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Cruise Ship School Destinations!

Miss Sheila's cruise ship school shows you some of the hottest cruise destinations in the world!  ♦♦ Summer has come to an end in Minnesota, and we are enjoying a beautiful Autumn.  It may seem strange to think of next summer, but if you are planning an Alaska Cruise, this is a great time to book your trip. Right now, my students are learning... Read More

Travel Agent Training- Packing Like a Pro

Miss Leslie's travel agent training will show you how to be a great traveler yourself. Check out her packing tips! ♦♦ Traveling abroad or of great distance often entails ample amounts of time. The journey itself, jet lag adjustment period, time zone changes and the desire to see as much as possible due to the expense require one to be prepared for... Read More

Flight Attendant School- All the Roles of a Flight Attendant

Miss Lynn knows that any good flight attendant school will explain all of the different "hats" that flight attendants must wear! Takes notes! ♦♦ Flight attendants are the most highly visible employees on an aircraft. Flight attendants spend more time with passengers than any other airline employee and tend to their needs and requests. The Flight... Read More

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