COMPANY INSIDER NEWS
November 11, 2017
October 26, 2017
Staff meeting with Carnival Cruise this morning. Plenty of specials and new ship developments. We are now booking all Carnival ships through 2019. Contact us at 202-656-4801 to get the best dates first.
Our Executive Travel Consultant Marie Frasure has complete training through IBCCES University and has achieve the status of Certified Autism Travel Professional. A Certified Autism Travel Professional™ (CATP) is defined as a professional who has demonstrated that they are both knowledgeable and capable of providing support and travel related services to an individual on the autism spectrum as well as their family.
The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) is a certification programs to travel professionals who help families and individuals with special needs prepare for their perfect vacation.
A Certified Autism Travel Professional has the ability to provide travel solutions to a $262 billion underserved market, gain knowledge and access into a brand-new customer base, personal recognition for your expertise in the fastest growing market in the travel industry.
The training consisted of ten (10) areas of competencies:
– What is Autism?
Explore what autism is, Gain knowledge and skills required to give the confidence to effectively communicating when booking autism – related travel.
• Types of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Signs of Symptoms, Characteristics, Red Flags
• Diagnosis of Autisms Spectrum Disorder
• Recognition of individual strengths in an individual with autism
• Treatment strategies for individuals with autism
– Selling into Autism;
Over $262 billion a year is spent on autism – related services in the U.S. Breakdown of Target Market; vs other leading markets.
• Statistics and latest research
• Exploring autism certified options
• Travel professional gifting options
– Breakdown of Target Market
With a 600% in diagnosis, and 1/68 children being somewhere on the spectrum, autism affects everybody in some form or another. Explore the market opportunities and how to sell this growing industry,
• Latest statistic
• Survey results
• Worldwide travel options
• Increase in autism certified options
– Sensory Awareness
Learn about the daily sensory challenges individuals on the spectrum experience and learn to tailor packages around these needs. Gain the tools they need to confidentially
• Autism Sensitivity Guide
• Tips for accommodating sensitivity concerns