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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Abacus

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Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional. Provide advice on flight, accommodation and tour products, and how to ensure travelers fulfill necessary travel requirements. Improve your customer service and sales skills in order to better advise travel customers about when and where to travel based on their needs. Learn to use a global distribution system to create and manage reservations.

Course format

This distance learning course is available in Printed or eTextbook format. Both versions require access to online modules.
  • This course requires approximately 200 hours of study, to be completed in 18 months.
  • Access the online modules and other study materials is through your IATA User Account.
  • You need an Internet connection and Google Chrome™ browser.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

What you will learn

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Advise customers on passport and visa requirements, as well as on travel insurance options
  • Promote services and facilities available to airline passengers during their travel
  • Interpret standard industry codes to plan and reserve travel itineraries
  • Sell rail travel, car rental, hotel accommodation, cruises and pre-packaged tour products
  • Provide good customer service and retain customer loyalty
  • Use the Global Distribution System to make and maintain reservations and issue travel documents

Key topics

  • The travel and tourism industry and the working environment for travel professionals
  • Geography and industry codes
  • Travel documents and the airline passenger experience
  • Air transport products and services
  • Rail, hotel, car rental, cruise and tour products
  • Customer service principles
  • Airfares and ticketing
  • The Abacus system functionality

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Travel agents
  • Airline reservation agents
  • Tour operators
  • Call center agents

Certificate awarded

By successfully completing the examination you will receive the Foundation in Travel and Tourism Diploma.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.

  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions. Open Text Book, Foldout Maps are not permitted
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 60 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 85 correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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