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At Traveling North, we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service. That's why we place a strong emphasis on certifications, education, and specialized training. Our team has a variety of certifications and specialized training related to the travel industry, including professional development courses. We are also committed to continuous learning and development, ensuring that our team is always up to date on the latest industry trends and best practices.

Certified Travel Associate

Local Travel Professional Earns Certification From the Travel Institute

Cecily North-Rudow, CTA® of Traveling North Agency in Castle Rock, recently earned the distinguished Certified Travel Associate, or CTA, designation from The Travel Institute, the travel industry's benchmark for educational excellence and the only travel organization offering certification for travel professionals' varying levels of expertise. 

"Earning my elite certification status not only demonstrates my commitment to life-long learning, but also a commitment to my clients who will be better served because of my increased knowledge and skills," said North-Rudow.

The Certified Travel Associate, CTA®, designation is awarded by The Travel Institute to travel professionals who complete a rigorous training program, including closed-book, proctor-administered testing, to demonstrate extensive industry knowledge and experience and the highest standards of travel professionalism. In addition, CTAs are required to fulfill stringent continuing education requirements each year.

The CTA curriculum focuses on the essential skills needed to succeed as a frontline travel counselor - selling, customer service, destinations, niche markets and communication. The CTA is also the first step in earning the coveted Certified Travel Counselor designation.

Cecily has been a travel counselor for 8 years and has sent more than 75 clients on vacation experiences around the world. She specializes in multigenerational, group and adults-only travel. Cecily's other professional recognitions include a membership with ASTA and the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.

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