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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

Graduated!

Friday, November 21st, 2014 was a special day for The Travel Academy; we celebrated the graduation of our Fall 2014 300-Hour Expanded class- along with friends and family.

There were tears of bittersweet joy as the students shared their future plans with the entire group. The vast majority of students (95%) were hired even before they accepted their diplomas- many with more than one job offer from airlines, cruise lines, and other travel companies! Needless to say, the family members were happy and impressed!

Many people may wonder “How can SO many students find... Read More!

Published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:45:26

American and Norwegian cruisers!

Yesterday was yet another huge day for Travel Academy career placement. No fewer than 24 people walked out of The Travel Academy’s doors with new cruise careers at American Cruise Lines and/or Norwegian Cruise Line- two of the biggest cruise lines in the world. Many students were offered jobs by both lines!

The Travel Academy has had longstanding partnerships with both ACL and NCL for several years. They love our students, and we love their cruise lines. These new employees will go around the nation to be trained and stationed for their respective cruise lines. Here they will use the knowledge that they... Read More!

Published: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:46:23