Travel Agent Geography

Hours: 180 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,299.00

Course Overview:

A professional travel agent must match the traveler with the right destination and services this course helps you learn how to do that exact thing. Travel Agent Geography approaches geography from the travel industry perspective and is designed not just for travel agents but for all travel professionals. Among the highlights are detailed information on attractions, climate, lodging, and cultural patterns. Sample itineraries and profiles of typical visitors to each destination are also included in this course.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify strategies for selling geographical destinations
  • Identify features of North and South American destinations and more
  • Identify features of European and Asian destinations and more
  • Identify climate patterns, culture, and typical visitor types for destinations around the world
  • Identify the steps to start your own travel business

Course Outline:

Travel Agent Geography Module 1
North America - Part 1
  • Geography & How to Sell It
  • New England: The Cradle of Liberty
  • New York: Broadway
  • New Jersey: Boardwalk  
  • Pennsylvania & Maryland: Mid-Atlantic
  • Virginia & Washington D.C.
  • Florida: Tourist Central 
Travel Agent Geography Module 2
North America - Part 2
  • California: Glamour
  • Arizona: Grandeur
  • Canada & Alaska: The Great White North
  • Hawaii: Paradise Found
  • Eastern North America
  • Western North America
Travel Agent Geography Module 3
Latin America & Caribbean
  • Rhythms of Culture
  • Mexico: Tropical Fiesta
  • The Caribbean: A Sea of Nations
  • Brazil: Where Everything Sizzles
  • Latin America Potpourri
Travel Agent Geography Module 4
Europe: Continental Flair
  • Great Britain & Ireland
  • France: The Movable Feast
  • Italy: Pisa & Pizza
  • Spain & Portugal
  • Germany: Romantic Roads
  • Greece & Turkey
  • European Potpourri
Travel Agent Geography Module 5
Africa & the Middle East
  • Savannahs & Sand
  • Egypt: Riddles in Time
  • Israel, Palestine, & Jordan
  • The Holy Lands
  • Kenya & Tanzania
  • African & Middle Eastern Potpourri  
Travel Agent Geography Module 6
Asia & The Pacific
  • Rim of Mystery
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • The Pacific: Fantasy Island
  • Japan: Pearl of the Orient
  • Singapore & Thailand
  • China: Of Red & Gold
  • Asia & the Pacific Potpourri
Travel Agent Geography Module 7
Start a Travel Business
  • The Travel Agent's World
  • Travel Business Risks
  • Home-based Travel Agents
  • Defining Your Market
  • Choosing Your Clients
  • Research Your Market
  • Sizing Up the Competition
  • Laying Your Foundation
  • Start Up Costs
  • Travel Specific Software
  • Price Your Time & Package
  • All About Tours & Cruises
  • The Adventure Travel
  • Senior Travel
  • Advertising & Promotion
  • Controlling Your Finances

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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