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Online Travel Agent Training Program

Introducing Penn Foster Travel Agent Course

Ashworth College is no longer accepting new enrollments into our Travel Agent Career Diploma program. If you’re considering a new career in the travel industry our partner school, Penn Foster, offers an online Travel and Tourism Specialist Career Diploma designed to help you learn how to become a successful travel agent on your schedule, from home.

Online booking may have opened a dream world of opportunities for travelers, but it can be a nightmare to navigate. With training, you can become a travel agent who sorts it all out and makes travel plans cost effective and exciting for your clients.

In our online Travel Agent Training program, software simulations and online lessons help you explore your skills as a travel organizer for leisure and business clients. Schedule your next career move as you complete the course in as few as four months. Earn your diploma and you will be prepped for your certification exam and ready to take on the world.

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Professional certification

Our Travel Agent certification training includes the cost of The Travel Institute Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) Test*. The proficiency test demonstrates your mastery of travel industry basics like selling skills, basic geography, and the items/products sold by travel counselors.

The Travel Institute

What you get

  • The Travel Institute Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) test (a $90 value)
  • Software: online reservation software simulations
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads


Job opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 81,700 people were employed as travel agents in 2016. While Internet bookings have reduced demand for travel agents, job prospects are best for specialists in specific destinations or types of travelers**.



Software simulations fast-track your work experience.


Quality career training that doesn’t break the bank.


You don't need to take a break from your job to pursue your diploma and a better future.


Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

A travel agent will coordinate custom travel plans to meet the requirements and travel preferences for individuals or businesses. This includes finding competitive rates on hotels, flights, trains, and car rentals as well as coordinating travel to meet specific travel dates.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2018 the median salary of a Travel agent is $38,700 per year***. This will depend on your position, experience, and the clients you have.

Yes. Since our Travel Agent course online is focused on travel agent certification training, you will get in-depth instruction in the important fundamentals of a travel agent career. By the time you graduate from our Travel Agent course online, you will have a solid grasp of the profession. In the comfort of home, you’ll build your skills and confidence so that you are ready to take theTravel Institute Travel Agent Proficiency Test, giving you a strong start to a great career.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

Ashworth College lets you learn how to become a travel agent in the comfort of home at a relaxed pace. We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your Travel Agent course online. A flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of Ashworth College.

Related programs

Enroll in our Travel Agent training, or explore our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs that can help you develop your own unique business in a worthwhile field.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.