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Nevada Offers Free Tourism Classes On Building International Travel

July 27, 2005

Nevada Offers Free Tourism Classes On Building International Travel
July 27, 2005 – NTA has just learned that the Nevada Commission on Tourism will be offering free tourism classes on building international travel, the Asian market, customer service and keys to success. The classes will be available at Battle Mountain Aug. 2, under the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s continuing education program at Nevada Tourism University.

"Our classes will provide students with tourism industry insight and expertise that they can take back to their jobs and use right away," NCOT Director Bruce Bommarito said. "The classes assist rural communities in attracting and accommodating visitors."

NCOT staff members will share their knowledge and expertise from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Battle Mountain Civic Center, 625 South Broad St. Pre-registration is required, either online at, or by calling NCOT toll-free at 1-800-237-0774.

Topics for the Aug. 2 class are "Back to Basics: The Art of Giving Good Customer Service," "Tackling the Asian Tourism Market," "Successful Marketing Around the Globe" and "Seven Habits of Highly Successful Tourism Professionals."

Nevada Tourism University is open to convention, visitors and tourism authorities and bureaus, chambers of commerce, retail business owners, hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts, RV parks, casinos, entertainment venues, parks, guest ranches, historic and cultural attractions, festivals and events and other entities that attract and accommodate visitors. More than a dozen different courses, each awarding two to four credits, are offered each year. Twenty credits earn an NCOT "associate degree" in tourism.

The certification program explores the tourism industry from a local to a global perspective and is designed to equip students to apply sustainable principles to planning and managing tourism destinations, attractions and events.

After Battle Mountain, the next classes will be in Hawthorne Oct. 4, at a location to be announced. Topics will include "Media Relations, Making the Legislative Process Work for You," "Marketing 101" and "International Tourism Marketing Basics."

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