If you’ve already read About This Blog and seen my Travel Map, you should have a general sense of my personal travel experience and interests. What follows are qualifications and recognitions (some small, some significant) of my work as a travel agent. Consider it a graphical resume and list of references. Please feel free to leave comments or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a vacation interest inventory. Thanks for watching!
Signature Travel Expert Certification requires ~40 hours of instruction on Signature services and systems and ~40-60 hours of supplier education. I completed that certification three years ago and now annually recertify to update my knowledge of Signature Travel Network’s systems and services.
The Signature Travel Network randomly solicits clients for feedback. This client recently took her family to Disneyland to celebrate Halloween. I have only received 10/10 on all feedback received by STN.
A librarian colleague asked me to plan their Disneyland trip. It was successful enough that her Southern Caifornian friends wanted a copy of the itinerary I had prepared.
MouseEarVacations requires all of their agents to annually renew their CDK certification so that we have current knowledge of Disney vacation products and services. It has become one of my New Year’s traditions.
Most travel suppliers offer an agent education program and as part of my work with the Signature Travel Network, agents are strongly encouraged to complete a number of these. Holland American Line is based in Seattle and is one of the largest operators of mid-size cruise ships (offering cruises worldwide). Their Seattle departures include itineraries to Alaska, Hawaii and the North American West Coast.
Thank you notes from a coworker for whom I’d planned his first WDW trip.
Facebook post from my first client.
Response when I announced on Facebook about my new venture
Certifies that I have knowledge of standard tourist destinations in Hong Kong. Already knew much of this based on the week that I stayed in the city.
My diploma from the College of Disney Knowledge indicating that I am an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
A client asked her young son to draw his favorite ride from a recent Disneyland trip