluable opportunity for our suppliers to expand their reach to agents eager to learn throughout the world.”

“We are proud to partner with Questex, North America’s preeminent publisher of travel agent content, editorial, and education,” said Chris May, managing director, Equator Learning. “Our two unique brands combined will offer suppliers the elite in travel agent training opportunities, with a global reach that will be unprecedented. We are looking forward to a mutually successful relationship.”

Serving the travel community since 2005, Equator Learning creates innovative and engaging online travel and leisure training solutions that offer an affordable and efficient solution for clients and a fun learning tool for the end user. 

Launched in 1993, Travel Agent University is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Along with the best-in-class Travel Agent University courses offered on this proprietary platform, Questex continues to offer fully customized, white label e-learning and loyalty solutions. For more information, visit www.travelagentuniversity.com.
 
About Questex Hospitality + Travel
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.
 
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group supports every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.
 
Additional information is available at questex.com/markets/travel.

Equator Learning is a global provider of multilingual, interactive online training & engagement portals for travel industry professionals. The business runs and manages 75 sites around the world, serving over 70 countries, in 11 different languages. http://www.equatorlearning.com/what-we-do