Dear Future Travel Professional:
Congratulations on your decision to enter the travel & tourism industry. I applaud your decision and wish you a fulfilling prosperous career.
As you can imagine, travel & tourism evolves as quickly as the world changes. Politics, economics, geography, weather, cultural events, and a host of other factors continually affect travel & tourism business. The paramount role of Academy Travel School is to encourage and facilitate professional development and continuous learning for individuals at all career stages.
Hundreds of thousands of students have used Travel Career Development as a key to unlocking a career in the travel field. Since its introduction, Travel Career Development has been a wildly used as a core test in survey courses, as an office reference for new employees and as the center piece for various programs on specific aspects of the travel industry.
Travel Career Development is organized into four parts:
Part 1: Exploring the World of Travel sets the foundation for the rest of the book, introducing students to basic concepts and topics.
Part 2: The Travel Product examines the key sectors of the travel industry one by one.
Part 3: Marketing Travel provides both and overview of basic principles and a discussion of effective practices for selling travel products.
Part 4: The Travel Workplace gives a practical introduction to key aspects of working in the travel and tourism industry. It discusses the essential tasks of communicating and managing money in travel offices and the operation of home-based travel businesses. It also offers guidelines for finding employment and building a successful career.