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The Travel Academy's History

 The Travel Academy has been in business for over 27 years. We are a private career school licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Established in 1984 under the name of American College Travel, our focus was on training individuals to work in the travel industry.

Research has shown that within the next decade, automation would become the standard in the travel industry, so The Travel Academy integrated programs that provide each student access to the Worldspan Global Distribution Reservation system, as well as the tour booking tools WorldAgent and Vax.

With student interest growing in the fields of aviation, hotels, car rental companies, and cruise lines, The Travel Academy has expanded its curriculum and added additional hands-on components with Flight Attendant and Travel Agent training. In 2011, we began expanding our Cruise Ship training. As one of the longest-standing travel schools in the United States, we have strong connections with industry employers and up-to-date knowledge of employment trends for the future.