The Travel Institute reports the release of two updated Destination Specialist (DS) courses for travel professionals: Alaska and Saint Lucia. The refreshed courses bring the total number of DS and Niche Specialist courses updated this year to four – in addition to The Travel Institute’s overhauling of its two cornerstone certifications – CTC and CTIE – during first quarter 2014, the institute says.
In addition to Alaska and Saint Lucia, the organization says it launched a revised Caribbean DS course earlier in the year. The new enhancements include new high resolution imagery, up-to-date information about attractions and niche markets, plus expanded tips on selling.
The three updated DS courses (Caribbean, Alaska, and Saint Lucia) bring The Travel Institute’s total destination offerings to 11. The revised Honeymoons and Destination Weddings curriculum bumps the total Niche Specialist courses to eight. Prices for specialist courses start at $49 and vary depending on the selected format.