KISSIMMEE, Fla. (June 18, 2012) --- Cenek, Inc., a major tour and travel marketing network throughout South and Central America that is locating offices in Kissimmee, has earned the official endorsement of the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Rafael Caamano, site manager for the UCF Business Incubation Program in Kissimmee, said Cenek, Inc., is the first of the incubator’s “soft landing” companies — firms that are invited to open small regional offices at the Incubator to explore whether major relocation efforts are viable.
“We are very encouraged that Cenek is proceeding with its expansion here so smoothly,” Caamano explained.
Cenek offers online training and orientation at visit cenek.com for South American tour and travel operators who want to book group travel to the Kissimmee area, Caamano said.
Cenek officials set up a small office in the Kissimmee area three months ago and have been establishing links and gathering information about Kissimmee area visitor opportunities for the web-based training facility, Caamano said.
The formal launch of the web-based training facility is set for July.
“If we are successful in the endeavor, the Kissimmee area will benefit from millions of dollars worth of additional visitor traffic over the next few years,” Caamano said.
“That translates to hundreds of new jobs and opportunities for additional growth and economic investment by the area’s hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions,” he said.
Juan Herrera, president of Cenek, said he is pleased to receive the official endorsement of the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau and excited about the company’s web site launch in July.
“We have worked hard to become a full-fledged member of the Kissimmee-St. Cloud tourism community and we are very honored to have been endorsed by the Convention and Visitors Bureau,” Herrera said.
For more information, contact
Rafael Caamano, Site Manager Kissimmee UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-343-4300 Rafael.Caamano@ucf.edu
Pim van den Bergh, Sales Manager, Cenek (616) 990 1843; email@example.com
Tracy Ward, Director of Sales, Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau 407 742 8231 tward@VisitKissimmee.com
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or LvershelCo@aol.com
Cenek was founded in 2000 with the name of “Dynamic Digital Design.” Its principal objective was to develop multimedia content through the internet.
In 2003 they developed Cenek, proprietary LMS (Learning Management System) or Administration Platform for Training in response to the needs of the Colombian market.
In 2009 Cenek 2.0 was launched as the first LMS to incorporate the concept of social networks and introduced a short model for training with tangible results. It was designed to teach the principal characteristics of products focused on the pharmaceutical sector.
In 2011 LCMS (Learning Content Management System) Cenek 3.0 platform was launched containing applications that facilitate creating, publishing and administering virtual courses. The new slogan is “Virtual training made easy”
In the past 12 months the platform has successfully completed almost half million courses.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program
Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 200 emerging companies (including more than 134 current clients) create over $363 million in annual total economic output and more than 3,120 new jobs (taking direct and indirect and induced impact into account) with an average salary of $59,000. With ten facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Business Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development among the University of Central Florida, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, the City of Apopka, the City of Winter Springs, the City of Sanford, Lake County, the City of Leesburg, Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee, City of St. Cloud, Volusia County and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information about the Program and its clients and graduates, please visit www.incubator.ucf.edu and UCFBIP on Facebook, on www.facebook.com/ucf4bip.