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It’s official! I am so excited to announce that I have completed all the coursework to become an American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Verified Travel Advisor

This professional certification is an indicia to my clients and the travel industry that I have met ASTA’s criteria for industry knowledge, professionalism, and ethics. I worked through an extensive online educational program that provides a higher level of verifiable professional business knowledge. I’m super proud! 

The Verified Travel Advisor® designation validates my knowledge and gives my clients assurance and confidence. By demonstrating this knowledge through a series of rigorous exams, I proved I’m abreast of the rapid changes in the travel field and industry.

And with it, I’ve achieved an elite level of value, trust and integrity to better serve you, my beautiful clients! And I am primed and excited to build an even better travel business.


 

ASTA Verified :: Why This Matters

Devising the picture-perfect vacation for most travelers can be time-consuming and daunting. In our industry, competition is fierce.

But when stamped with the ASTA Verified Travel Advisor® badge, the travel industry and potential clients are granted with reassurance that my professionalism and industry knowledge is at the highest standard.

These are the courses I completed ::

  • Advanced Public Speaking

  • Agency Relationships and the Law

  • The Art and Science of Negotiation Skills

  • Ethics for Travel Advisors

  • Legal Issues in Travel Agency Operations

  • Marketing You! Promoting Your Value

  • Project Management and Planning for the Travel Advisor

  • Real-World Sales Tactics for the Experienced Travel Advisor

  • US Travel Agency Regulatory Compliance

The American Society of Travel Advisors is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry, and the traveling public. ASTA’s certification programs provide a higher level of verifiable professional knowledge to the advanced seller of travel.

Completion of the Verified Travel Advisor® Program proves to the traveler, and the industry, that the advisor has the highest level of proficiency and dedication to their business.

Only ASTA members subscribe to a 12-point Code of Ethics, the core of which is the concept of “Integrity in Travel.” Put simply, this is the pledge our members stake their reputations on.

The intense nine-course curriculum allows twelve months of completion consisting of training manuals, online videos, and exams. Once completed, the travel advisor is awarded the distinguishing mark of being an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor.®

I’m so thrilled to have reached this milestone. And looking forward to putting everything I’ve learned into action.

Watch the quick video below to find out why I did it, what I learned, and the certification process.


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