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It’s “Preparing for a Career in Travel” Month

We are dedicating the month of February to helping you get the most out of your career – whether you are just starting out or have “a few years under your belt.” Join us over the next four weeks for special webinars, valuable ebooks and special issues of our weekly Hot Tip Tuesday newsletter. You can also take advantage of savings on our popular entry level TRIPKits containing resources designed to help you get further ahead in the industry.
HINT: When buying a TRIPKit … use coupon code PCT15 to save 15%!

    Week 1: Getting Started
    Week 2: Building Your Career
    Week 3: Sales and Service
    Week 4: Balancing Work and Home

Take a break … and learn something great!

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“Getting Started…. Preparing for a Career in Travel” with Patty Noonan, CTC
FREE for everyone
Join Patty Noonan, CTC as we kick off our “Preparing for a Travel Career” month. Patty will provide an overview of the month’s activities as well as answer questions participants may have about a career in travel. She will also describe our entry-level TRIPKit product and how that can be one way to obtain the foundational skills employers look for in new counselors.
MikeTASS-150x150[1]February 10 – 1 p.m. EST
“Become the Exception” with Mike Marchev, CTC
FREE for everyone
Because the travel industry provides easy-entry to those who are interested in partaking in the joys of travel, there is an over abundance of competitors, and what seems at times to be severe competition. THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE. To those who want to take their profession seriously and pay the price of excellence there is plenty of room at the top.

Mike Marchev has been working with travel professionals since 1984 and has come to understand the difference between good and excellent. In this Travel Institute webinar Mike will share proven ideas designed to distance you from the competition. In other words, he will teach you how to Become The Exception.

Buy your copy of Mike’s Book “Become the Exception” today!

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“Facing the New World of Competition in the Travel Business” with Carol Parsons
FREE for everyone
There is no doubt that the way people plan trips is changing – and as a result, the role of the travel professional is evolving, too. First the internet, now smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices giving consumers access to more information, more easily every day! So how is an individual human being in the travel business supposed to compete?

This isn’t a session on how to leverage social media or the cost of creating a digital business model – this is a session for those of you who, though happy to use the tools out there, do not want to be replaced by them! Travel Educator, Carol Parsons will identify some of the chief challenges agents face as well as some strategic principles for competing in the digital age.

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“Can I Be Balanced, Successful and Home-Based?”
with Mary Pat Sullivan, CTC and Joanie Ogg, CTC
FREE for everyone
Join Mary Pat Sullivan,CTC and Joanie Ogg, CTC, two long time members of the Travel Institute family and two long time home-based pros as they share their life lessons about how to stay:

  • Focused
  • Connected and truly networked
  • Relevant and up to speed on trends
  • Professional
  • And most important, how not to let your travel career take over but instead complement your personal life

Certification – set yourself apart professionally.

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For more than 50 years The Travel Institute has been helping travel professionals stand out from the crowd with industry recognized certifications. They aren’t just “letters after your name,” they are a statement about who you are and the commitment you have made to your career. Customers like dealing with a recognized professional, and earning a CTA, CTC or CTIE will let them know you are serious about what you do.

If you have always wanted to earn your certification, but had questions, join us for one of our free informational sessions, get those questions answered, and start on your way to getting the certification you so rightly deserve.

CTA, Certified Travel AssociateFebruary 17 – 2 p.m. EST
CTC, Certified Travel CounselorFebruary 18 – 2 p.m. EST
CTIE, Certified Travel Industry ExecutiveFebruary 19 – 1 p.m. EST

Members get More!

Each week during February, Travel Institute members will receive an exclusive Friday Five blog post based on the week’s topic authored by Steve Gillick, CTC, Nolan Burris, Nancy Friedman, and Anita Pagliasso.

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Only members will automatically receive this added bonus in addition to the other benefits of membership: (unlimited free access to all webinars (a $19.99/webinar value), Conde Nast Traveler magazine (a $12 value), and bookstore wide discount!) All this can be yours for $95 for a full twelve (12) months. Sign up today!