Course Code: GES218
Helene K. Liatsos is a business advisor at the Small Business Development Center, with more than 25 years of experience. Her small business offers complete accounting and consulting services to home-based business startups. She is a QuickBooks Certified Advisor and was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Liatsos holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
There are no specific prerequisites for this course. This course is for you if you want to enhance your travel industry knowledge or jump-start your career in the travel industry.
You will have a choice of textbooks depending on which ticketing system you choose for the course:
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 tailor aspects of the trip to their clients’ needs. Travel agent classes are a great way to learn all the details of the industry that you will need to know to start a travel career. As you advance your career, you can even specialize in a specific type or region of travel.
The Travel Institute was established in 1964 and has grown into the premier certifying body for travel professionals. The Institute offers learning solutions, educational programs, and certification options, as well as multiple certifications and opportunities for further advancement, because they understand that the career of a travel agent is dynamic and ever-changing. If you’ve been thinking about taking the next step and earning a travel agent credential, a course certified by the Travel Institute is a great way to get started.
I enjoyed that it was at my own pace given my busy work schedule. The facilitator was helpful throughout the course."
Everything was exactly how it was stated. The course was easy to follow, my facilitator responded in a timely fashion, and the support was phenomenal."
I enjoyed the course and found it helpful in preparing me for a job in the travel industry."
The facilitators were helpful and timely in answering any questions or concerns. The courses were easy to follow and complete."
I enjoyed my course! This was the first time I have done an online course and I loved that it was independent work you can do at your own pace to finish whenever fits your schedule. Everything was perfect with me!"
Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
The Travel Agent Training course will prepare you to sit for the TAP (Travel Agent Proficiency) test, offered by the Travel Institute (formerly ICTA), the registration fee for this test is included with this course. The Travel Agent Proficiency or TAP test is the first step towards professional recognition. The test allows students to demonstrate that they have mastered the basics of the travel industry – selling skills, basic geography, and the items/products sold by travel counselors.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive an exam voucher for the TAP (Travel Agent Proficiency) test, offered by the Travel Institute (formerly ICTA), after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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A certified travel agent has earned one of the available industry certifications, such as Certified Travel Associate (CTA) or Certified Travel Counselor (CTC). While they are not required to work in the industry, travel agent certifications can add prestige to your resume.