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Travel Agent Specialist

 

This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Travel Agent & Tourism
  • Travel Agent Geography

Travel agent career professionals consistently help people plan family vacations, corporate trips, cruises, international travel, and specialty tours such as adventure vacations. Travel agents generally have access to important information regarding fares and discounts, and are knowledgeable about particular geographic locations. Overall, a travel agent career professional can help consumers plan the most appropriate travel arrangements for their needs.


Tuition: $3,695.00
Length: 300.00 Hours (Online)
Open Enrollment
*We offer open enrollment in which students can sign up at any time. Students can proceed as fast or slow as they want, but must complete the program in a maximum of 6 months. If you need more time, extensions are available for a small fee. *

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The Job Outlook

Employment of travel agents is projected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.  Clients who want customized travel experiences, such as adventure tours, will continue to require the expertise of agents. However, the ability of travelers to research vacations and book their own trips using the Internet is expected to continue to suppress demand for travel agents.

Travel Agent and Tourism

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the role of the travel agent in the travel industry
  • Define the elements of basic travel geography
  • Identify strategies for coordinating air travel and cruises
  • Identify strategies for selling travel products and services
  • Identify methods for communicating with clients and meeting their needs

Travel Agent Geography

A professional travel agent must match the traveler with the right destination and services this course helps you learn how to do that exact thing. Travel Agent Geography approaches geography from the travel industry perspective and is designed not just for travel agents but for all travel professionals. Among the highlights are detailed information on attractions, climate, lodging, and cultural patterns. Sample itineraries and profiles of typical visitors to each destination are also included in this course.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify strategies for selling geographical destinations
  • Identify features of North and South American destinations and more
  • Identify features of European and Asian destinations and more
  • Identify climate patterns, culture, and typical visitor types for destinations around the world
  • Identify the steps to start your own travel business

Funding for Courses:
Sallie Mae Career Training LoanSM
The Career Training LoanSM has been designed specifically to help you finance your education or training and offers hundreds of dollars in savings over other financing options. It can be used for distance learning or other continuing education programs to cover the total cost of education and related expenses, and loan applications can often be completed within minutes. www.salliemae.com/tamiucontedu
No refunds to Sallie Mae Loans after the start of class.
                           

 

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5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100