Become a Travel Consultant

You will learn how to become a travel consultant, including: what a travel consultant does and how to plan travel for others, how to develop your skills to succeed in a travel consulting career, how to get hired for a job as a travel consultant, and how to start your own travel consulting business and get clients.

What Happens in the Travel Consultant Certificate Course Online

The Travel Consultant Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Travel Consultant). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Travel Consultant Certificate Course Online has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Travel Consultant Certificate Course Online has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Travel Consultant Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Travel Consultant Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Travel Consultant

In this course, you will learn how to become a travel consultant, including how to start your own travel consulting business. Topics covered in the Travel Consultant Certificate Course Online include the following:

Overview of the Travel Industry

  • Travel Products Including Transportation, Accomodations and Cruises
  • Industry Regulating Agencies
  • Types of Travel Clients

Services Provided by Travel Consultants

  • Assessing Client Needs
  • Selling Travel Products
  • Providing Expert Advice
  • Saving Money and Time
  • Avoiding Information Overload
  • Crisis Management
  • Other Value-Added Services

Getting Hired

  • Finding Advertised and Unadvertised Positions
  • Powerful Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews and References
  • Success in Your First Job
  • Partnering with a Host Agency

Starting Your Own Travel Consulting Business

  • Specialties for Various Travel Clients, Destinations and Modes of Tourism
  • Your Target Market and Your Competition
  • Your Name, Your Niche and Your Business Plan
  • Start-Up Budgeting and Funding
  • Location, Equipment, Supplies, Insurance and Licenses
  • Working With Clients and with Travel Suppliers
  • Setting Your Prices and Getting Paid

Getting Clients for Your Travel Business

  • Advertising, Promotions and Free Publicity
  • Brochures, Flyers and Website
  • Getting Repeat Business and Referrals to Grow Your Business
  • Effective Selling Techniques to Close Sales
  • Travel Services for Corporate Clients

What Is Included in the Travel Consultant Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Travel Consultant Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Travel Consultant Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Travel Consultants for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Travel Consultant Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Travel Consultant (e-book edition)

Register for the Travel Consultant Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

WINTER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Travel Consultant Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the February 26, 2024 course.

Register today for the Travel Consultant Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Travel Consultant Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

To ensure your complete satisfaction all certificate courses are backed by our full 100% money back guarantee.

About a Career as a Travel Consultant

Imagine having an exciting job that lets you use your creativity to plan travel. Welcome to the world of travel consulting! As a travel consultant (also known as a travel agent), you can combine your love of travel with a flexible and profitable career.

While there are still traditional job openings in travel agencies, recent changes in the industry have seen many consultants start home-based travel businesses, working flexible hours and earning lucrative commissions.

When you become a travel agent or start your own travel agency, you’ll get paid to recommend your favorite vacation destinations, secluded hotels, and luxurious cruise lines to grateful clients.

Plus, you’ll learn about the hottest new travel destinations, have exclusive access to discounted “agent-only” travel offers, and you will always get the best deals and rates for your own travel adventures.

You can choose to specialize in whatever type of travel attracts you the most, such as adventure travel, eco-tourism, winery tours, or many others.

The guide is clear, concise, rewarding and informative. As a first timer it answered all of my questions. I now feel confident and know without any doubt that I am ready to take the next step. A must have guide for all travel consultants!
Vijay N. Tamaldeo, Elmont, New York

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Do Travel Consultants Make?
    If you decide (like many travel consultants do) to work for straight commission, then your income is only limited by how much you can sell. Like many sales-related jobs, the more travel products you sell, the more income you will generate. There are certainly consultants who earn in excess of $100,000 a year, and of course there are those who earn less than that. You set the pace.
  • What Does a Travel Consultant Do?
    While there are still traditional job openings in travel agencies, recent changes in the industry have seen many consultants start home-based travel businesses, working flexible hours and earning lucrative commissions. When you become a travel agent or start your own travel agency, you’ll get paid to recommend your favorite vacation destinations, secluded hotels, and luxurious cruise lines to grateful clients. Plus, you’ll learn about the hottest new travel destinations, have exclusive access to discounted “agent-only” travel offers, and you will always get the best deals and rates for your own travel adventures. You can choose to specialize in whatever type of travel attracts you the most, such as adventure travel, eco-tourism, winery tours, or many others.
  • How Do I Become a Travel Consultant?
    Earning a certificate as a travel consultant will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting and running your own travel business and becoming a professional travel consultant. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Travel Consultant Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Travel Consultant Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional travel consultant. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.