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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

New Travel Careers- Spring, 2015!

Today was the beginning of new chapters in the lives of many people at The Travel Academy. 61 future flight attendants, cruise ship professionals, and travel agents came together to move forward in their new travel careers.

The day began with words of welcome and encouragement from president and owner Curt Armstrong. Placement Director TJ Bang followed with advice about the best way to land careers in the travel industry. Then instructors Miss Sheila, Miss Cindy, Miss Lynn, and Miss Julie gave the students a tour of the building. After the tour,... Read More!

Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:14:04

Two Graduations- Too Fun!

Friday marked an important day in the lives of many people. Two classes of future flight attendants, cruise line professionals, travel agents, and hospitality professionals ended their journeys at The Travel Academy to go on and put what they learned into practice.

Students from both the 300-Hour Expanded Program and the 120-Hour Overview celebrated with family, friends, Travel Academy staff, and each other. The 300-Hour graduation ceremony began with encouraging words from president and owner Curt Armstrong. Following speeches by instructors and Placement Director TJ Bang, student-elected class speakers gave... Read More!

Published: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:35:53