Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)


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About the course

150-hour partner-taught or self-study diploma

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.

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Diploma code: TTTG-09

Diploma format

  • This is a partner-taught or self-study diploma, which will take you approximately 150 hours to complete, depending on your previous knowledge and experience.
  • The course materials are provided in e-book or printed format. Please choose the format when you register.
  • You will have 12 months to complete the diploma and exam (enrollment validity), which starts from the date you purchase the course.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • 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.

Study with the help of an Instructor

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

Registration information

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, you must create a User Account for each individual. Registration and payment must be done through each User Account. You cannot use one User Account to purchase courses for multiple individuals. However, you may pay for multiple individuals by one credit card or bank transfer through each individual’s User Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual’s order. If you are a company wishing to purchase courses for 10 or more employees, please Contact Us for more information on how to register multiple users.

Registration

USD 530 (e-book) / USD 555 (printed)
Regular
USD 675 (e-book) / USD 710 (printed)
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What you will learn

Upon completing this diploma 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

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • 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

Who should attend

This diploma is recommended for:

  • Foundation in Travel and Tourism graduates
  • Retail, home-based and niche travel consultants
  • Reservations, marketing and sales personnel

Certificate awarded

By successfully completing the examination you will receive the Travel and Tourism Consultant 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
  • Format: 80 multiple-choice questions. Open course book exam.
  • Time Allowance: 2 hours
  • Passing Grade: 60%
  • Distinction Grade: 85%
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

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

Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma

Study popular tourism destinations and improve your sales skills to successfully advise your clients on the best travel options.

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Travel Sales and Operations Diploma

Demonstrate that you have gained complete essential competencies to be a successful travel agent or travel agency manager with the IATA Travel Sales and Operations Diploma. Promote yourself as a holder of the highest level travel and tourism diploma to employers, customers, and travel industry suppliers.

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