Travel and Tourism Specialist Diploma
Penn Foster College

Program Details

Penn Foster’s Travel and Tourism Specialist program trains students for a future as a Travel and Tourism Specialist. In the program, students learn how to use computerized reservation systems, tour and vacation packages, the key tourist destinations, and how to start a Travel and Tourist agency.

The program begins by offering an overview of the tourism industry, including types of transportation companies, trade organizations, and travel services such as attractions, food, and lodging. In a two-part course on air travel, students study the types of airplanes and flights, infant and child travel, flight services, airline ticketing, and how to handle reservations made over the phone. Students receive training in world geography as it relates to travel, both nationally and internationally. Individuals learn the requirements for international travel, customs regulations, arrival and departure procedures, and market exchange rates. Part of being a Travel and Tourism Specialist involves being knowledgeable about car rentals and services. The students learn how to book a car, rent via computer, seating and accommodations, and the major U.S. travel routes.

Students learn corporate and group travel, such as group business travel meetings, incentive events, and services provided by agencies and suppliers.

Penn Foster’s Travel and Tourism Specialist program teaches students the fundamentals of geography, air travel, and vacation systems to ensure students are prepared for employment in this field.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster College is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.

Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Open Admission