This course is delivered via Correspondence and is only available to Licensed Travel Professionals (you will be required to submit proof).
Why should Travel Professionals get specialist training in Weddings?
Wedding couples are a completely different type of travel client, with different needs and expectations of their travel professional than a group travel client. A destination wedding couple will not only require travel arrangements for themselves and their group. They will also require their Destination Wedding Specialist to source and liaise with all vendors, venues, help get all paperwork completed and sent in, hire interpreters if needed, liaise with all wedding guests, coordinate all aspects of the wedding and group events/excursions, etc, as well. A destination wedding couple expects that their Destination Wedding Specialist not only is an expert in travel, but also an expert in weddings abroad. Therefore, if you are going to specialize in destination weddings, you owe it to yourself and your couple to get properly trained in the art of destination wedding planning.
About the Course
In this course you will learn about the destination wedding couple, their expectations, and the roles and responsibilities of Destination Wedding Specialists. You will learn how to plan weddings and events off-resort, how to source and build working relationships with local vendors and what needs to be included in contracts. As well, you will learn how to manage wedding groups, wedding etiquette, requirements to work in other countries, and so much more.
The course consists of 18 webinars, a pdf textbook, an online test and an examination.
- History of Destination Weddings
- Who is the Destination Client
- Expectations of the Destination Specialist
- Coordinating the Day
- Vendor Relations
- Finding Reputable Vendors
- Risk Management
- Places to get Married
- Making the Wedding Special for Everyone
- Legalities & Marriage Requirements on Destinations
- Marketing to Destination Wedding clients
- Destination Wedding Statistics
- …and so much more!
Student will have 3 months to complete the textbook and webinars, write an on-line examination and submit a project.
- There will be an on-line examination
- A Final Project
Certified Destination Wedding Specialist
Students will receive a certificate as well as crest for use on literature and websites denoting Certification with WPIC Inc.
Certified Destination Wedding Specialist. Successful graduates will get to use the “DWS” initials after their name.
*Upon successful completion of all aspects of the course (with a passing grade of 60% or higher), a certificate with official seal will be mailed to students in 4-6 weeks of the final course date (International mailing times may affect timing.) Students will also receive a .png of the Certification seal for display on their company website or literature.
Refunds will be given provided 5 business days notice is given in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the class start date. All funds will be returned except the $100 registration fee. There will be no refunds of the course fee once the class has begun .