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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.




Travel Academy News

Flight Attendant School- Emergency Evacuations

People come to The Travel Academy come for many reasons, but one of the most common is that they know that it is an excellent flight attendant school- plain and simple.

Today students visited a local flight training center to hone the flight attendant skills that they have learned in class. In the cabin trainer (a life-size replica of the inside of a plane) Miss Julie taught many skills such as making announcements, dealing with difficult customers, and flight attendant communication.

In another part of the facility, Miss TJ taught important safety procedures and had... Read More!

Published: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:26:58

Flight Attendant Training- Coming Back to The Travel Academy

Students are fortunate here at The Travel Academy. Not only do they get presentations from excellent instructors, industry experts, and potential employers, but they also get to hear from students who have completed the program and now work in the travelo industry.

This week, students were visited by graduate Nicole, who graduated in June of 2014. Nicole is now a a flight attendant for Mesa Airlines (United Airlines/US Airways carrier). Nicole was flying through Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, so she contacted The Travel Academy and offered to send some words of wisdom and encouragement to current... Read More!

Published: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:31:46