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Travel and Tourism Specialist Career Diploma

Pursue a New Career as a Travel Agent and Tourism Specialist

Take the first steps towards turning your passion for travel and adventure into a career with Penn Foster's Travel and Tourism Specialist program. You can learn the skills to help you prepare to work in a variety of settings, including travel agencies and tour companies, airlines and cruise lines, in-house corporate travel departments, and wholesale suppliers or convention bureaus as you prepare to sit for the nationally recognized Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) certification.

Prepare to Take the Travel Agent Proficiency Certification Exam

As part of the Travel and Tourism Specialist online program, you will be eligible to sit for the nationally recognized Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) certification exam developed by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and The Travel Institute.
After graduating, you'll receive an opportunity to enroll, at no additional cost, in a Destination Specialist course at The Travel Institute. This course allows you to explore an area of personal interest and helps you prepare for travel agent certification by completing the Destination Specialist certification exam.
Prepare to Take the Travel Agent Proficiency Certification Exam
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Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
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Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
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Hands-on training
Receive real-world training with a reservation system simulation used in the travel and tourism industry. Add your experience to your resume to show employers you have the skill sets they need.​
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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Proven Reputation
With 45,000 graduates in 2016 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Community
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Travel and Tourism Specialist students as part of the Penn Foster Community.
Why Become a Travel and Tourism Specialist?
Enjoy the freedom to work in a variety of different settings and specialize in an area of personal interest as you help make travel dreams come true for your clients! Provide assistance and expertise as you book exotic trips and plan exciting tours. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, the average annual travel agent salary was $36,460 in 2016.¹
Why Become a Travel and Tourism Specialist?
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Travel and Tourism Specialist Course Details
Learn how to become a travel agent with training courses on how to arrange all modes of transportation for travel, how to book hotels and resorts, how to recommend popular tourist destinations, and the different career paths you can take as you explore jobs in the travel industry. Gain hands-on training as you complete projects using industry standard reservation systems.
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

Tuition
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Travel and Tourism Specialist training online today.
Earning my Travel and Tourism Specialist Career Diploma at Penn Foster has opened up more employment opportunities for me. Also, take advantage of the resume building information at the end of your program. It really does make a difference.
Larry H.
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," 2014-15 Edition, Travel Agents, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.
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