— Agents Can Win Travel to San Francisco or New York City via SFO; First 50 Participants Receive $50 Westfield Gift Cards —
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and United Airlines (UA) have partnered to launch a Travel Academy training program for Australian travel planners which focuses on the attractions of the Bay Area, and the airport experience for travellers whose destination is San Francisco, as well as the benefits of using SFO as a connecting point for other U.S. destinations and beyond.
Travel Academy is Australia’s only independent online training program for travel consultants. A member of the Travel Weekly brand family, Travel Academy maintains more than 8,000 registered members.
Travel planners are invited to participate in the SFO/UA Travel Academy online training module beginning Monday, 23rd April. The program includes eight online training modules with multiple choice questions focusing on key topics:
– San Francisco as a destination;
The first 50 participants to complete the SFO/UA training module with a minimum score of 90% will qualify to receive a $50 Westfield gift card valid in 6,000 stores in Westfield centres across Australia.
Participants with at least 90% correct answers will qualify to enter to win a trip to San Francisco for two, with economy class tickets provided by United, and three nights’ accommodation at San Francisco’s Hotel Carlton.
The grand prize winner will receive two economy class tickets provided by United from Australia to New York City via SFO, and five nights’ accommodation at The Beacon on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, arranged by NYC & Company.
The competition commences 23rd April 2012 at 12am (AEDST) and closes 31 July 2012 at 12pm (AEDST).
SFO’s Deputy Director of Communications and Marketing Kandace Bender says the Travel Academy program is a way to tell SFO’s story and remind travellers of the appeals of flying to and connecting through San Francisco.
"We want people to keep SFO in mind even if they’re flying on to another part of the U.S.," said Ms Bender. "Connecting at SFO is much easier than at other airports. All of our terminals are ‘under one roof’ and we have the largest international terminal in North America packed with restaurants, shops and spa services."
"We’re delighted to be taking part in this initiative," said Alison Espley, Director, United Airlines Australia and New Zealand. "As the only carrier offering daily nonstop service from Sydney to San Francisco, we are excited to partner with San Francisco International Airport to promote the Bay Area as a destination, as well as the great benefits of SFO airport."
SFO has been named Best Airport in North America by Skytrax, the aviation industry’s leading independent research organisation, based on passenger feedback research. The airport offers nonstop connections to 74 U.S. destinations on 17 domestic airlines. Further, 28 international carriers serve another 31 international destinations.
Source = San Francisco International Airport