Continuing Education

Travel Agent Training Program

Travel Leaders of Tomorrow LogoBrookdale’s Center For Career Development has partnered with Travel Leaders Group, an award-winning billion-dollar travel company, to offer its newly launched Travel Leaders of Tomorrow travel agent training program.

The program is designed to meet the growing demand for travel agents who are knowledgeable, skilled, and able to offer individual attention to travelers and vacationers. The program is hybrid, meaning it includes distance learning and classroom learning.

Between the distance learning portion and the classroom portion, there are five training modules. The fee for each module is $450. There are additional fees of $225 for books and the Travel Agent Proficiency Testing (TAP). The total cost of the five-module training program is $2,475. The goal of Travel Leaders of Tomorrow training program is to develop your knowledge and experience to become a travel professional. After taking this program, you have the potential to work as an employee or independent contractor with a Travel Leaders Group wholly-owned, franchise, or member-based agency. Program completers will work with a Travel Leaders Group career counselor who will help find an appropriate mentor to provide valuable, on-the-job experience.

Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 These are virtual classes. They will be held September-December, 2014, and are provided entirely by Travel Leaders of Tomorrow. Students register and contract with Travel Leaders of Tomorrow for modules 1, 2, 3, and 4. For information and to register, visit www.travelleadersoftomorrow.com or call (800) 206-1638. Each module is $450 and is approximately 24 hours of training. The four distance modules are:

  1. Exploring the World of Travel — welcome to the travel industry, geography, travel technology, social media, and qualifying the client
  2. The Product Part One — rail, car rentals, accommodations, air, travel insurance, and introduction to cruises
  3. Product Part Two & Destination — world geography, destinations, tours, and packages
  4. The Product Part Three, Destination and the Travel Workplace — cruising destinations and the cruise products, marketing, strategies for success, and making the sale

Participants use a learning management system combining independent study with instructor-led distance learning, professional presenters, group activities, and interactive discussion boards. For information about mentorships, career counseling, placement, tuition reimbursement, the Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) test, and qualifying for a free cruise upon successful completion of the program, visit www.travelleadersoftomorrow.com or call 1-800-206-1638.

Module 5 Sabre GDS Training at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. This hands-on, instructor-led module trains you in Sabre GDS. Sabre is a global distribution system (GDS) used by travel agents, airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and rail providers. After completing this 24-hour module, you will be able to perform basic Sabre functions, such as searching, pricing, booking, and ticketing. Successful completion of the Sabre GDS Training is demonstrated by 80 percent passing grade on an end-of-module assessment.

4 SESSIONS Tues-Fri, Dec 9-12, 9 am-4 pm Fee and Code: $450; XBUSS 094 W

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