Have You Found Your Niche?

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Do you have active clients who spend their vacations biking, kayaking, hiking or who have expressed interest in going to a dude ranch? Do you panic when a customer comes in to plan a ski vacation? Do you know what questions to ask when Sam and his friends come in to plan their “guys golf weekend?”

Whether you are just testing the waters in choosing a niche specialty – or you are well established, our courses will help you know how to sell experiential travel. In addition to key terminology and niche overview, you will get an introduction to destinations associated with a particular type of travel, and how to get the word out about your niche.

Take a look at what The Travel Institute offers for niche specialist courses:
Adventure Travel, Golf, Honeymoons and Destination Weddings, Luxury Travel, Skiing, Sustainable Travel, Villas, Well-Being Travel.

Why not build your professional library or start your journey to “specialist” status today!

Certification Update

smCONFIDENTgirlIf you have been wondering if professional certification is right for you … or if you know that you want to earn your certification, but don’t know which one is the best fit, then our information sessions would be an excellent way to find out.

Join us for any of our free sessions:

CTA: November 18 – Noon EST

CTC: November 18 – 4 p.m. EST

CTIE: November 19 – 4 p.m. EST

Each session lasts between 30-45 minutes, includes an overview of the course as well as plenty of time to ask your questions.

The Caribbean is Calling … How Will You Answer?


Do you hear it? It could be the gentle lapping of the ocean on a beach, the song of exotic birds or the joyous melodies of carnival. The Caribbean IS calling and our newly updated DS Caribbean and DS Saint Lucia are the perfect resources to help you guide your clients to answer whatever call they are hearing.

Until November 15, purchase either DS Caribbean or DS Saint Lucia and receive the PDF version of the other course as a FREE BONUS.

Destination Specialist Alaska Has Been Updated!

DSC01466The new version of DS Alaska is now available!
One of the keys to really knowing “the Great Land” is by studying The Travel Institute’s newly-updated DS Alaska course. Order today and prepare to offer your clients a vacation to one of the most amazing destinations during the 2015 Alaska season.
(Photo: Steven Coy, CTC – September 11, 2014)

Have no fear … Restart is here!

Time for Action - ClockIf you have started a certification program, but you were sidetracked, you can get a set of fresh materials and a new completion date. It is like wiping the slate clean. CTA candidates can choose new materials in either ebook (PDF) or traditional book format. CTC and CTIE candidates will be studying online, with CTC candidates choosing one of our new majors to create a more personal experience.

Choose your test date!
If the only thing standing between you and your certification or specialist designation is taking the test … our Test Request Form is ready to receive your information and our testing department is eager to get the online test code and instructions to your proctor.

Treat Yourself to a Webinar

13LisaSheldonsqNovember 7 – 1 p.m. EST
“The Heart of Romance Travel” with Lisa Sheldon, CTC
FREE for membersNon-member rate: $19.99
Get your copy of our Honeymoons and Destination Weddings course now.

Mike176December 2 – Noon EST
“River Cruising: How to Promote and Sell it!” with Mike Marchev, CTC
FREE for membersNon-member rate: $19.99
Mike’s Book Become the Exception is available in our bookstore.

13JudyJanuary 14 – 1 p.m. EST
“How to Sell Villa Vacations” with Judy Sweetland
FREE for everyone
Can’t wait … Order the Villas course today.

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Student Membership Now Available

If you are a student in a travel training program, we invite you to experience a full year of top-notch training and educational opportunities that make up membership in The Travel Institute at a student-friendly price. JOIN TODAY!

Throwback Thursday

October 23 (1)Looking Back Has Never Been So Fun!
Join us as we look back across our our 50 years.
Take a peek at what’s in our scrapbook.

Break out your calendar!

Mark December 5th on your calendar if your goal is to start 2015 with your certification or specialist designation. That is the date to have all testing and paperwork completed and submitted so we can guarantee that your certificate will be in your hands by January 1, 2015.

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