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The Travel Institute Partners with Travel Leaders Group to Create Custom Online Training
The Travel Institute will power a new custom online Learning Management System (LMS), including unique content and interactive training for Travel Leaders Group.
Travel Leaders Group unveiled plans to develop this new travel agent talent through its “Travel Leaders of Tomorrow” initiative. Travel Leaders of Tomorrow will seek to attract and train new travel agents and place them into existing wholly-owned, franchised or member agencies.
The new program is led by Nexion President, Jackie Friedman, CTIE, and travel industry training veteran Heather Kindred, the Program Director. They will offer training through a variety of channels that will culminate in providing hands-on practice through agency internships and careers as travel agents.
“We share the enthusiasm that Travel Leaders of Tomorrow has for this project and will use every resource possible to accomplish their goal in recruiting new agents”, commented Chelle Honiker, CTC, The Travel Institute’s director of operations. The plan is to offer the first class by Spring 2013.
“Our new Travel Leaders of Tomorrow initiative forms a working partnership that includes Travel Leaders Group, our agencies and a carefully cultivated number of preferred suppliers, as well as the invaluable support from The Travel Institute. Together, we’re working to develop a comprehensive training program to attract fresh talent that will infuse new blood into our industry,” says Barry Liben, CEO of Travel Leaders Group.
In addition to partnering with The Travel Institute on part of the core curriculum and technology platform, program components are being sponsored by a variety of leading travel suppliers, including Celebrity Cruises, Delta Air Lines, Funjet Vacations, Globus Family of Brands, Hertz, MLT Vacations, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Sabre Travel Network, Travel Guard and Travel Insured International.
The Travel Institute continues to partner with industry groups like Travel Leaders in providing the best quality education possible for today’s travel professional. In addition to their custom LMS capabilities, The Travel Institute recently launched their new CTIE (Certified Travel Industry Executive) curriculum in an effort to train and challenge those seeking leadership positions in the retail travel industry.
Visit www.thetravelinstitute.com for more information.
About The Travel Institute
Established in 1964, The Travel Institute serves as a community of knowledge and insight for all travel professionals. Through innovative education programs, professional certifications and customized learning solutions, The Institute fulfills its non-profit mission to promote a standard of industry knowledge and excellence. For more information about The Travel Institute visit www.thetravelinstitute.com or call (800) 542-4282.