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Curt Armstrong is the President 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 dollar 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- Adventure Travel & Cruises. His new agency also created an Independent Agent branch of over 50 Independent Travel Agents.

Aditionally, 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 6 years, and was elected to the position of Vice President and President. In addition, Curt has worked in various training capacities of 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 your professional travel career.

Email: Curt@TheTravelAcademy.com

 

 

Travel Academy News

Flight Attendant Mock Interview Training

Today the 120-hour students had the chance to show what they have learned in the past couple weeks at The Travel Academy’s mock open house/interview session.

The mock open house/interview session is set up to be as realistic as possible. Students must arrive early at their interviews and wait in the reception area. They cannot chat with one another. The teachers Miss Peggy, Miss Cindy, and Miss TJ are now no longer teachers, but potential employers. As such, students dress and conduct themselves as professionally as they would in a real interview. Becoming a flight attendant is no small feat, and the... Read More!

Published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:23:01

Flight Attendant Limbo School

To be sure, The Travel Academy is a school where stuff gets done. But every now and then, the students and teachers here like to cut loose and have a good time.

Today was Tropical Island day. Students arrived in full tropical regalia and had a tropical-themed pot luck lunch. After the feast, the students engaged in a fierce costume competition that was decided in the end by crowd applause as well as teacher deliberation. After the costume contest, Miss Sheila kicked on the Hawaiian music and began the world-famous Travel Academy Limbo Contest. Here students had a chance to show off how limber they are. In the... Read More!

Published: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:54:54