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The ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course
(leading to ExpertRating Travel Agent Certification).

If you love to travel and enjoy working with individuals, tour directing, tour guiding, and cruise hosting may be the career for you! As a professional tour director or tour guide, you're hired by tour operators, destination management companies, and incentive houses to escort groups on local programs, domestic tours, international tours, and cruises. You may be on an African safari one week and cruising the Seven Seas the next, earning as much as $1900 per week. If you prefer local work, there’s plenty of opportunity with local tour operators, destination management companies, and receptive services.


You’ll find it challenging, exciting, rewarding, and never, ever dull! The course covers the how-to for part-time and full-time careers. You’ll learn everything you need to be successful and how to acquire a position as a professional tour director, tour guide, and cruise host. This includes procedures for international and domestic airports, hotel and motor coach procedures, attractions, tour briefings, narration, and documentation. Other topics include how to deal with tour members, tour safety, and how to handle emergencies effectively. In addition, you’ll learn about career opportunities and how to gain experience and employers for local, domestic, and international travel careers. Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world. Learn how to be part of it today!


Buy the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Cherie Anderson.

Cherie Anderson

About the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course instructor : Cherie Anderson earned her BA at Arizona State University in Secondary Education. She completed her graduate work at California State University of Northridge. She has over 20 years of extensive travel experience throughout the world as an international tour director and cruise host. Her tours have included travel to China, Asia, the South Pacific, North and South America, Europe, and Russia, among other places. Cherie has more than ten years classroom experience training students how to be professional tour directors. Today, her former students can be found escorting tours throughout the world.

 Online Travel Agent Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course you need Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. The career is open to all ages. In fact, maturity is often an asset. The main requirement for the business is being able to perform the duties of a tour director, which are taught in this class. The tour director should have energy, good health and have the patience to assist the general public.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
 

"Aloha, Cherie and thanks for the fantastic education. This was a wonderful program and I've really learned skills, knowledge and procedures for this new career. I am working on a resume, Web site, and 10 reasons as per your suggestions. I hope our paths cross sometime."

"A most informative and enjoyable course."

"An excellent course with plenty of details on the duties of the tour director. It seems that every question was considered and answered in this course. It was well written and informative. I'd highly recommend this to anyone interested in getting paid to travel."

"A really good course. The instructor was knowledgeable and has on-the-job experience. Supplementary material was useful, and I enjoyed questions on the discussion."

As a National Board Certified teacher, I did not believe that I would find that an on-line course could be so informative and so personal at the same time. The course instructor and the material have been excellent. I am very happy I took this course! Thank you!!!"

"BRILLIANT!!! Not enough accolades for Cherie Anderson. I was very impressed with the instructor's expertise, coverage of topics and insightfulness. She is an assest to the industry and a creative and helpful resource for all who take her class. I hope she continues her classes, and would take another class of hers."

"Cherie Anderson is a wonderful instructor. She didn't leave anything out in this course. I have the confidence to get the job of my dreams and have a successful career. Just wish I would have know of this course sooner. Thank you, Janice"

"Cherie Anderson provided me with invaluable and hard to attain information. I am confident I can not only confidently pursue a new career, but will secure a job very quickly."

 


Buy the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course

(leading to ExpertRating Travel Agent Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Travel Agent Course (leading to ExpertRating Travel Agent Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, it is a member of the TRUSTe and HackerSafe approved.

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ExpertRating Solutions has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance of their strict program requirements ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Courseware which has been developed by experienced Travel and Hospitality Industry Experts.

 The ExpertRating Travel Agent Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Travel Agent Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course and Certification:

 How much does the Travel Agent Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course leading to Travel Agent certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Travel Agent Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Travel Agent Certificate. The Travel Agent Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Travel Agent Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Travel Agent Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Travel Agent Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Travel Agent that you will learn during the Travel Agent Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Courseware that is provided along with the Travel Agent Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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Buy the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course- $129.99

   

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, travel agents, apart from traveling around the world, get travel benefits, such as reduced rates for transportation and lodging.

