Professional Travel Agent Curriculum
While guiding you on your path to becoming a professional travel agent, you will also learn about;
- 1. Geography.
- 2. Industry Organizations, Associations, Media.
- 3. The Role of the Travel Professional.
- 4. GDS and Booking systems.
- 5. Corporate Travel.
- 6. Travel and the Internet.
- 7. Researching Travel.
- 8. FAM & Free Trips; Myth and Reality.
- 9. The Travel Brochure and Terms and Conditions.
- 10. Travel Insurance.
- 11. Starting to work; Employee or owner?
- 12. Marketing Travel to Consumers.
- 13. Working with clients.
- 14. In person seminars.
- 15. Travel Trade Show & Conference Invitations.
Learn how to become a professional travel agent selling;
- 1. Airlines.
- 2. Hotels.
- 3. Car rentals.
- 4. Tour Operators/Travels Planners.
- 5. All – Inclusive Tours/Safaris.
Professional Travel Agent Curriculum focus on 4 foundations;
- 1. Industry Knowledge;
Understanding the mechanics and logistics of travel, tourism and hospitality. Airline and air travel, consolidators, rail, rental cars, hotels, ocean and river cruising, tours and tour operators, destinations and tourism authorities, travel insurance, travel, travel law, industry associations, consortia and host agencies.
- 2. Geography for Travel Professionals;
Understanding the regions of the world and the cultures of the vast array of countries and destinations. How to properly assist a client in choosing an appropriate destination, researching the destination and utilizing professional resources, understanding seasons of travel and how supply and demand affect the cost of travel.
- 3. Marketing, Sales and Customer Service;
- Your business plan – strategies, goals, and tactics.
- Client knowledge – understanding the role of the travel consultant in assisting the traveler, empathy and being client – centric.
- The psychology of marketing and sales.
- Business plan template and monitoring for 12 months.
- 4. Relationships with suppliers and clients;
- Developing relationships rather than being transaction oriented.
- Developing a mission statement and core values of your travel practice.
NOTE & REMEMBER( Course fees cover all learning and training materials, textbooks and testing, airfare, as well as other equipment/ learning materials. Additional guests at in person trainings, gratuities and any meals or beverages are the responsibility of the student;
Domestic Tourism Safaris Training Company – draws on the resources of every major destination, airline, hotel company, and transportation provider, as well as travel industry associations to put together its curriculum and to assist with presentations to our students. Plus, we provide a large network of opportunities for further training and career development.