Importance of Professionalism

The importance of professionalism in the travel industry is imperative. In order to succeed at The Travel Academy and in your career, you must be professional. The Travel Academy is unable to give strong recommendations to employers if unprofessionalism is demonstrated. To ensure success at The Travel Academy and in future travel positions, please read … Read more

Top Reasons Why Travel Agents Are Valuable

Travel agents are as valuable today as they were 20 years ago. Here are the top reasons why: A Travel Agent has More Knowledge and Skills Skilled at researching and having contacts to get answers fast for clients, travel agents are educated on many destinations and suppliers of hotels/resorts, car rental companies, and more. A … Read more

Ever Hear Of Home Based Travel Agents? Here’s Your Chance!

Have you ever heard of home based travel agents? Home based travel agents are travel agents that work from home, many times independently. Most of the home based travel agents are apart of a hosting agency for example, Travel Quest | Travel Leaders. This is the new generation of travel agents. Because of the new … Read more

Excellent Customer Service on the North Shore

Imagine working amidst private woods, lapping waves, and breathtaking views of massive Lake Superior. During my weekend reprieve to Larsmont Cottages, I was awe struck by the surrounding beauty of the property, and the high minded level of customer service from the front desk, waitstaff, chef, housekeeping, and guest services. This experience at Larsmont reminded … Read more

The Travel Academy Is Moving to Eagan Minnesota!

The Travel Academy is proud to announce that we are moving to Eagan, Minnesota on March 19th! Our new address is: 3140 Neil Armstrong Blvd, #220 Eagan, MN. 55121. We have outgrown our current office space in Bloomington and need a larger location. We have found the perfect space for our students and staff! We … Read more

All about Angelia!

Meet Angelia! The Travel Academy (TTA) has been busy interviewing some students! We wanted to know more about them! Name: Angelia From: Jackson, Mississippi Career most interested in: Flight attendant Why I chose TTA: I wanted to further my interest in the travel industry, specifically learning more about becoming a flight attendant. Experience so far at … Read more

Cruise Line Schooling! When Is It Your Time?

The Travel Academy is proud to announce that Mandy B has returned home and joined The Travel Academy Training team! Mandy was a 2005 graduate of The Travel Academy. Since then, Mandy has been a travel agent and trainer and has worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line as a trainer! Mandy will allow us to … Read more

Destination of the Week: London!

Cheers mates! Summer is the perfect time to visit one of the greatest destinations in the UK. From bars and pubs in Piccadilly Circus, to famous parks such as Hyde Park, history like Parliament and Westminster Abbey, art museums and theater, shopping, and the Royal family at Buckingham and Kensington Palace, there sure is something … Read more

Recent Flight Attendant Graduate Writes a Note to Students

In late October, Pinnacle Airlines | Delta Connection held a private open house at The Travel Academy for our graduates ONLY! They offered Elizabeth N., Dolly M., Faelynn H. and Der V. Flight Attendant positions. View a note from Elizabeth N. below! When I was Eighteen, I had a two-fold dream, to either become a … Read more