Considering an Online Travel and Tourism Certification?

Penn Foster Career School, the school below with the highest ranking, has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in travel and tourism to become successful travel agents, tourism agents, tourism specialists, tour guides, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 76,990 individuals employed as travel agents in America, and their average annual salary is $32,450. Travel guides make on average $33,300 per year and there are about 4,270 of them employed today .

Travel and Tourism Common Job Tasks
  • promoting these services using telemarketing direct mail and the internet
  • reporting any medical problems
  • developing lodging and dining specials
Popular Journals & Magazines Travel and Tourism Organizations

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Travel and Tourism Specialist

Learn how to become a Travel and Tourism Specialist - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School. The Penn Foster Career School Travel and Tourism Specialist distance-learning program can be your passport to an exciting future as a Travel and Tourism Specialist. Train quickly and conveniently and learn the skills you need to succeed. You'll learn: * How Travel and Tourism Specialists use Computerized Reservation Systems * The key tourist destinations throughout the world * About tour and vacation packages * How to start your own Travel and Tourism agency And you'll learn it all at home — no classroom needed

Travel & Tourism

The travel and tourism industry continues to grow and provide career opportunities - in Canada and around the world. CDI College's Travel and Tourism program teaches the unique combination of skills you need to succeed in this booming field such as world geography, sales and marketing skills, computer training, and customer service. You will learn essential skills like the operation of Apollo and SABRE, the two main computer reservation systems used in Canadian travel agencies. You'll also learn about tariffs and travel agency operations, cruises, and ticketing. Career options for graduates of this program include flight attendant jobs, tour operator roles, travel agent careers and more. Salary ranges for these roles vary, but travel and tourism jobs can be lucrative and highly rewarding.


Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Travel Agent program is designed to teach students about national and international air travel, corporate travel, visas, passports, and creating an itinerary. Students have the opportunity to learn about North American aviation and airports, road and rail travel, and cruises. Classes are also intended to teach about the hospitality industry, meetings and marketing, computer reservations system, and building a passenger name record. Students in this program are provided with an illustrated lesson book, study guides, and career search and time management guides.

Travel and Tourism Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Travel and Tourism Schools (campus and online)

New York University
Total Programs 204
Number of Subjects 146
Rank in USA 13th
Texas A & M University
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 135
Rank in USA 36th
George Washington University
Total Programs 194
Number of Subjects 171
Rank in USA 52nd
University of Central Florida
Total Programs 136
Number of Subjects 140
Rank in USA 71st
Rochester Institute of Technology
Total Programs 1
Number of Subjects 108
Rank in USA 137th
Florida International University
Total Programs 129
Number of Subjects 139
Rank in USA 197th
Northern Arizona University
Total Programs 206
Number of Subjects 156
Rank in USA 225th
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 170
Number of Subjects 143
Rank in USA 254th
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Total Programs 143
Number of Subjects 134
Rank in USA 282nd
Central Connecticut State University
Total Programs 110
Number of Subjects 109
Rank in USA 372nd
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Total Programs 146
Number of Subjects 127
Rank in USA 419th
University of New Haven
Total Programs 118
Number of Subjects 106
Rank in USA 438th
Concord University
Total Programs 42
Number of Subjects 54
Rank in USA 454th
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 135
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 462nd
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Total Programs 123
Number of Subjects 121
Rank in USA 489th
Hawaii Pacific University
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 65
Rank in USA 589th
Arizona State University
Total Programs 8
Number of Subjects 108
Rank in USA 730th
Bryan University
Total Programs 13
Number of Subjects 32
Rank in USA 754th
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Total Programs 171
Number of Subjects 156
Rank in USA 786th
International Business College-Indianapolis
Total Programs 17
Number of Subjects 34
Rank in USA 855th