Constantly changing airfares and schedules, thousands of available vacation packages, and a vast amount of travel information on the Internet can make travel planning frustrating and time-consuming. To sort out the many travel options, tourists and business people often turn to travel agents, who assess their needs and help them make the best possible travel arrangements. Also, many major cruise lines, resorts, and specialty travel groups use travel agents to promote travel packages to millions of people every year. In general, travel agents give advice on destinations and make arrangements for transportation, hotel accommodations, car rentals, tours, and recreation. They also may advise on weather conditions, restaurants, tourist attractions, and recreation. For international travel, agents also provide information on customs regulations, required papers (passports, visas, and certificates of vaccination), and currency exchange rates.
Travel Career Development Test
Students who successfully complete each of these courses are eligible to take the Travel Career Development Test ($35 fee payable to the instructor). By taking this test, students will be able to demonstrate mastery of fundamental knowledge about the travel industry and receive the Travel Institute's Travel Career Development Test Certificate, helpful when seeking employment.
Students also will earn a one year exemption of the five-year work experience requirement for the Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) Program. Students may be able to earn their CTC designation with just four years of industry experience. A program reference guide is available from:
Greenbelt Travel Services
6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 106
Greenbelt, MD 20770