“Earning my elite certification status not only demonstrates my commitment to life-long learning, but also a commitment to our company and clients who will be better served because of my increased knowledge and skills,” said Dr. Hardersen, who is also a Certified Tour Ambassador for the Tucson area.
The Certified Travel Associate, CTA®, designation is awarded by The Travel Institute to travel professionals who complete a rigorous training program, including closed-book, proctor-administered testing, to demonstrate extensive industry knowledge and experience and the highest standards of travel professionalism. In addition, CTAs are required to fulfill stringent continuing education requirements each year.
The CTA curriculum focuses on the essential skills needed to succeed as a frontline travel counselor – selling, customer service, destinations, niche markets, and communication. The CTA is also the first step in earning the coveted Certified Travel Counselor designation.
“This accomplishment is yet another step toward developing a truly transformational travel company in the United States,” said Dr. Hardersen. “By becoming a truly comprehensive, forward-looking company that offers tour operator and travel agency services, while also emphasizing travel that connects people and promoting a sustainable travel vision for the future, we think we offer something different and better to the traveling public.”
Trouvaille Travel has been located in Tucson for almost three years. Trouvaille is a unique, hybrid travel company that specializes in both local and global small group travel experiences, business-to-business travel services, as well as offering travel agency services to the general public.
To learn more about Trouvaille and how Dr. Hardersen can help with travel plans, call 1.800.983.3652, visit Trouvaille online at https://www.trouvailletravel.org, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A collaborative industry effort created in 1964, The Travel Institute is the global leader in industry education and certification for travel professionals. Through innovative educational opportunities, professional certification programs, and customized learning solutions, The Travel Institute enables agent success by instilling a high standard of industry knowledge, professionalism, and excellence. Throughout North America, many successful agents and high-profile leaders credit their success to coursework from The Travel Institute.