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Ashworth College Certifies Travel Agent Training Course

on Thursday, 17 October 2013.

Ashworth College, a leading online school, has added the Travel Agent Career Diploma course to its expanding list of certification preparation programs. After graduating from travel agent training, students may take the Travel Agent Proficiency Test administered by The Travel Institute.

For the benefit of its graduates, Ashworth College ( designed its travel agent training to better prepare students for careers as professional travel agents. Career education from an accredited college combined with a TAP Certificate of Proficiency assures employers that Ashworth graduates have the qualifications to become desirable job candidates.

"Having certification from such a well-respected company demonstrates our graduates have mastered the fundamental s of the travel agency" said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College Chief Academic Officer. "There are always an abundance of career opportunities for men and women in the travel industry and for those with Travel Agent Proficiency Certification the demand is even higher."

Dr. Gargiulo went on to cite U.S. Department of Labor statistics which indicate a growth in career opportunities in the travel agent industry. "It's estimated that by 2020, employment as a travel agent will rise by 10 percent, translating to 91,100 individuals employed in the travel field."

Ashworth's Travel Agent Training


The Certified Travel Agent Career Diploma program from Ashworth College is comprised of 11 in-depth lessons that are available for online study. Each lesson begins with a subject matter preview and objectives, an introductory note from the instructor, and a vocabulary builder of new words and terms. The certified course covers practical topics such as...

  • People and Places: Destination Geography
  • International Travel
  • Road and Rail Travel
  • Cruising
  • Building the Itinerary

As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its education programs and courses to fit within the student's budget as well as personal and career goals. Students are able to start studying at any time and learn at their own pace.

About Ashworth College

Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA. Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. For more information, visit

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