Whether you’re an experienced world traveler or just have wanderlust, a career in travel allows you to share your passion with others by offering advice on trip destinations, planning trip itineraries, and making travel arrangements for your clients. Travel agents sell and book travel for everything from family vacations, to honeymoons, to corporate travel. It’s their job to cater aspects of the trip to their clients needs. As you advance your career, you can even specialize in a specific type or region of travel. And, as an added perk, you’ll know all the insider tips to the travel industry, so the next vacation you plan will be exactly what you hoped for. Upon completion of this program you will be able to sit for the TAP (Travel Agent Proficiency) test, offered by the Travel Institute (formerly ICTA), the registration fee for this exam is included with this program.
This online program consists of three modules. You will first participate in a travel career development program, which will teach you the basics of the travel industry, followed by a second module in which you will study geography for travel professionals, focusing on destinations all over the world that you are most likely to recommend and sell to your clients. In the final module you will choose the GDS computer reservation system you wish to study. Your facilitator will help you to select the proper GDS system to best achieve your career goals.
The student will have a choice of textbooks depending on which ticketing system they choose for the program.
- Travel Career Development and accompanying workbook
- Exploring the World, Geography for the Travel Professional and accompanying workbook
- Sabre or Apollo Format Guide
- Introduction to Apollo
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This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.This course can be taken on either a Mac or a PC. Students will need to have an Internet connection and email capabilities.
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You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Textbooks are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 6 months to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.
There are no refunds for this course.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.