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Travel and Tourism Consultant

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About

Study popular tourism destinations and improve your sales skills to successfully advise your clients on the best travel options. Learn how to customize and construct complex travel itineraries, develop specialized knowledge of travel products and gain the skills to process ticket exchanges and reissues. Improve your sales skills to successfully turn prospect and existing customers into returning customers and learn how to understand how industry regulations affect your travel operations.

Course format: This is a distance learning course, available in printed or electronic format.

  • This course requires approximately 150 hours of study, to be completed in 18 months.
  • All candidates will be given 2 attempts to successfully complete the final exam.
  • To successfully pass the exam, the student must achieve a grade of 60% or higher.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Identify and provide advice on popular destination countries
  • Advise on modes of transportation, accommodation, and tour products
  • Apply IATA resolutions to your travel business and activities
  • Prospect new and existing customers and counter sales objections
  • Construct complex itineraries and manage changes to ticketed journeys

Key topics

  • Destinations
  • Selling techniques and social media marketing
  • Fare construction and ticket exchanges/reissuance
  • Travel industry laws and regulations
  • Niche products including tour customization, luxury and group travel options
  • Accommodation products other than hotels

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

Certificate awarded

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

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

Additional information

Exam information

  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available. Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions. Open text Book
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 60 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 90 correct answers
  • Course edition applicable for the Exam: Please refer to this page

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