TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ASTA

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

Whether you’re considering entering the industry, looking to build specific business skills, or want to develop expertise and become certified in a destination or specialty niche, ASTA offers top-notch training at every level. Plus, our certifications earn you credibility and recognition from suppliers and the public.

Our premier training for experienced advisors is the Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) certification program. The VTA curriculum hones your skills and provides a broad perspective of the industry. Benefits include referrals and the respect that comes with having earned your VTA designation.

LEARN HOW TO

BECOME A TRAVEL ADVISOR

If you’re curious about what it’s like to be a travel advisor, check out our primer, Career Overview: Becoming a Travel Advisor. And when you’re ready to take the next step, the self-paced, online course, Roadmap to Becoming a Travel Advisor is the course for you.

    • GETTING STARTED: A ROADMAP TO JOINING THE INDUSTRY

      Learn the basic workings of the travel industry and the tools and techniques that successful travel advisors use in our self-paced online program: Roadmap to Becoming a Travel Advisor. The course includes tips on landing your first position. 

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    BUILD YOUR EXPERTISE WITH ASTA'S

    ONLINE COURSES

    Designed for on-the-go professionals, ASTA's online courses offer the resources you need to study at your own pace while learning best practices, new skills and more. ASTA members are entitled to take courses at a significant discount. Most of the following courses are provide on ASTA's Training Center. NOTE: if you're enrolled in the ASTA Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) certification program, access to these courses is included in your enrollment fee.
    COURSES FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO BECOME A TRAVEL ADVISOR
    ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

    These courses are from our archives and are priced accordingly. They continue to provide useful and relevant information and are a great value. Since there are no exams or assignments for these courses, there are no certifications for completion.

    EXPERIENCE OUR

    EDUCATIONAL JOURNEYS

    There’s nothing like firsthand experience when you’re selling a destination. These in-depth ASTA-exclusive destination experiences provide the tools you’ll need to effectively sell new destinations, products, and programs. 

    • Christmas Market River Cruise

      The Young Professional Society of ASTA and Emerald Cruises invites you to join us on a magical Christmas markets experience along the Rhine-Main rivers. Our 8 day journey will also include professional development, opportunities for networking and celebration for our YPS FAMS and sponsored activities.

      December 3 - 10, 2022

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    • Global River Cruise Expo 2023

      The ASTA Global River Cruise Expo is the place to elevate your river cruise knowledge.  You'll experience river cruising firsthand and have the opportunity to make side-by-side comparisons.

      March 15-18, 2023

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    MEET OUR MOST RECENT

    ASTA VERIFIED TRAVEL ADVISORS

    Becoming a Verified Travel Advisor requires fulfilling a rigorous set of requirements that provide a deep understanding of the industry and a strong skillset.  Our most recent Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) graduates epitomize the professionalism, expertise and ethics the VTA program is known for. Learn more about the VTA program.

    • Elsa Davis, VTA

      Lambertville NJ

    • Amber Pietan, VTA

      North Mankato MN

    • Dr. Jasmien Lewis, VTA

      Cleveland OH

    • Desiree Jones, VTA

      Los Angeles CA

    • Nadia Sparkle Henry VTA

      West Orange NJ

    • Amy Freyder, VTA

      Irvine CA

    • Juliet Huddy, VTA

      Huntington NY

    • Blythe Asagi, VTA

      Belmont CA

    • Alicen Stoker, VTA

      Roswell GA

    • Darby Savasta, VTA

      Mansfield MA

    • Sandra Johnson, VTA

      Lexington SC

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