Travel Institute Expands Experts for New CTC Podcasts

headphonesThe Travel Institute reports its all-new Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) curriculum now offers 13 training podcasts. Topics range from “How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills” with Bo Bennett of Toastmasters International and “How to Develop and Implement a Professional Fees Program” from Nolan Burris of Future Proof Travel Solutions to “Recalibrating Your Sales Mindset” by Jim Smith, of jimsmithctie and “Show Them the Love: Customers are Willing to Pay For It” by Kristina Evey of

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The new podcasts were created by members of the Travel Institute’s by-invitation-only “Professional Educators Program” to deliver training on the latest trends and best practices, the group says. In addition to podcasts for the 2014 CTC coursework, this support network of 40 experts also contributes blog posts, white papers, e-books, interviews and webinars for Travel Institute members on a regular basis.


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“The podcast series definitely puts CTC students on the fast track to success,” said The Travel Institute’s Pat Gagnon,  director, program development. “The topics are spot-on when it comes to content and the speakers themselves reflect a diverse mix of travel industry executives and business leaders successful in their respective disciplines. Based on initial feedback, we’re expecting great gains for our students from the podcast offerings and plan on ramping it up even more over the next two years.”

In addition to the podcasts, online courses and white papers make up the three pillars of the CTC curriculum, the Institute said.  


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