The Danube is the focus of a new online training course for agents released by AmaWaterways.

The second AmaAcademy learning guide is available to the trade via the luxury river cruise line’s travel agent portal on its website.

The course material has been designed to help agents grow their sales from the river cruise sector.

AmaWaterways executives and business development managers have used the enforced pause in operations due to Covid restictions to remain engaged with agents with more than 2,000 virtual events.

These have provided information on rescheduled cruises, real time health and safety protocols and inspirational content on new ships and itineraries.

The new course, consisting of four lessons, spotlights AmaWaterways’ offerings on the Danube.

Agents who make a booking with a deposit within 90 days of completing the new course qualify to earn a £25 Love2shop voucher.

The line is looking towards 2021 with three new ships being launched, including the AmaDahlia on the Nile in Egypt.

UK managing director Jamie Loizou said: “Now is the perfect time to launch the second AmaAcademy course as our travel agent partners are preparing themselves to capture the pent-up demand for travel in 2021 and beyond.

“We have seen a huge growth in digital engagement from our dedicated travel partners over recent months, whether it be with bespoke virtual trainings, agents joining our regular webinars or our hugely popular virtual cruise events where we work with them to bring to life river cruising for their clients.

“The latest AmaAcademy course shows our ongoing commitment to our agents, providing training and support in this most challenging of years.”