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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 School- Dealing with Difficult Passengers

Miss Julie, one of The Travel Academy’s esteemed faculty members, was a flight attendant for many years. Now she delivers some of the best flight attendant training that aspiring flight attendants can find.

However, before teaching at a flight attendant school, she had her share of difficult passengers. She has compiled a list of her four most “hard-to-handle” clients. Enjoy!

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4. A business traveler who demanded that a Diet Coke, chilled to a certain temperature, be in the mini-bar in his... Read More!

Published: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:37:54

Cruise Line Training and Hiring

NCL and ACL at The Travel Academy

Norwegian Cruise Line and American Cruise Lines are both scheduled to interview and hire Travel Academy students in the September 15th session. Both of these excellent cruise lines have been hiring our graduates for several years. In fact there are well over 150 Travel Academy graduates sailing around the Hawaiian Islands with Norwegian Cruise Line right now!

The cruise line training at The... Read More!

Published: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:01:18