A Customer Service Program built specifically for Farmington, New Mexico!
What is A2D?
Farmington Visitor Journey A2D™ is a customer service and tourism awareness training built specifically for Farmington, New Mexico. The program focuses on learning objectives and information to help create positive visitor experiences, from their Arrival to Departure, or from A2D!
Visitor Journey A2D™ is a statewide customer service program and it launched in Farmington first. The Farmington CVB has worked closely with the New Mexico Hospitality Association and the Visitor Engagement Academy on the creation of this program. Sessions will be offered on an ongoing basis.
Highly customized for our area, this course helps our entire community learn more about the richness of what we offer visitors.
Participants LEARN about what makes our area so special, ENJOY meeting others, and join together to STRENGTHEN TOURISM, which benefits us all!
How Do I Register?
The Farmington - Visitor Journey A2D™ program is open to anyone interested in growing their customer service skills. When you sign up, you’ll receive immediate access to the Online Class and will be prompted to register for the corresponding Live Class. At this time, the Live Class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on November 17, 2022. If you are interested in taking the course and this date does not work for you, please contact our team to discuss scheduling future sessions. Please call 505-326-7602 for details. Refunds are not available once registered.
- Register at Farmington.VisitorJourney.com
- Sign in and create your account
- Register for the Online Class (select Catalog)
- Register for a Live Class (select the Farmington A2D date)
- "Check Out" to complete your registration
- Make payment using a credit card (or enter your issued code)
Who is it For?
The Farmington Visitor Journey A2D™ program benefits anyone who works directly with visitors or anyone who might encounter a visitor in the course of their job duties or as a resident while out and about. Citizens and non-traditional hospitality positions, for example, realtors and police officers, will also benefit from learning about helping visitors and how important they are to our local economy.
Why Take the Course?
Tourism is very important to Farmington. The Visitor Journey A2D™ tourism training program was designed to increase awareness of how all of the tourism sectors fit together to build the visitor’s total experience. And, how one person’s actions can create a snowball effect of negative – or positive – encounters.
Visitors who have a negative encounter – or feel unwelcome – have the means through social media to tell hundreds of people about their bad experiences. This bad publicity impacts income generated from tourism for the worse and, over time, can adversely affect our entire community.
Visitors that have an enjoyable experience will spend more, plan to return in the future, and will tell their friends about the great place they just visited!
The money generated from visitor spending not only benefits local businesses, but also moves through our community, in a multiplier effect, providing lower taxes, new amenities, and better infrastructure, which increases everyone’s quality of life.
How Does it Work?
The Farmington Visitor Journey A2D™ is a blended-learning program presented in TWO parts:
Part One - ONLINE COURSE
There are seven short modules filled with videos, activities, and quizzes about our area and helping visitors. The entire Online Course takes about 75-90 minutes to complete, but you can come and go and finish it at your own pace. The online course must be completed before the live class.
Part Two - LIVE CLASS
Next, you’ll attend a 90-minute In-Person Class to discuss your answers from the exercises in the Online Course. The engaging class gives you the opportunity to share what you know and to learn from others in our community. It is also a wonderful networking opportunity and a chance to connect with others in hospitality and tourism.
Once you’ve successfully completed both parts, you’ll achieve your Farmington Visitor A2D Champion™ certificate! Visitor A2D Champions continue to learn about our destination with access to special resources, updates, and invitations to industry events.
What Does it Cover?
The interactive and easy-to-follow A2D training helps you create positive experiences by arming you with local resources, service skills, and an increased understanding of your importance to our local tourism industry. Modules cover how tourism works, discovering our area, answering visitor questions, helping upset customers, and much more.
Can I Enroll My Whole Staff?
Absolutely! Employers, contact us to learn more about providing the Farmington Visitor Journey A2D™ training to your employees. Call our office, at 505-326-7602, to schedule a class specifically for your business. The cost is $15 per person.
Please call our office, at 505-326-7602, or contact Ingrid Gilbert to learn more about creating Farmington Visitor A2D™ Champions in your company!