The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) is celebrating 40 years by offering an opportunity for agents to accelerate the attainment of the designation of Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC).
This accelerated program requires three simple steps that include enrolment, providing verification of 10 or more years of experience, and submitting client and industry references. Enrolment to the accelerated program will only be available from Sept. 15 to Dec. 1, 2017.
The CTC certification has been the professional designation of the Canadian travel industry for over five decades. Since 1964, travel agents have been demonstrating their professionalism and commitment by becoming certified.
“Attaining and promoting your Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC) professional designation shows your existing clients and potential future clients that you have the proven skills, experience and commitment to excellence,” said Wendy Paradis, president of ACTA. “Studies show that the value of the travel agent is on the rise and becoming certified highlights your dedication to your profession”
Dianne Jackson, CTC and Director of Travel and Retail Product for CAA South Central Ontario notes, “the CTC designation lets our clients know they are working with professionals in their field. We have invested in our education and take pride in what we do; it gives our clients peace of mind knowing they are working with a Certified Travel Counsellor.”