The Travel Institute’s ‘Promote Your Professionalism’ is back with scholarships & training

The Travel Institute reveals more details about ‘Promote Your Professionalism’ month

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Travel Institute has announced details of its 3rd annual ‘Promote Your Professionalism’ program, a month-long campaign in July created to help travel professionals advance in their careers.

Throughout July, travel professionals can enroll in the Certified Travel Associate (CTA), Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), or Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE) programs and qualify to receive a 50% savings thanks to scholarships from The Travel Institute Fund. Depending on selected coursework, the value may be as high as $250 off standard curriculum pricing.

Individuals must apply for the certification scholarships and answer several questions before being accepted. The application can be found at

Complementing the certification-scholarship offer in July are four interactive webinars, a podcast, and twice-weekly e-communications, all focused on how to effectively market yourself as a travel professional.

July’s four webinars are led by members of The Travel Institute’s Professional Educators Program, along with other industry veterans. Cost is free to Institute members and $19.999 for non-members, per session. All webinars begin at 1 p.m. EST.

The schedule is as follows:

–       July 12: ‘How to Promote Your Professionalism and Certification with the Media’ with Richard Earls, publisher, Travel Research Online

–       July 21: ‘Powerful Public Speaking’ with Kate Koziol, CTC, director of growth strategies, Winger Marketing

–       July 26: ‘How to Promote Yourself as a Romance Expert’ with Lisa Sheldon, CTC, MCC, executive director, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association

–       July 28: ‘How to Promote Yourself as a Wellness Expert’ with Anne Dimon, CEO, Travel to Wellness

Also during Promote Your Professionalism month, The Travel Institute’s popular ‘Hot Tip Tuesday’ e-newsletter and member-only ‘Friday Five’ blog posts will focus on selling yourself as a travel professional. In addition, a new podcast, ‘Do Your Social Photos Boost Your Professionalism?’ produced by Catherine Heeg, founder, Customized Management Solutions, will provide tips to elevate photos and graphics to new levels. All Hot Tip Tuesday subscribers will receive an email with the link to the podcast.

To register or for more information about the certification scholarships, visit

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