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Travel & Tourism

Travel agent career professionals help people plan family vacations, corporate trips, cruises, international travel, and specialty tours such as adventure vacations.

Stratford's travel and tourism program covers all types of travel, fares and ticketing, and of course, geography for the travel professional. Our convenient home study distance learning program could be your ticket to an exciting new travel agent career!

Travel in the direction of a brighter future...Enrol in Stratford's travel agent school today!

** BONUS ** Upon successful completion of our travel agent training course, you will be given the opportunity to take the following certification test:

Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) Test - Success on this test provides you with entry level certification in the travel industry. The Travel Institute certificate can be of great value in the job search process.
Travel and Tourism Module 1
Taking Off In Travel

Career Opportunities and Jobs in the Travel Industry
Taking Off into the Air, by Car, or by Rail
Taking Off to the Hotel Industry
Taking Off on a Tour or on a Cruise
Corporate Group Travel
Incentive Travel
International Versus Domestic Travel
Possible Careers in Other Travel Products
How to Create a PNR
Booking and Pricing the Itinerary
Travel Codes and World Time Zones

Travel and Tourism Module 2
Leisure Travel

Travel Planning and Booking Trends
Targeting the Traveler
Leisure Destinations and Destination Cycles
The Cruise Market
Cruise Guides and References
Selling the Cruise
The Tour Market
Types of Tours and Tour Operators
Tour Associations and Regulators
Hotels, Cars, and Rail
Leisure Products and Services
Adventure Travel
Travel Insurance

Travel and Tourism Module 3
Fares and Ticketing

An Overview of Fares
Discount Fares and Fare Basis Codes
Interpreting Fare and Rule Displays
Constructed Fares
Interpreting Taxes and Fees
Domestic Airline Ticketing
Methods of Payment, Refunds and Exchanges
International Fares Overview
Routing-based Fares and Mileage Fares
International Ticketing

Travel and Tourism Module 4
Geography For The Travel Professional

Introduction to Destination Geography
The United States
Canada, Bermuda, the West Indies
Mexico and Central America
South America and Antarctica
The British Isles and Northern Europe
Eastern Europe
Southern Europe
Africa and the Middle East
India and Southeast Asia
East Asia and the Pacific

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.

Travel and Tourism Course

"This course was great for learning about different countries and cultures."

Paul J.

"After completing this course, I am well prepared to take my career to the next level."

Peter O.