Geography for Travel Agents

Dear Future Travel Professional:

Congratulations on your decision to enter the travel & tourism industry.  I applaud your decision and wish you a fulfilling prosperous career.
As you can imagine, travel & tourism evolves as quickly as the world changes.  Politics, economics, geography, weather, cultural events, and a host of other factors continually affect travel & tourism business.  The paramount role of Academy Travel School is to encourage and facilitate professional development and continuous learning for individuals at all career stages.

Exploring the World book is designed to serve the needs of students planning career in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.  The book presents information about the most commonly requested destinations from the viewpoint of professionals working in the industry.

The book helps readers find answers to the following questions:

The aim is to:

  • Stimulate students imaginations and build on their spirit of adventure and love of travel while developing geographic literacy.
  • To give information about the world's most-visited destinations
  • To help students match travelers and destinations and develop informed skills
  • To give students hands-on practice in using traditional print and contemporary electronic resources
  • To increase students' familiarity with using maps to locate destinations and to help them understand the unique geographic information that can define a particular area.

Exploring the World opens the world to you like no other geography course you have experienced.

While the "science" of geography is unavoidable, you will see the world as travel-folks see it ... as a kaleidoscope of places, people and experiences just waiting to be sampled.

A companion workbook is also available to help reenforce what you have learned.


Getting Started Travel industry fundamentals that can lead to an exciting career in the travel industry!

Academy Travel School offers strong foundational training in the form of its popular Travel Introductory Program - the TRIPKit.



The TRIPKit curriculum is contained in two college-level textbooks and their supporting workbooks to help you master the fundamentals of the travel industry.  


1. Travel Career Development is the cornerstone of the program. Adopted by a number of college programs, you will learn the art of selling travel, the keys to servicing customers, the variety of experiences you may be selling, as the diverse career path available to you.




2. Exploring the World examines the physical and cultural angles of geography, plus a regional breakdown describing specific destinations and their attractions. Chapter summaries and discussion questions help expand your learning. This course is the foundation from which you will build a successful travel career. You will see the world as world travelers see it - a kaleidoscope of places, people and experiences waiting to be sampled.




Exploring the World
Geography for
Travel Professionals

5 week Program
for only $649!
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Chapter 1  Destination Geography
Chapter 2  The Eastern United States
Chapter 3  The Midwest
Chapter 4  The Western States, Alaska & Hawaii
Chapter 5  Canada
Chapter 6  Bermuda & West Indies
Chapter 7  Mexico & Central America
Chapter 8  South America & Antarctica
Chapter 9  The British Isles
Chapter 10  Northern Europe
Chapter 11  Eastern Europe
Chapter 12  Southern Europe
Chapter 13  Africa & Middle East
Chapter 14 Asia
Chapter 15  The Pacific

Special Testing at The Travel Institute
Geography for the Travel Professional Test

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