Certified Niche Market Specialist

If you are actively selling one of our Niche Market Specialties since taking one of our courses, we encourage you step-up to the Certified Specialist level. What sets apart a Certified Specialist is the fact that their specialty is an important part of the kind of travel they book on a daily basis.

Requirements for the Certified Specialist designation:

  • Pass a Niche Market Specialist test
  • Attain at least one (1) year of related industry experience (selling or servicing individuals in the particular specialty)
  • Complete and submit a Certification Form and the appropriate Experiential Checklist for your specialty (see below)
  • Maintain your Certified status by completing a new Experiential Checklist every five (5) years.

Certified Niche Market Specialist Certification Form

Choose the Experiential Checklist from the options below:

Certified Golf Specialist Checklist
Certified Honeymoons and Destination Weddings Specialist Checklist
Certified Luxury Travel Specialist Checklist


The Certification form, Experiential Checklist and all supporting data should be submitted to:
Pat Gagnon, CTC
The Travel Institute
945 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01701

You may submit your materials electronically to Pat Gagnon at: pgagnon@thetravelinstitute.com