This blog has been re-posted from a February 2021 Tourism Academy post.  Content on the Group Experience site has been updated with permission from the Tourism Academy.

The travel and tourism industry is constantly adjusting and adapting to meet the changing needs of consumers.  Your job as a travel professional is to stay ahead of the curve.  Competition is fierce – a 2019 U.S.Travel Association report showed 15.8 million American jobs are supported by travel.  That’s a lot of people trying to be the best at what they do.

Get the Edge

Get the edge by advancing your career with online travel training.  Online training keeps you connected with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Travelers are seeking new experiences and technology is changing how we reach them.  Global trends like COVID-19 are driving discussions and prompting many tourism sectors to rethink how they manage and market their destinations.

Stay relevant with the tourism essentials you need to succeed.  Online travel training allows you to explore your skills and cultivate new ones.


What Can You Do?

Business Management

Management training is constantly evolving.  Stay current with today’s methodology and best practices with a business management course.

Brush up on what it takes to build a high-performance team or improve your leadership skills.  Learn what it takes to motivate your staff or stay on top of the travel industry’s latest policy developments.

Make your management portfolio more robust with an online business management course!



A fundamental element of working in travel and tourism is the ability to communicate with clients and colleagues across the globe.

Try an online communications course to improve both verbal and written interactions. Speaking and writing are not everyone’s strong suits.  We’ve all been in a room with the most boring presenter on the planet or gotten an email packed with errors.  It’s cringe-worthy!

Wherever you land on the “ability to communicate” spectrum, you can always up your game.

Understanding what it takes to lead a meeting, present at a conference, or more effectively deal with multicultural contacts gives you a definite advantage in an inherently global industry.  Learn from the experts how to improve your communication skills!


Sales and Marketing 

Travel and tourism is the world’s leading industry, hands down.  The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) found that travel and tourism accounted for 10.1% of the world’s 2017 spending on accommodations, food, entertainment, transportation, and investments by travel companies.

That’s a LOT of successful sales and marketing!  Find out how to sell your product better and smarter by paying attention to industry trends, marketing strategies, public relations campaigns, and the all-important sales funnel.

Featured Course:  Grow Your Business by Spotting Tourism Expansion & Development Patterns

There are a million and one ways to improve your sales and marketing.  Find a course that makes sense for your travel and tourism business and start growing your sales!


Productivity Training

The goal of any business (outside of mega sales, of course) is to be as efficient and productive as possible.  We want to streamline our operations and get the most from our teams.

Taking a deep dive into productivity training may seem a little daunting, but you can make it easier by breaking it down by the topics that your business needs.

For example, many of us have transitioned to remote work.  Perhaps an introduction to best work from home practices is helpful.  Time management is always a hot topic, as are ideas for motivating your staff.

Learn how to sustain and maintain your competitive edge in the featured course

Building High-Performance Teams for a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

The best thing about this course is that it’s broken into easily digestible, 30-minute chunks of valuable information.  You don’t have to spend a ton of time extracting the important bits!


The Tourism Academy Takes The Lead in Online Travel Training

The Tourism Academy is the leading name in online travel training with ‘education that takes you places.’  It’s a comprehensive resource hub for all sectors of the travel and tourism industry.

Destinations Beyond Expectations host Stevie G. sits down with Stephen Ekstrom, Chief Strategist of the Tourism Academy, for an in-depth conversation about the Tourism Academy’s fresh take on educating travel and tourism professionals.  Listen in to find out how The Tourism Academy can benefit you…


Your journey toward career growth, professional success, and personal fulfillment starts here… on your own time and at your own pace!  Whether you’re a DMO, travel organization, tour operator, or an individual seeking professional growth, The Tourism Academy will support you every step of the way. Your resume will never look better!