Managing the Travel Business for the Leadership & Management Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)

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PARTNER-TAUGHT OR SELF-STUDY


About the course

With more than 1 billion international trips each year, the travel industry offers travel professionals excellent business opportunities. This course will help you take advantage of these opportunities by improving your skills in supervising and managing people and by building business relationships based on win-win negotiating strategies. Learn how to be competitive by developing new products and market them effectively. You will also gain insight on agency accounting procedures to build business plans that lead to good financial health.

This training program combines IATA's Managing the Travel Business course with Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM), a state-of-the-art, media-rich training platform furnished by Harvard Business School faculty, global business leaders and practitioners in the field of leadership development.

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Course code: TTTG-10-HMMD

Course format

IATA Managing the Travel Business course

  • This is a partner-taught or self-study course, which will take you approximately 145 hours to complete, depending on your previous knowledge and experience.
  • The course materials are provided in e-book and printed format. Please choose the format when you register.
  • You will have 12 months to complete the course and exam (enrollment validity), which starts from the date you purchase the course.
  • The recommended level for this course is Intermdiate and Advanced.
  • Performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Please note: Once you have completed the exam you will no longer have access to the course material, and after the 12-month enrollment validity expires you will no longer have access to the course content, nor will you be able to take the exam.

10 HMM© courses

  • Additional time will be required for the 10 HMM© modules. Each HMM© self-study module requires approximately 2-4 hours of study. Access to the HMM© platform is valid for 6 months (enrollment validity) from the date access is provided, with exams administered online.

Study with the help of an Instructor

If you would prefer to study this course with the help of a local trainer, enrol at an IATA Authorized Training Center near you.

Registration information

  • Enrollment fees include both the IATA course and access to the HMM© platform. Upon payment, you will receive access to all HMM© content for a six-month period. If you are ordering printed materials that will require shipping, please check the shipping fees and applicable taxes.
  • When you click to purchase the course, you will be directed to login to your Training Account through our Customer Portal. If you have previously taken a course with IATA, please have your login details ready, if not, you will be prompted to create an account.

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, a Training Account must be created for each individual. Registration and payment must be made through each individual Training Account. You may pay for multiple individuals by using one credit card or bank transfer in each individual’s users Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual order. If you are a company wishing to purchase courses for 10 or more employees, please Contact our Customer Service representatives for more information on how to register multiple users.

Registration

USD 1,000 (e-book)
Regular
USD 1,150 (e-book)
English

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Apply manager roles and responsibilities
  • Coach and motivate employees
  • Develop sound negotiating skills
  • Develop new products and services
  • Arrange special interest travel and tour production
  • Set up proper back office operations
  • Establish a social media strategy
  • Improve your management skills with Harvard ManageMentor

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this IATA course include:

  • Administration and accounting
  • Strategic management and negotiation
  • Product development
  • Meeting and event planning
  • Sales and marketing

HMM © access

This valuable online reference tool used by companies around the world will help you handle day-to-day management issues. The Harvard ManageMentor© content summary provides an outline of the courses which offer on-demand features to help you achieve more on the job:

  • Concise lessons and tools for fast and effective learning
  • Videos featuring Harvard University faculty, trusted experts, and next-generation emerging leaders
  • Editor’s Choice articles featuring up-to-the-minute business expertise, selected and updated quarterly by Harvard Business Publishing editors
  • Hundreds of new checklists, self-assessments, worksheets, and handouts to facilitate the application of new ideas to your own work environment
  • Personalized experience: goals, skill development, and action planning to help you quickly apply new skills
  • Post-topic, on-the-job component where you work on your action plan and receive content, tips, and reminders

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Travel supervisors and middle managers
  • Agency BSP and accounting personnel
  • Sales and marketing managers
  • Independent travel consultants

    Certificate awarded

    By successfully completing the IATA examination you will receive the Managing the Travel Business Diploma.

    Exam information

    Please read the General Information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams, and check the Course Edition List for Exams when booking your exam.

    • Method: Online exam with remote supervision (OERS)
    • Format: 80 multiple-choice questions. Closed course book exam. Foldout maps are not permitted.
    • Time allowance: 2 hours
    • Passing grade: 60% correct answers
    • Distinction grade: 85% correct answers
    • Number of exam attempts: 2

    Harvard ManageMentor© Exam
    A Harvard ManageMentor© certificate of completion is awarded for each module, provided you obtain a passing grade of 70%. You may track your progress within the HMM platform.

    • Method: Online assessment
    • Format: Multiple-choice questions
    • Number of questions: 10 or less per HMM© module
    • Time allowed: The assessment can be retaken as many times as you need to pass
    • Passing grade: You must score at least 70% on the assessment.
    How to claim your Diploma: Upon successful completion of the 10 required HMM© modules and the IATA course, please contact us to claim your IATA Leadership and Management Diploma.

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