The Travel Institute Launches Educational Stimulus Program

The Travel Institute (TTI) is kicking off 2009 with a new Educational Stimulus Program for travel professionals. Throughout January and February, people who enroll in any specialist or certification program can simply pay the test-only fee and receive all the related content at no charge. TTI said the unprecedented offer is designed to help people and organizations stretch their training dollars in the New Year. A special website had been created to provide more details at

“For example, people who want to earn their CTA can pay the test-only fee and receive the accompanying 12 CTA courses free,” says Pat Gagnon, director of program development. “Many travel professionals make a goal each year to achieve their certification. We’ve designed our Educational Stimulus Program to make achieving professional certification fit most any training budget.”

The Educational Stimulus Program applies to all The Travel Institute’s Lifestyle and Destination Specialist courses as well as the CTA, CTC and CTIE certifications. All content will be sent in PDF format on CD. These courses will still be available in the traditional print format at regular prices. As always, Travel Institute members save 10 percent.

Programs include:
*    Destination and Lifestyle Specialist Programs for $39 each. Choose from 20+ specialist programs (i.e. France, Mexico, Spas, or Honeymoons) and save $40.
*    Certified Travel Associate (CTA) for only $225. Learn how to close more sales and fine-tune customer service skills, all while earning a valued certification. Includes free online review classes and saves $150.
*    Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) or Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE) for only $295. Learn how to analyze new business opportunities, develop marketing strategies, and earn the most recognized certification in the industry. Includes free online review classes and saves $300.


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