Curt Armstrong is the President, CEO, and owner of The Travel Academy. He brings over 27 years of Travel Industry experience to The Travel Academy. Curt graduated from a Minnesota-based travel school in 1983. His professional career in the travel industry began as the Manager for a local travel agency. He was quickly promoted to Vice President of the Travel Agency Operations for a $40 million travel agency. Curt decided to partner with a Northwest Airlines pilot to open a Uniglobe Travel Franchise which grew to $9 million in sales. He later bought out his franchise partner and started his own American Express branch full-service travel agency called Adventure Travel & Cruises. His new agency also created an independent agent branch of over 50 independent travel agents.
Additionally, Curt held the well-respected position of vice president of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents). He also served on the UNIGLOBE Travel Franchise board of directors for six years and was subsequently elected to the positions of vice president and president. In addition, Curt has worked in various training capacities within the travel industry. His patient and caring style of managing students, combined with his hands-on approach to assisting students with questions and concerns, will provide students with the confidence and tools needed to begin their travel careers.