WASHINGTON, DC — CLIA is offering travel professionals the chance to advance their careers with the newly launched Travel Agency Executive (TAE) Certification.
Available for people who work in a leadership capacity at travel agencies, TAE Certification is designed to be a tool to strengthen skills within the industry, said Stephani McDow, director, membership & professional development, CLIA. “We are committed to supporting our members with a range of certifications for all travel professionals, from new and experienced travel agents to agency executives.”
In order to qualify for TAE Certification, the individual must be an executive, director, accounting manager, marketing manager or someone who works in a leadership role but does not function only as a full-time selling travel agent with a CLIA Affiliated Agency.
Required online courses or live seminars for the TAE Certification include:
- Developing Your Marketing Strategy
- What has PR Done for You Lately?
- Customer Relationship Management
- Effective Presentation Skills
- Better Listening Skills for Better Business
- Building Client Loyalty
Additionally, individuals interested in the certification must complete one of the following elective training options during their completion term following enrollment:
- Any three additional CLIA courses/seminars
- The achievement of the Travel Institute CTA, CTC or CTIE designation
For more information about TAE Certification, go to cruising.org/travel-agent/professional-development/certification/tae. Individuals can also schedule a Career Counseling session for a one-on-one consultation with a member of CLIA’s professional development and training team at cruising.org/careercounseling.