Becoming a Travel Advisor - Education / Careers - ASTA

Becoming a Travel Advisor

Becoming a Travel agentDoes travel to places such as Hong Kong, Machu Picchu, London, Rome, and Morocco sound good to you? Would you like to dine in quaint restaurants along the Seine or wander down ancient alleys in Istanbul? If so, becoming a travel advisor is a great career choice for you.

Use these valuable ASTA resources to launch your career as a first-class travel advisor:

Becoming a Travel Advisor - A Great Career Choice Online Course

Becoming and ultimately being a travel advisor takes dedication, travel expertise and excellent interpersonal skills and ASTA’s “Becoming A Travel Advisor” course will provide you with a wealth of information about the travel agency industry as well as specific information to help you begin your career as a travel advisor. We’ll detail the role of the advisor in terms of the “travel value chain”; we’ll talk about the makeup and job requirements of a good advisor.

ASTA’s course will also explain the multiple travel agency business models in place today and give you a sense of just how advisors make money. Whether you’re looking for training options, seeking employment as an advisor for the first time or are interested in various advisor certifications and credentials, this course, and handbook - with a multitude of resources and a glossary of commonly used terms - will provide you the information and tools you need to start your journey.

Becoming a Travel Advisor Handbook”, which is included in the course or sold separately, is a comprehensive, 44-page booklet that will open up your eyes to the exciting and fast-paced world of a professional travel advisor.

These educational and entertaining guides will teach you about the travel industry in general and the specifics on beginning your satisfying career as a professional travel consultant, all while saving you hours and hours of searching online for information that may or may not be reliable.

Backed by ASTA, you can trust the information in “Becoming a Travel Advisor,” as it helps you decide if a rewarding job as a professional travel advisor is in your future.

  • Becoming a Travel Advisor Course - Presented by Amanda Cecil, Ph.D., CMP, Undergraduate Program Director & Associate Professor, Dept. of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. This informative course includes the Becoming a Travel advisor Handbook and provides a comprehensive review of this rewarding career. Just $25.

  • Handbook PDF and discover a new career with unlimited horizons. Just $15.00.

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ASTA's Career Center

Whether you are a seasoned travel consultant looking to advance your career or a recent graduate looking for an entry-level position, the ASTA Career Center has a variety of quality travel, tourism and hospitality jobs available. Start your search today.


Travel School Directory

Find a Travel School to get you the training to begin you on your career. Many schools offer correspondence courses and/or online classes so you can study from virtually anywhere.


If you still have questions, feel free to contact us for information on how to become a travel advisor. We will be happy to give you directions on how to start a career in the exciting world of travel!

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ASTA Headquaters

American Society of Travel Advisors
675 N Washington St, Ste 490
Alexandria, VA 22314 U.S.A.