A new training platform for travel agents has been introduced by the Spanish Tourist Office.

The Spain Specialist Programme features 11 modules, transporting agents on a journey through Spain from Andalucía in the south, to the Basque Country in the north, as well as featuring the Balearics and Canary Island archipelagos.

Featuring essential information for anyone looking to sell a holiday to Spain, ‘Spain Specialists’ has been designed to educate and inspire by providing tools for agents to book their clients’ Spanish holidays.

Agents will be rewarded with a Spain Specialist advanced certificate on completion of the 11 modules.

Those who complete the course will also have the chance of winning a place at a Spain Specialist Programme Summit in Madrid, as well as receiving updates and invitations to events hosted by the Spanish Tourist Office.

Agencies that complete the programme will also appear on the official tourism board website in the list of agencies specialising in Spain and will earn the right to use the “Specialist on Spain” logo on promotional materials.

London director of the Spanish Tourist Office, Javier Piñanes, said: “Spain has a long and successful relationship with travel agents who have played a huge part in Spain’s tourism success story.

“Our statistics show that nearly 40% of holidays booked from the UK to Spain are booked via a travel agent and we hope that this training course will be a helpful tool for our agent partners and will showcase some new and unique holiday options.”