Travel & 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.
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
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Why Choose Penn Foster?
With our affordable tuition costs and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit education into your budget.
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access your teachers and coaches through text, phone and email or chat with fellow classmates online.
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Over 13 million students have enrolled in our programs, making Penn Foster one of the largest and most respected distance learning institutions in the world.
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
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With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
Your tuition includes access to instructors and teaching assistants, all of your textbooks, unlimited career support and even a personal Success Coach!
As a leader in online education, Penn Foster helps students take the first steps toward a new career with over 80 diploma and certificate programs. Our online programs are regionally and nationally accredited, flexible, and affordable. You will get the quality you deserve with our faculty of instructors and industry experts, support from our active student community, and career services you can start using as soon as you enroll.
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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.