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ACTA offers four levels of Endorsement:

  • Two Star...
  • Three Star..
  • Four Star...
  • Five Star...,

Similar to hotel star rating systems, a travel program receives stars based on the number of inclusions it offers, for example:  travel services specific curriculum hours, field placement, live GDS training.

If a travel program does not meet all the criteria for Full Endorsement then Provisional Endorsement (P) may be granted for a maximum of two years, while they works towards satisfying the additional criteria.

CDI COLLEGE-CALGARY
CDI COLLEGE-EDMONTON
GRANT MACEWAN UNIVERSITY
MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE
ROBERTSON COLLEGE-CALGARY
SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (S.A.I.T.)

CDI COLLEGE

Travel & Tourism Program

Trimac House, Ste 100-800 5th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 3T6
Phone: 403-232-6410
Fax: 403-266-0830

Turn your passion for travel into an exciting career in seven short months!! The travel and tourism industry is the largest employment sector in the world and it offers many travel-related rewards.  The Travel and Tourism program combines technical computer training with the necessary sales skills for a career-focused education.  You will learn to operate the two main computer reservation systems used in Canadian travel agencies; Apollo and SABRE.  

In addition, you will learn about worldwide destinations, cruises, ticketing & tariffs, sales & marketing and travel agency operations.  After graduation, you can successfully compete for jobs at tour operating companies, airlines, travel agencies, cruise companies, tourism bureaus, hotels and car rental companies.

CDI COLLEGE

Travel & Tourism Program

9939 Jasper Ave. P.O. Box 30
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2W8
Phone: 780-424-6650
Fax: 780-425-3263
Website: www.cdicollege.com

Turn your passion for travel into an exciting career in seven short months!! The travel and tourism industry is the largest employment sector in the world and it offers many travel-related rewards.  The Travel and Tourism program combines technical computer training with the necessary sales skills for a career-focused education.  You will learn to operate the two main computer reservation systems used in Canadian travel agencies; Apollo and SABRE.  

In addition, you will learn about worldwide destinations, cruises, ticketing & tariffs, sales & marketing and travel agency operations.  After graduation, you can successfully compete for jobs at tour operating companies, airlines, travel agencies, cruise companies, tourism bureaus, hotels and car rental companies.

GRANT MACEWAN UNIVERSITY

Travel Program

5-306, 10700 - 104th Ave.
Edmonton, AB  T5J 4S2
Phone: 780-497-5252
Fax: 780-497-5209
Website: www.macewan.ca/travel

In just 13 months, students will develop the skills Canada 's travel industry demands most: communications, sales techniques, customer service and automation. They'll take an in-depth look at the world's tourist destinations and learn what motivates travellers to visit them. They'll also develop an understanding of the growing travel market and the technology used to sell North American and International travel.

MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE

Global Tourism & Marketing Diploma Program

299 College Dr. S.E.
Medicine Hat, AB  T1A 3Y6
Phone: 403-504-3591
Toll-Free 1-866-282-8394
Fax: 403-504-3512
Website: www.mhc.ab.ca/gtm

We offer two programs: a two-year Global Tourism and Marketing diploma program and a one-year Tourism Professional Certificate. The diploma offers a major in Tourism or Marketing. All units in the core curriculum are covered with emphasis on hands-on instruction using the APOLLO airline reservation system. Students complete a series of career experience practicums to help them determine their area(s) of interest. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in the International Hospitality and Culture course which involves traveling overseas.

ROBERTSON COLLEGE-CALGARY (P)

Travel & Tourism Program

300-417- 14th Street NW, Room N501D
Calgary, AB  T2N 2A
Phone: 403-920-0070
Fax: 403-263-8176
Email: info@robertsoncollege.com

TPI Robertson Travel is a very valuable asset to the travel program at Robertson College.  The students are benefiting in many ways.  They are able to research and respond to live bookings using the agent websites for all suppliers and have hands on training in many programs such as live Sabre, Sabre Vacations, Sabre Cruise Vacations, Client Base Browser and Marketing Programs. 

All students also assist in creating marketing materials as well as research and create material for the TPI Robertson distribution of brochures for the agency.

SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
(S.A.I.T.)

Travel & Tourism Diploma Program

1301 - 16th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB  T2M 0L4
Phone: 403-210-5627
Fax: 403-284-7034

Website: www.sait.ca

The program consists of four 15 week semesters, plus an eight week professional internship between the first and second year of study. Learners receive “hands on” training utilizing the latest travel technology with their SAIT issued and maintained laptop computers. Courses in airline systems, tours, computer reservations, tourism geography, marketing, selling customer service, accounting, events coordination, travel and tourism law, and entrepreneurial studies create a well rounded graduate. In the second year of studies students continue to integrate theory with practical experience by operating “Destinations”, our live classroom, student operated travel office serving the SAIT Community.