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Travel Agent Training- London Calling!

This week Miss Cynthia's travel agent training includes a tour of London! ♦♦  London, England’s capital, is a 21st century city with a fascinating history spanning back to Roman times. One of its many iconic attractions include Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. This historic castle is located on the north bank of the... Read More

How to Become a Flight Attendant- Market Yourself!

Miss Julie knows how to become a flight attendant, so pay attention to these tips on marketing yourself! ♦♦♦ Selling yourself to employers is like selling a product. The travel industry is very competitive, and you must market yourself in order to succeed in getting your dream position. There are specific tools you will use to communicate your... Read More

Travel Agent Training- All in the Fam!

Miss Cindy knows that great travel agent training requires an explanation of "fam" trips. Enjoy her expertise! ♦♦♦ As a travel agent, many fam trips (familiarization trips) come across your desk. These trips are meant for an agent to experience a destination at a greatly reduced rate so that on return, you will become a better sales person for... Read More

Flight Attendant School- How to Get Hired

Miss Deanna knows how to become a flight attendant, so take notes! ♦♦♦ 1. Research the different airlines to see which would be a good fit for you. 2. Make sure you qualify for the position –age, height, clean criminal record, no tattoos that show (head, neck, hands and three inches above wrists). 3. Get your résumé updated. It is best to use key... Read More

Cruise Ship School- Caribbean Cruise!

Miss Cynthia's cruise ship school includes a "carnival" view of the Caribbean Sea! Enjoy! ♦  ♦  ♦ The Caribbean is a sea of cultures, its people as diverse as the world itself. Their languages include English, France, Spanish and Dutch – yet it is a Creole dialect, based on French vocabulary and African grammar, that is used on many of the islands... Read More

Travel Agent Training- Tour of Minneapolis/St. Paul

Miss Sheila knows that effective travel agent training starts with a love to travel and tour! *   *   *  To be a successful travel agent there are a few things you can do.  At the very least, have a detailed understanding of the products and services sold. Have solid research and computer skills. Have sharp sales, service and communication skills... Read More

Travel Agent Training- A Tour of Vietnam!

Check out Miss Leslie's blog covering her trip to Vietnam- travel agent training in action! ♦♦♦ In the news this past week we’ve seen images of U.S. President Obama in Vietnam on a political, social and economical visit. Wow! This country hasn’t been thought about outside of Memorial Day celebrations honoring our Veterans- or some long-forgotten... Read More

Flight Attendant School- Know Your History!

Miss Lynn's lesson in today's flight attendant school covers a brief history of the flight attendant profession. ♦ ♦ At the age of 25 Ellen Church was a registered nurse and a licensed pilot, but she wasn’t interested in occupying the left hand seat in the cockpit. She wanted to be a flight attendant in the cabin attending to the passengers. She... Read More

Flight Attendant School- Beverage Time!

Any good flight attendant school should teach the basics of a great beverage service. Take notes! ♦   ♦    During your flight attendant briefing, discuss how you will do service. How many passengers are there? Will the B flight attendant be able to assist in the aft? Agree on when service should start – usually 20 min. after take off Agree on... Read More

Flight Attendant School- Know Your Crew Lounges!

Miss Deanna knows that any good flight attendant school should teach future flight attendants how to find good food, so take notes! ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦ Stay away from the hotel restaurant; the food is... Read More