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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

Travel Agent Training- Crossing Borders

People working in the travel industry always talk about the fun and excitement of travel. Of course, these are great things to focus on. However, sometimes it’s good to also take a closer look at the technicalities of travel. This week, in Miss Cindy’s travel agent training class, she taught her students about the different documents needed when crossing borders- international or otherwise.

Of course, when traveling internationally, most people need some sort of passport that certifies a person is a citizen of a particular... Read More!

Published: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:57:18

Flight Attendant Training- In the Flesh

This week, Travel Academy students took a very important step at their flight attendant school; they trained on simulators. The simulator is the link between the text book and the real world. To be sure, it’s not quite the real thing, but it’s certainly more real than reading a text book in a classroom.

Miss Julie accompanied her class to a nearby flight attendant training/simulator center so they could practice skills such as delivering pre-flight instructions, working with unaccompanied minors, leading emergency evacuations, and many other much-needed skills for flight attendants for any kind of airline. Students will use this hands-on knowledge, as well as their... Read More!

Published: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:34:30