Complaint Review: the travel academy
the travel academy lacking in quality travel agent training eagan Minnesota
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Travel Agent Training
The travel academy basically really only focuses on flight attendant training and is very very basic, airport codes, geography, some saftey ect. What they really teach is how to dress for success and how to interview. If you are wanting to become a travel agent i would search elsewhere. They teach you flight attendant training for about 4 days a week and travel agent related training for maybe 1 day out of the week and you have to endure the flight attendant training because it is part of the committment and course, therefore your interest level drastically dips because your simply not interested in the flight attendant line of work.
The teachers are nice but they really push you to recruit others for the programm. it seems like it is all about the money and not about your education. They had a real issue with housing but i think they have resolved that with the move to Eagan MN. Jackie who is a administer/counselor is very sweet and always ready to listen. PLEASE PLEASE do not fall for the Home Based Travel Agent they push on you unless you have a ready supply of clientel. Nobody wants to pay for air/hotel/car and then pay a service fee on top of it. people use you for the info and then go to orbitz/travelocity and anywhere else to book it themselves. those are what i call soul suckers! they steal the info you've given them. Even your best friends will do it to save a buck. If your looking to become a travel agent find something that entirely focuses on that and you won't regret it. don't waste $7000 dollars on a half-assed education from this place. Hope this helped
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