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Career Overview: Becoming a Travel Advisor

Becoming a Travel agent

As we prepare to enter the season of giving thanks, we want to convey our gratitude to the ASTA community for coming together and truly expressing its care for our collective well-being. Being a travel advisor is an amazing and rewarding career. 

Until January 1, 2021, our Career Overview course is being provided at $18.99. 

Does 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.

Become a travel advisor is a fantastic career and this overview course is the first step in launching your career as a first-class travel advisor:

Career Overview: Becoming a Travel Advisor Only $25.00 

Becoming and ultimately being a travel advisor takes dedication, travel expertise and excellent interpersonal skills and ASTA’s “Career Overview: 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.

Career Overview: 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 “Career Overview: Becoming a Travel Advisor,” as it helps you decide if a rewarding job as a professional travel advisor is in your future.

  • Career Overview: 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 Career Overview: Becoming a Travel Advisor Handbook and provides a comprehensive review of this rewarding career. Just $25.00.

  • Handbook PDF
    Discover a new career with unlimited horizons. Just $22.00.

 ASTA's Career Overview: Becoming a Travel Advisor Educational Resource is proudly sponsored by

American Airlines


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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