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Travel Industry Recovers-Training New Agents

Career News Service - For too long travel agents had a bad rap. People felt they can get deals that were just as good-or better-by using their own phone or computer, and avoiding that extra step of using an agent.

Add to that a recession that forced companies to cut back on all company travel and the agents lost another big part of their revenue.

But as the economy rebounds, and travelers once again begin to appreciate the luxury of using travel agents for better flights, seating, and often pricing-the industry is again looking for travel agent professionals.

That's the assessment of Travel Leaders Group  ( has opened registration for its first training module of its new Travel Leaders of Tomorrow ( initiative.

The first training module us being offered this month, (April).  The goal of Travel Leaders of Tomorrow is to attract and train new talent into the flourishing travel industry, as well as to place qualified participants into an increasing number of travel agencies now needing knowledgeable and skilled travel agent professionals.
"A travel agent career is suddenly fashionable once again," asserted Heather Kindred, Program Director for Travel Leaders of Tomorrow. "According to a recent study by IBISWorld - a leading market research firm respected for its long-range forecasting of industries - travel agencies are among the eight hottest industries for 2013. Their research indicated that travel agencies provide entrepreneurs with some of the best opportunities of any industry.  As entrepreneurs carefully contemplate careers as travel agents, we want them to know that Travel Leaders of Tomorrow can make it a reality."
Participants who successfully complete a Travel Leaders of Tomorrow program and who are placed into one of the more than 6,000 Travel Leaders Group wholly-owned, franchised or member agencies throughout the United States may qualify to earn back part of their tuition - up to $1,000 - as well as a cruise on Azamara Club Cruises.

Azamara Club Cruises and Marriott are the latest travel supplier partners committed to collaborating with Travel Leaders of Tomorrow in the development of new talent for the travel industry. Other partners include Celebrity Cruises, Delta Air Lines, Funjet Vacations, Globus Family of Brands, Hertz, MLT Vacations, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Sabre Travel Network, Travel Guard and Travel Insured International. ###


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