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Continuing Education

Continuing education is an enormous factor in keeping current in travel procedures and global tourism. There is education for travel destinations, accounting, airline regulations, tour companies, on-line cruise and tour operator web sites.

South American Tourism Boards: Argentina -- Colombia
Learn about government programs to help sell Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Columbia.

The history and mission of the Cruise Lines International Association
A profile of the Cruise Lines International Association, or CLIA.

Tourism Trade Associations
A list of trade associations for tourism and leisure travel professionals.

Travel Retailing and Destination Expo
Travel Agents still have an opportunity to attend the Travel Retailing and Destination Expo, held in Las Vegas, September 10-13, 2011, sponsored by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). This is a great opportunity for travel agents to network, share ideas, and bring back new ideas to implement in travel agency operations.

Breaking Into the Luxury Travel Market
Many travel agents wish they could break into the luxury travel market. What does it take to start selling world luxury cruises, Arctic treks, or luxury African safaris? The answer is networking among the right groups and education. Some of this requires a financial investment, but agents can start learning at no cost.

ASTA Travel Agent Courses
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) offers a variety of productive education courses and webinars travel agents may want to look into that may boost their careers.

Travel Agent Career, Jobs, and Training Information
Travel Agent Career and Job Highlights

ASTA Educational Programs Courses
ASTA’s Express Lane to Quick & Easy Certification! Broaden your skills and expand into profitable markets using ASTA’s convenient and affordable courses.


Thank you for your interest in the ASTA Foundation's scholarship program. The ASTA scholarships are managed by Tourism Cares and information on how to apply is located on their website.

Travel Agent Familiarization Trips

Travel Agent Career, Jobs, and Training Information
Travel Agent Career and Job Highlights

ASTA Educational Programs Courses
ASTA’s Express Lane to Quick & Easy Certification! Broaden your skills and expand into profitable markets using ASTA’s convenient and affordable courses.


Thank you for your interest in the ASTA Foundation's scholarship program. The ASTA scholarships are managed by Tourism Cares and information on how to apply is located on their website.

Cruising Power for Travel Agents
Cruising Power is a vital resource for travel agents for booking individual or group reservations for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruises. This web based program is chocked full of information, brochure and flier templates, and a booking engine for reservations.

Webinars for Travel Professionals
Making it in the travel industry today can be tough for travel agencies and independent travel consultants. Webinars offer special training for the travel industry personnel. Webinars teach how to book most aspects of travel on line, or offers guidance on border security, TSA regulations for most everything needed to be a travel professional....

Becoming an Independent Travel Agent
Becoming an independent travel agent can still be a very profitable business to consider. According to a study by ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), and NACTA ((National Association of Career Travel Agents), 57 percent of independent travel agents saw an increase in sales in 2010, even with the downturned economy.

Developing Religious and Spiritual Travel Business
Faith based and spiritual travel is an increasingly large market for travel professionals to consider. Training and education to market these groups can be obtained though many sources. With the desire to work hard and knowledge of these groups the rewards may be substantial.

Viking Cruises Travel Agent Training Program

Cruise Vessel Consumer Confidence Act
Summary of the Cruise Vessel Consumer Confidence Act of 2013.

Outrigger Agent Education and Loyalty Program

Certified Tour Professional
Certified Tour Professional (CTP) designation is offered by the National Tour Association to packaged travel professions.

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