Education

Whether you’re just starting your travel business or have years of experience, there is always something new to learn in this industry. New resorts open and new cruise ships are launched, suppliers start new programs and initiatives, and technology is constantly evolving. All of these factors have an impact on your career as a Romance Travel Specialist.

At LoveShack Vacations, our top priority is providing our travel agents with the education, tools and confidence they need to sell romance travel. Both our startup and ongoing education emphasize practical knowledge and skills, so you can start booking romantic getaways and earning commissions as soon as possible.

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Our President & CEO Rick Zimmerman offering inspiration to LoveShack agents at our Destination Success live educational session
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Members of the LoveShack team at Destination Success, October 2014
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Our Agent Educator, Beth, during a LoveShack-specific education session at Destination Success, October 2014
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A beautiful day for a site inspection on LoveShack's Karisma FAM trip, November 2012
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LoveShack agents and staff gather during Destination Success live education in October 2014

Education opportunities include:

New Agent Romance Travel Immersion Program

This 90-Day program is designed to teach you everything you need to know to sell under the LoveShack Vacations name. The program starts with the basics, and gradually guides you through more advanced topics and specialized education.

Your Travel Agent Portal

The best feature of our education? It’s available for you 24/7 through your online Travel Agent Portal. You can learn anywhere, anytime and at your own pace. Through the Portal, you’ll be guided through the New Agent Immersion Program. You’ll also have access to our library of videos, marketing materials and suppliers resources. Your portal is also set up with a Live Chat feature for easy-to-reach support.

FAM Trips

One of the easiest ways to gain real-life travel experience is by going on a familiarization (FAM) trip. These reduced-rate trips are specifically designed packages that allow travel agents to visit the most popular destinations, resorts, and cruise ships. FAM trips may be offered by tourist boards, hotel chains, or any other supplier that recognizes how much firsthand knowledge benefits the agents that are selling their products.

FAM trips give you first-hand experience of the top resorts and destinations to pass along to your clients. They are also a fun way to network with your fellow LoveShack Travel Agents, LoveShack Vacations staff and other members of the travel industry.

Boot Camp & Destination Success

If you’re interested in taking your business to the next level, we offer low-cost, live educational events and seminars. Boot Camp sessions, Destination Success, supplier education, and certification classes are all available through our unique hands-on education program.