This week, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has launched a comprehensive new online educational offering intended to promote careers in the travel agency industry and to help new entrants take the first steps toward them. The course is titled the “Roadmap to Becoming a Travel Advisor.”
Developed by Host Agency Reviews founder Steph Lee, the “Roadmap to Becoming a Travel Advisor” course includes a 240-page manual, plus seven instructional videos. While it touches upon the many career paths and travel agency business models in the industry, its focus is on becoming a frontline advisor. Topics covered include:
- An in-depth overview of the travel industry and its constituent parts
- How travel advisors make money
- Tips for finding a job or starting your own business
The course is an extension and revamp of ASTA’s “Career Overview: Becoming a Travel Advisor” handbook, which gives a high-level overview of the travel agency industry.
“As anyone in the industry will tell you, working as a travel advisor is a fun, rewarding and potentially lucrative career path,” said Zane Kerby, ASTA’s president and CEO, in a press announcement. “With travel growing more complicated in a post-COVID environment and the industry’s recovery underway, now is the perfect time to look at a career as a travel advisor. Our new ‘Roadmap to Becoming a Travel Advisor’ will help folks get started down this path toward a true dream job.”
ASTA is working with industry partners to integrate the “Roadmap” into pre-existing programs as an extension to their offerings. Deal: Through April 30, ASTA is offering the course for 50 percent off the base rate of $299.
For more information, visit www.asta.org.
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