Packaged travel professionals who obtain, and maintain, their CTP designation demonstrate to the industry that they are experienced, knowledgeable and motivated professionals who care about the industry and the colleagues with whom they work. The CTP is considered the hallmark of professional competency and excellence in the packaged travel industry.
With the CTP program, you are doing more than taking a few courses. You are learning from a program that was developed by and for packaged travel professionals. It is customized to meet your specific needs. And, more than that, it is ongoing. With the program, professionals stay current with the industry through recertification of their CTP every five years.
NTA’s CTP program was the first of its kind for packaged travel, established nearly 30 years ago. Today, it is still the best, most specialized and comprehensive program in the industry.
Start along your path to continuing education today by achieving the CTP designation.
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- Minimum of 18 months in hospitality and/or tourism, or
- An associates or bachelor’s degree in hospitality and/or tourism
- Course One: Leadership, Management and Administration
Focuses on being a leader in the industry, managing human resources and operations, and creating the total customer experience through quality service.
- Course Two: Marketing and Sales
Includes coursework on developing and marketing innovative products and services, maximizing sales and managing public relations efforts.
- Course Three: Financial Management
Provides an understanding of managing financial performance, forecasting business needs, establishing budgets, understanding payroll systems and ways to identify sources of funding.
- Course Quizzes (Graded)
Unit Quizzes (4 per course): 5 multiple-choice questions
Course Mastery Quiz (1 per course): 10 multiple-choice questions
- Industry White Paper Assignment (Not graded)
You will be required to submit a white paper on a topic of your choosing but related to the travel industry using the knowledge you’ve learned through your coursework.
- Proctored Final Exam (Graded)
Comprehensive exam covering all three courses: 25 multiple-choice questions
- Certified Tour Professional Program Rate: $699
- NTA Member Rate: $499