About Our Travel School
The Travel Academy was established in 1984 under the name American College Travel. Our focus was on training individuals to work in the travel industry.
Research showed that within the next decade, automation would become the standard in the travel industry, so The Travel Academy integrated programs that provide each student access to the Worldspan Global Distribution Reservation system, as well as the tour-booking tools WorldAgent and Vax.
With student interest growing in the fields of aviation, hotels, car rental companies, and cruise lines, The Travel Academy expanded its curriculum and added additional hands-on components with Flight Attendant and Travel Agent training. In 2011, we also began expanding our Cruise Ship training. As one of the longest-standing travel schools in the United States, we have strong connections with industry employers and up-to-date knowledge of employment trends for the future.
As a long-time leader in travel education and job placement, we are uniquely experienced in delivering quality education with unlimited employment opportunities. Our programs include a comprehensive introduction to the travel industry, with an emphasis on flight attendant, travel agent, cruise line, corporate reservations and customer service. The Travel Academy will provide you with complete, up-to-date knowledge and the skills to launch an exciting and rewarding career with opportunities that span the globe.
The Travel Academy is a proprietary school in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission. We opened our doors in 1984 and became one of the first schools dedicated solely to the travel industry. Our successful program incorporates travel industry training with a hands-on, interactive approach for travel industry employment.
1230 Eagan Industrial Rd. Suite 115
Eagan, MN 55121
Monday-Friday | 8:00 AM–5:00 PM (CST)
The Travel Academy is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. The Travel Academy does not accept credits from prior training. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Dr., Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
The Travel Academy is approximately 13,700 square feet and includes:
- 2 executive offices
- 1 financial services office
- 1 career services office
- 9 employee offices
- 1 employee breakroom
- 1 conference room
- 2 classrooms
- 3 computer labs
- 1 auditorium that is also utilized as a student break room
- 1 IT office
- 1 storage room
- 1 visitor reception
- 4 lavatory facilities
The classrooms have modern technology including:
- 96 computers with high-speed internet access and installed software for designated coursework
- 6 LCD projection units
- 8 HP laser printers
So far my experience at The Travel Academy has been absolutely amazing. The knowledge of the instructors combined with the hands-on experience has been amazing and helped me to retain an abundance of information. Not only has the experience at the school been great, but the friends I have made will last a lifetime! I would recommend The Travel Academy to anyone looking to get into the travel industry!