The best way to build customer loyalty in the tourism and hospitality industry is to provide good customer service. Visitors who are treated efficiently and with respect are made to feel important and will return. People who have a positive experience at a hotel, restaurant, attraction, or even just speaking with a taxi driver, will tell other people about that and make it far more likely that they will visit Durham too.
The Welcome to Durham training course gives people practical and immediately usable skills that can make the difference between a visitor being satisfied, and a visitor being made to feel special. The course focusses upon customer service skills for the hospitality industry and provides an overview of the tourism product the county has to offer.
Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020
Time: 9:15 – 4:30
Location: Beamish Museum
Cost: £30 per attendee. If you are a Visit County Durham Level 1 VIN partner there is no charge for attendance.
Booking – to book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 03000 261225. Please note places are given on a first come first served basis with a maximum of 15 attendees.
The morning session provides participants with the skills to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to customers and visitors, and is particularly focused on their role as an ambassador for Durham.
Participants will learn how equipping themselves with knowledge about what’s on offer in their local community can take their service to another level and provide customer service skills that can lead to:
The second half of the day will be led by an experienced Blue Badge Guide and will include an overview of the visitor offer of Durham. Discussions will be around the main attributes of the area and infrastructure to support them as well as an overview of the key selling points such as new developments and events. This is aimed at giving participants the skills to deliver a knowledgeable customer service experience.
Participants will then go on a guide escorted visit to a visitor attraction which will provide hints and tips about seeing an attraction though the eyes of a visitor.
Participants will leave the day with a set of skills and knowledge that can be applied in the workplace immediately, qualifications in customer service and visitor welcome and membership of the Welcome to Durham programme. Benefits of the programme include:
For more information, dates the course is running and pricing please contact:
Telephone: 03000 261225