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“Let’s Get Social” month starts April 1, 2015!

The Travel Institute has created a month of exceptional learning experiences, white papers and exclusive members-only communications to celebrate the dynamic world that is social media. No matter if you are a novice or a power-user, April’s activities are designed to help all professionals better navigate the social media sphere and capitalize on the various tools to help build their brand on a more global scale.

Can’t wait until April? Scroll down on this page to the “Webinars, Webinars Everywhere!” section and reserve your place in one of our special Learning Events.

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Status!

March is the perfect time to upgrade to the next level of your professional development. You can be on your way to earning your first, or next, certification for as little as $29.17/month.

FOUNDATIONAL STEP: If you are a relatively new travel professional or have never sought certification before, the place to start is the CTA (Certified Travel Associate). Solidifying those essential day-to-day tools of a seller of travel is the focus of this certification level. The application of these sales, service and communication skills will help transform you from a good to an outstanding professional.

ADVANCED STEP: The CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) builds from the groundwork of the CTA and allows you to choose an area of special interest for additional study. Our CTC majors allow you to dig deeper into areas such as Marketing, Management or Sales/Customer Service. What direction is your career going or where would you like it to go? The CTC is the perfect certification to get you moving in that direction.

CTAs — March is the best time to redeem that graduation bonus found in your graduation packet.

BIG JUMP: We designed the CTIE (Certified Travel Industry Executive) for individuals who aren’t in the familiar travel office setting, but who are leaders or aspiring to be in leadership positions.

Give yourself an additional tool for future success by upgrading your skills.

Still have questions about what certification is right for you and how it can benefit your career? Join us for one of our free informational sessions this month:

CTA, Certified Travel Associate – April 14 – 1 p.m. EDT

CTC, Certified Travel Counselor – April 16 – 4 p.m. EDT

CTIE, Certified Travel Industry Executive – April 20 – 1 p.m. EDT

Webinars, Webinars Everywhere!

The Travel Institute webinars are a great way to enjoy some specialized training from some of the industry’s finest presenters. In the spirit of “upgrade month” … why not consider upgrading to a Basic Membership with The Travel Institute and be able to attend EVERY webinar for free rather than the $19.99/webinar charge without membership. Access to all our webinars is just one benefit of membership. See what else you get for your $95/year.

GwenMarch 30 – 1 p.m. EDT
“Passports, Passport Cards and Visas” with Gwen Kuelber, CTC
FREE for membersNon-member rate: $19.99

Are your clients ready for the upcoming travel season? Making sure their documents are in order can be a great way to increase your value in their eyes. Knowing the difference between, best uses for, and recent changes between Passports, Passport Cards and Visas is a perfect first start to being that valuable resource.

GUIDAsqApril 2 – 2 p.m. EDT
“You Hired A New Person, Now What?” with Guida Botelho, CTA
FREE for Everyone!

Calling all owners, managers, directors and training managers! Onboarding and ongoing training should be on of the top priorities in your to do list. The reality of it is, training a new person or provide ongoing training is time consuming and expensive. Join Guida Botelho, CTA Director of Training for an interactive discussion on tips and pitfalls of developing onboarding programs and ongoing training.

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“Escaping the Social Media Black Hole” with Matt Bailey
FREE for Everyone!
A “Let’s Get Social” learning event.

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“3 Powerful Ways to Engage with Pinterest” with Catherine J. Heeg
FREE for Everyone!
A “Let’s Get Social” learning event.

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“The Worst and the Best Thing that ever Happened to Marketing” with Nolan Burris
FREE for Everyone!
A “Let’s Get Social” learning event.

13DeniseApril 30 – 1 p.m. EDT
“Getting Started: Using Instagram for Your Travel Business” with Denise Vogel
FREE for Everyone!
A “Let’s Get Social” learning event.

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“20 Professional Selling Tips in 25 Minutes” with Mike Marchev, CTC
FREE for membersNon-member rate: $19.99

13MarkJune 10 – Noon EDT
“CTA Test-Prep Session” with Mark McMullen, CTC
Registration now open: Fee $19.99

MoniqueYWellssqAugust 27 – 1 p.m. EDT
“Paris, An Afrocentric Perspective” with Monique Wells
FREE for Everyone!
Why wait! Enroll in Monique’s course, “Paris, An Afrocentric Perspective,” today.

13JudyOctober 1 – 1 p.m. EDT
“Villa Travel Vacations” with Judy Sweetland
FREE for Everyone!
You can order our Villa Travel course in our bookstore today.