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ORGANIZATIONS

Alliance of Canadian Travel Associations (ACTA)
130 Albert Street, Suite 1705
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5G4
(613) 237-3657
Web site: http://www.acta.ca
This is an association to which many Canadian travel agents belong.

American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
1101 King Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-2782
Web site: http://www.astanet.com
ASTA is the leading organization for travel professionals. Check the Education/Careers section of its Web site to get information on travel schools.

Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA)
148 Linden Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(800) 542-4282
Web site: http://www.icta.com
ICTA trains and certifies travel professionals. Their Web site can help you find schools near you and can help you plan your travel career.

International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN)
300 Garden City Plaza, Suite 342
Garden City, NY 11530-3302
(516) 663-6000
>e-mail: info@iatan.org
Web site: http://www.iatan.org/index.htm
IATAN has many services travel agents can use. Check their Web site for travel videos and information on training.

WEB SITES

CNN.com Travel
http://www.cnn.com/TRAVEL
CNN has stories about travel to foreign countries, maps, and information about the travel industry.

National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/siteindex/index.html#top
Check out the Maps and Geography section or the Travel section of this site for great resources.

TravelChannel.com
http://travel.discovery.com
The Travel Channel features stories on travel to locations all over the world. Their Web site has information on destinations, a free newsletter, and a store where you can buy travel videos.

SCHOOLS

Travel Agent University
Web site: http://www.tauniv.com
Sponsored by Travel Agent magazine, this online school offers classes you can take from home.

Travel Education Center (TEC)
Web site: http://www.traveleducation.com/Welcome.html
TEC is an online travel career program. They offer a sixteen-week course that can be taken from your home computer.

BOOKS

Eberts, Marjorie, Linda Brothers, and Ann Gisler. Careers in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons, 1997.
An overview of what a travel agent does is included in this book about travel careers.

Farr, J. Michael. America's Top Jobs for People without a Four-Year Degree. Fifth ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, Inc., 2001.
This book provides a general overview of what a travel agent does.

Krannich, Ronald, and Caryl Rae Krannich. Jobs for People Who Love to Travel: Opportunities at Home and Abroad. Third ed. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 1999.
This book provides general information on a career as a travel agent.

PERIODICALS

National Geographic Traveler
Web site: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler
Learn about exciting places all over the world with the stories and pictures in this magazine.

Travel Agent
One Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 951-6600
Travel Agent has news and other information helpful to travel agents.

Travel Weekly
(800) 360-0015
e-mail: twcrossroads@cahners.com
Travel Weekly is a good magazine to read to learn all about the travel industry.

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