Introducing Penn Foster Travel Agent Course

While PCDI is is no longer accepting new enrollments into our Travel Agent Professional Certification program, we’re excited to introduce you to our partner school, Penn Foster.

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If you’re considering a new career in the travel industry our partner school, Penn Foster, offers an online Travel and Tourism Specialist Career Diploma designed to help you learn how to become a successful travel agent on your schedule, from home.


Prepare for a New Career Online

With Penn Foster’s online Travel Agent Program, you’ll build the skills that can help you take the first step toward a new career in the field – all on your schedule, from home! You’ll also prepare to sit for the Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) exam offered by the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and The Travel Institute. Graduates receive a voucher to enroll in the Destination Specialist course at The Travel Institute to further their training. This course allows you to explore an area of personal interest and helps you prepare for travel additional agent certification by completing the Destination Specialist certification exam.

Why Penn Foster?

Penn Foster has been on a mission to help people like you obtain skills and achieve their career goals for more than 130 years. We provide students with a quality education that fits their busy lifestyle and budget, offering over 100 self-paced, career-relevant programs across our College, Career School, and High School. Every course is designed to work with your schedule, anytime, anywhere you want to study. With a focus on relevant skills and career prep for the job you’re after, Penn Foster can help you graduate with confidence and help provide a guide towards your career goals.

What You’ll Learn with Penn Foster

  • How to apply knowledge of travel costs including fees, taxes, discounts and other factors to calculate cost of travel accommodations for clients.
  • How to prepare or request transportation carrier tickets, and book transportation and hotel reservations.
  • How to apply your knowledge of physical and cultural geography to the field of travel and tourism.
  • How to compare accommodations, tickets, itineraries and travel packages to determine which will better suit clients.
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Learn More About the Penn Foster Experience

At Penn Foster, we think online learning can make a big difference in people's lives, and it should be available to everyone. That's why we've made our programs affordable and tailored to fit your needs. You can learn and improve your skills for the job you want, all at your own pace and on your own schedule.


What is Penn Foster?

PCDI is part of the Penn Foster Network. Penn Foster, PCDI’s partner school, has been a leading provider of distance education and online, career-focused training programs for over 130 years. Like PCDI, Penn Foster’s programs are affordable, fully online, and self-paced, allowing you to build skills and prepare for the job you want on your terms.