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A Season of Giving: A Time for Agents to Receive

A Season of Giving: A Time for Agents to Receive

With the holiday season and year’s end now upon us, many of us have found our traditions, our lives, and our careers upended. But, we are in this together, giving us a shared reality and a special strength in numbers as we continue to fortify ourselves and our community for the eventual return of travel. As we pack up 2020, unpack holiday décor and experience the season, we invite agents to enjoy a few special gifts from us. We’ve ensured something for everyone during this December’s Season of Giving, hoping to meet agents where they’re at in their careers and regardless of finances:


    • FREE Hawaii Destination Specialist Course. Enjoy Hawaii! Newly updated, take our Hawaii Destination Specialist course and test to earn your specialist designation. Hawaii is sure to be a high-demand destination when the pandemic eases and travel demand is finally unleashed. Until then, take your own virtual vacation now and learn all Hawaii has to offer!


    • Premium Access to our extensive online library for ONE low price. An industry gem, our online library is your key to relevant, real-world content, aggregated in one convenient location. Expect the unexpected from travelers and use our library to find the knowledge you need to serve them. Gain 24/7 access to specialist courses, business courses, white papers, newsletters, and expert-led webinars. Hundreds of topics including:
      • 10 Laws of Social Media Marketing
      • Creating Engaging Email Campaigns
      • Maintaining Relationships Virtually
      • Managing Legal Risk
      • The Ins and Outs of ICs
      • Selling National Parks
      • Surviving COVID-19 (as an agent)
      • The Dos and Don’ts of websites
    • $200 Tuition Assistance. Register for our Certified Travel Associate, CTA®, Certified Travel Counselor, CTC®, or Certified Travel Industry Executive, CTIE®  programs and join more than 26,000 alumni who have benefitted from the practical and professional skills and knowledge certification provides. Certification matters! Now is the time for you to add the letters that mean exponentially more for travel professionals.


Our team is grateful as we’ve remained healthy, both as individuals and as an organization vital to the greater travel community. We’ve supported record numbers of agents in our programs this year, offering continued skill development and a myriad of evolving and emerging resources, including an online community with more than 1,000 students, to keep agents productive and connected during their downtime.


We believe 2021 will deliver on the promise of better days and that our travel agent community will retain its incredibly important role in supporting and advising travelers while also helping them, more than ever, navigate travel-related risks. There are indicators the rebound is nearing: an uptick in bookings, ongoing luxury travel and wellness travel initiatives, growing TSA traffic, and positive outlooks from suppliers. Stay tuned to The Travel Institute for an exciting December and a jam-packed Q1 already planned with new content and an increased focus on peer-to-peer sharing, real-world advice, and additional online resources. We encourage you to take advantage of our Season of Giving to keep learning this month and always. Our mission in unwavering: to advance travel professionals in order to advance our industry. Together, with our students and partners, we are building on the lessons of 2020 and more, to continue doing just that.




About The Travel Institute


A collaborative industry effort created in 1964, The Travel Institute has continuously evolved to maintain its role as the global leader in industry education and certification while staying true to its mission: dedicated solely to advancing the professionalism of both agents and industry leaders in support of individual and industry success. A non-profit, independent organization, The Travel Institute also works with leaders throughout the industry to create and deliver relevant, meaningful and rigorous coursework. Using exclusive proctored, closed-book testing to ensure its graduates earn credentials that demonstrate the highest standards of expertise and service, The Travel Institute has certified more than 26,000 Certified Travel Associate (CTA®), Certified Travel Counselor (CTC®), and Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE®) graduates and also administers the Travel Agent Proficiency, or TAPSM, exam to confirm students new to the industry demonstrate a mastery of travel industry basics. A trusted partner to industry suppliers and educational institutions, The Travel Institute has trained hundreds of thousands more through additional courses, webinars, and in its online Premium Access program. Throughout North America, many successful agents and high-profile leaders credit their success to coursework from The Travel Institute. Learn more at The Travel Institute.