What to Expect
You’ll learn everything you need to know in one action-packed week in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. STAR University by Cruise Planners will teach you best practices for today’s travel environment. You’ll learn about business operations, marketing, technology tools and all facets of the travel industry, including Luxury, Group, Cruises, Land Tours, Resorts, Travel Insurance and more. The best part is, when you partner with Cruise Planners, you’ll benefit from continued training, networking opportunities and back-end support to automate and optimize your travel business.
Your STAR University Certification
With nearly 30 years’ experience in the travel sector, Cruise Planners, is the nation’s largest home-based travel advisor franchise network. Our proven training program, STAR University, was developed to provide a multi-faceted curriculum for travel agents at any stage in their career. Our training program integrates the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) certification, and several cruise line and land tour company trainings with Cruise Planners’ core travel agent training modules. Graduating travel agents will be Certified Cruise Planners® Experts (CCPE), and will be ready to sell travel!
The CLIA Certification
CLIA is the world’s largest cruise industry trade entity, providing a unified voice and is the most prominent authority of the global cruise community. On behalf of its members, associates, and partners, the organization helps support regulations and practices that foster an organized, efficient, and sustainable cruise ship environment, and advocates for high-quality travel experiences for the more than 30 million passengers who cruise yearly. The CLIA network consists of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river, and specialty cruise companies; a distinctly skilled and certified travel agent network, and integral industry stakeholders, such as ports & destinations, ship improvement vendors and commercial enterprise offerings. CLIA represents 95% of the sector’s ocean-going cruise fleets, in addition to over 60,000 travel advisors (including you one day), and 15,000 of the most important travel corporations in the international industry.
Become A Travel Agent Online
After your initial training coursework at STAR University, you’ll have the continued resource of over 100 online travel agent training courses available from the convenience of your home, or anywhere in the world. You’ll become a master travel agent at your preferred pace. STAR University is designed to assist our advisors in training and veteran advisors alike to maximize income and manage their independent travel agent businesses more successfully and efficiently. If you prefer an in-person learning experience, you should keep reading!
Learn The Industry in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida!
Virtual learning, although convenient to many, just isn’t for everyone. If you prefer an in-person learning experience, Cruise Planners hosts STAR University training seminars six times a year in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. Enjoy an action-packed week loaded with interactive training seminars and group classes geared to help you not only learn the ins and outs of the travel industry, but also learn best practices in launching your own successful business as a Cruise Planners® Travel Advisor. We even provide the resources to help you develop affordable, quality video commercials to separate yourself from the competition, and bring your personal brand to life!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
With a STAR University Certification, you’ll establish a firm grasp on all things travel, including: