Virgin Voyages has launched a new online learning platform for agents called Seacademy.
The new platform will serve as a one stop shop for all things Virgin Voyages for agents, which Virgin calls First Mates.
This news follows Virgin Voyages’ recent announcement unveiling a 16 per cent commission, which includes a policy of no NCFs, meaning that no portion of the base voyage fare is set aside, designated, deducted, or excluded from potential earnings.
“We already have an extensive First Mates learning program, including Face-to-Face, Facebook Lives, webinars and more,” said Shane Riley, AVP International Sales. “The development of our E-Learning platform is in direct response to requests from our First Mate partners, offering them a meaningful format to learn at their own pace with clear bitesize modules. We conducted a survey and 96 per cent of First Mates told us an E-Learning platform would be a valuable addition.”
The Seacademy will feature four learning levels – ranging from Violet to Gold – each of which is designed to build confidence in different areas of the brand, ranging from Destinations to Onboard Events and Gigs.
Each level will come with its own unique reward to encourage completion. Benefits include access to upcoming pre-inaugural events, bonus commission vouchers, access to First Mate rates and even Sailor Loot (on board spend) on their own future Voyage. Agents who complete a tier will also receive social media assets to show off about their tier.
Violet tier is available now on FirstMates.com. If First Mates complete the Violet tier on or before January 31, 2021, they will receive an invite to a sail onboard either Scarlet Lady or Valiant Lady in 2021.