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AFTA Update | Travel Daily 23 June 2020

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

I’m not sure who scripted this phrase but it is a wonderful reminder that in the middle of chaos lies opportunity.

AFTA has been busy exploring innovative ways to empower the travel industry and today we are pleased to announce that in July we will be launching an online Education and Training suite of short, sharp, high impact courses called Micro-Credentials. 

The purpose, to support AFTA business owners and their staff to upskill and cross skill during this “down time”.
Now is a perfect time to gain new skills.

Indeed, a unique opportunity exists for all AFTA businesses and their staff (including those who have been stood down or on adjusted work hours) to learn new skills that can assist to provide the competitive edge when the market rebounds. And rebound it will!

There will be over 250 courses ranging from: How to lead with emotional intelligence; Social Media 101; Marketing; Coaching and Mentoring; Working remotely; Managing remotely and so on. 

Members will have the complete flexibility to pick and choose which courses are of most interest, and most relevant to their business and needs, and the best part is that each micro-credential is not only the cost of a lunch, it is aligned to a training unit within a nationally recognised qualification - including Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas in Travel and Tourism, Leadership and Management and Business Management – so you’ll come away with an AFTA industry endorsed badge of certification. 

We are so excited to deliver this opportunity and more details will be shared with members over the coming weeks. 

It is also worth highlighting that in March, AFTA ramped up its webinar program to ensure members felt supported, informed and connected through COVID-19. We have delivered 53 webinars and engaged with over 10,000 travel agent members. We can’t thank members enough for their faithful participation, it makes the hard work of the entire AFTA team a rewarding one. 

Together, we have a long way to go. But remember, don’t give up. We’re not. One day you’ll look back and be glad you didn’t.