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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

Safety First!

Miss Peggy led her 120-hour students in safety procedure training for flight attendants today. They covered a number of skills in their session including:

-CPR

-Defibrillator operation

-Crew communication

-Other medical emergencies

This training is so important because, on an airplane, there may be no medical experts on board. This unsettling fact is the reason that flight attendants must be reasonably knowledgeable in CPR and other... Read More!

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:55:25

We Choose Cruise

Students from both the 120-hour and 300-hour courses visited the Radisson Hotel near the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN for a recruitment presentation by Norwegian Cruise Line. Students used the cruise information that they learned in their training in order to prepare for this day’s events. They also perfected their personal appearance from all of the notes they received yesterday during their “appearance checks.” Indeed, they looked like confident and polished candidates, ready to be employed and do a great job.

As one of the Norwegian Cruise Line... Read More!

Published: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:08:27