Southern Europe: A Destination Specialist Course

The shores of the Mediterranean have attracted travelers since ancient times. Spain, Monaco, and Italy border the sea. Portugal, Gibraltar, Türkiye, and Greece have coasts on nearby waters. The islands of Cyprus and Malta are surrounded by the Mediterranean.


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Welcome to the Southern Europe Specialist Course

Southern Europe includes the popular destinations of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Greece. These countries have some of the continent’s most glittering cities and finest hotels and restaurants, as well as historic and cultural attractions. No place on Earth owes as much of its popularity to geography as does Southern Europe.

Each chapter explains the uniqueness of each region by exploring the major cities, attractions, culture, geography, transportation, and specialties of each area.

Course Curriculum







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Southern Europe Travel Specialist

To become a Southern Europe specialist, complete the program materials and successfully pass the proctored 50-question, closed-book test.

Continuing Education Units

Successful completion of this course qualifies for 10 CEUs.

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