The travel and tourism industry is booming like never before. Traveling helps you to meet people from different cultures, establish contacts with them, and introduce your culture and language. If you are keen to explore the unseen and unknown then the Travel course is just right for you. You get dual benefit by taking up traveling as a career; pursuing your hobby and getting paid for it at the same time.


 

The Travel professionals get to work in travel agencies, Airlines and with government organizations. The ExpertRating Get Paid to Travel Certification will give a boost to your resume by handing out tips and career advice to you about this growing industry.

ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

The first lesson will give you an overview of the tourism industry, including the professions of tour directing and tour guiding. This lesson will talk about the advantages of tour directing, characteristics of a professional tour director, and the types of careers available, including local, domestic, international and cruise hosting positions. You'll soon learn that tour directing offers a wide variety of opportunities, and it's a career that's never boring!

Friday - Lesson 02

This lesson will talk about the types of employers who hire tour directors and guides for local, domestic, and international programs. You may be working for an outbound tour operator one week and an incentive house the next. You might work on a day program near home, or you may find yourself traveling to exotic locales. Each company you work for will offer its own unique type of program, and this lesson will help you sort out exactly what arrangements might best meet your needs. This lesson will also discuss some of the financial benefits of tour directing, including salaries, commissions, and gratuities.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, you'll learn all about the general expectations and procedures required in tour directing and guiding. This lesson will explain the procedures you'll need to know for group management, including announcements and dealing with tour challenges. This lesson will also explain the different types of tour guiding responsibilities you may encounter.

Friday - Lesson 04

This lesson will talk about narration and motor coach procedures for local, domestic, and international programs. You'll learn how to be a better tour guide by developing and delivering exciting and interesting narration. Then this lesson will discuss motor coach safety and procedures for local and international programs.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

Now it's time to learn all about pre-tour planning for multi-day tours. You'll review each document in detail and you'll get to see examples of some of the required information, including important documents and lists of supplies. Then you'll go over a list of briefing questions to help you in tour preparation.

Friday - Lesson 06

After this lesson, you'll be ready to start your tour! You'll learn where and how to meet your potential tour members depending on the type of tour or program you want to start. This lesson will go over a professional tour briefing that can be adjusted for all tours, domestic or international. This is an extremely important part of every tour!

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

This lesson will explore the day-to-day responsibilities you'll need to know about for multi-day tours. It will discuss each step in detail, as well as daily announcements and how to manage optional tours.

Friday - Lesson 08

This lesson will review international airport procedures. Group check-in and arrival procedures are important responsibilities for an international tour director. This lesson will go over the necessary documents and procedures so you can assist the group with easy and worry-free departures and arrivals.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

In Lesson 9 you'll learn all about the incentive market, which offers local and travel careers to tour directors. With an incentive program, a tour director can work near home on a part-time or full-time basis, or travel to exotic locations all around the world. This lesson will discuss the tour director's procedures in depth.

Friday - Lesson 10

No matter how prepared you are, emergencies can and will happen--the possibilities include theft, illness, accident, or even death. A professional tour director should be able to handle emergencies anywhere in the world. So in this lesson, you'll learn all about handling anything that goes wrong during a local, domestic, or even international program.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

This lesson will discuss the typical tour challenges that you may encounter on the job. Whether they're problems with airlines, tour members, or other personnel, or problems with attractions, weather, or transportation, you'll learn how to handle all of these, and many more!

Friday - Lesson 12

The final lesson will take a detailed look at the responsibilities of a cruise host, someone hired to escort groups on cruise ships. This is a fun and challenging dream job! But because the market is so competitive, this lesson will provide plenty of suggestions for resume writing, networking, interviewing, and how to get valuable experience.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Travel Agent Course - $129.99

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