The Certified Travel Counselor – CTC


The Mark of Today’s Travel Managers!

Do you have what it takes to be an effective manager?
Do you have the skills that employers look for when they make decisions on who to promote?

The learning toolbox that makes up the Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) program prepares you to face the new demands of today’s travel managers. Each of the online course topics build upon each other – and you will see how the courses create a complete management preparation program.

Learn more about the Certified Travel Counselor Certification:

Sessions Return in October.

What You Will Learn:

Each core topic is supplemented with additional reading, interactive exercises, and travel related management topics.

  • Even everyday business changes like converting from one GDS system to another, or rebranding your company involve a series of tasks and steps in order for the change to be successful. The Negotiating course will help you set the groundwork for obtaining the best position for your company in any situation, and the Project Management course enables you be able to handle the HOW of changes you will face. Accounting Fundamentals will help you better understand “the bottom line.”
  • Developing strong co-workers, employees and a cohesive team involves guiding, encouraging and supporting them in their growth. Coaching and Mentoring and Team Building skills in this course will give you the confidence to build a strong company. Creativity will help you find new ways of doing business and getting the most from your staff.
  • Knowing how your employees and co-workers think and “operate” and how to get the best work from these people is the essence of Conflict Management, DISC Behavior Training and Emotional Intelligence training. Using these personnel skills will soon have your company working as a well-oiled machine.
Kim Sherrett, MCC, CTC“The information in the CTC course is clear, easy to follow, and flow nicely. Having the modules in short chapters makes it easy to retain the message as well as to complete, which gives a sense of accomplishment. The information provided is practical and will definitely help anyone moving up in their businesses or careers. Keep up the excellent work Travel Institute.”Kim Sherrett, CTC
Director of Business Development and Education,
Nexion, LLC

How You Will Study:

This program consists of a series of online videos delivered by experienced engaging educators who provide you with practical advice that can be used immediately. These courses are available anytime 24/7 in our unique online environment.

Certified Travel Counselor – Example 1

What Else You Need To Do:

Candidates for the CTC must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of 5 years travel industry experience
  • Have completed the CTA course or have passed the CTA Exam (testing-out available)
  • Pass the CTC Exam
  • Complete a white paper or submit a qualifying project
  • Earn a minimum of ten (10) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) a year for certification maintenance

How Much It Costs:

$550 per individual, including access to all videos and supplemental reading. Registration fee covers the course materials, CTC Exam and evaluation of the paper or project. Payment plan available to help fit the cost of certification into any budget.

*Certified Travel Counselors (CTCs) are required to earn a minimum of ten Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per year to maintain their certification. In addition to being a member of The Travel Institute, our CEU requirement is an effective way to master new skills, attain product knowledge, remain current on industry trends, and continue to develop your role as a travel professional.

Cancellations/Refunds: Online study is non-refundable. You may stop your payment plan at anytime and withdraw from the program, but no refund will be made.

* If you want to earn the CTC, have more than five years travel industry experience, but haven’t yet earned the required CTA certification, our CTC Fast Track Program is the answer. Included in the CTC FastTrack registration is a reduced fee for taking the CTA test. Once you have registered and passed the CTA test, you may immediately begin the CTC studies. Note: Materials for the CTA test are not provided as seasoned travel professionals draw on their experience to pass this test of basic selling skills, customer service skills and destination knowledge.