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Nominations Now Open for The Travel Institute’s Educational Excellence Award

The Travel Institute: Nominations Now Open for The Travel Institute's Educational Excellence Award

The Travel Institute accepting applications through March


Framingham, MA January 29, 2024 — The Travel Institute’s annual award nomination process is now underway with applications accepted through March 31, 2024. 


The annual Educational Excellence Award, established in 2022, recognizes those organizations and individuals demonstrating a significant, ongoing commitment to quality education for travel advisors and making a substantial, meaningful investment to ensure delivery of education to the ultimate benefit of travelers and the industry.


Calls for nominations take place starting each January with judging based on utilization of quality educational content/programming, ongoing investment, and overall impact. Additionally:

  • Any contributor to education in the travel industry is eligible
  • Nominators may submit on behalf of colleagues, peers and/or also self-nominate
  • A nominator may be asked for a brief interview to provide additional, relevant information


The Travel Agent Next Door, TTAND, was the 2023 recipient for its comprehensive approach to agent education and “quantifiable actions in ensuring their advisors are qualified to meet the ever-changing needs of our industry.”


Learn more and submit your nomination here. The 2024 award winner will be announced by The Travel Institute later this year.


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 travel 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 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 more than 30,000 Certified Travel Associate (CTA®), Certified Travel Counselor (CTC®), and Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE®) graduates and also administers the Travel Agent Proficiency, or TAP®, exam to confirm students new to the industry demonstrate a mastery of travel industry basics. Countless individuals, agency owners and managers, and educational institutions utilize The Travel Institute’s award-winning TRIPKITSM introductory program as their training tool of choice. 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 content. 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.