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NTA teamed with Temple University's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management to develop the most comprehensive and specialized certification program in the industry. Packaged travel professionals who obtain, and maintain, their CTP designation demonstrate to the industry that they are experienced, knowledgeable and motivated professionals who care about the industry and the colleagues with whom they work. The CTP is considered the hallmark of professional competency and excellence in the packaged travel industry.

With the CTP program, you are doing more than taking a few classes. You are learning from a program that was developed by and for packaged travel professionals. It is customized to meet your specific needs. And, more than that, it is ongoing. With the new program, professionals stay current with the industry through recertification of their CTP every five years.

NTA's CTP program was the first of its kind for packaged travel, established more than 20 years ago. Today, it is still the best, most specialized and comprehensive program in the industry.

Start along your path to continuing education today by achieving the CTP designation.

Becoming a CTP is now more affordable than ever. NTA members now pay only $150 upon enrollment. If you complete the program and graduate within two years of enrollment, that is all you pay! If you do not complete the program in two years, that's OK. However, you must pay the full $600 enrollment fee prior to graduating. You'll be invoiced the $450 once your two-year term expires.

For more information, please contact

Phillip Strunk

Education and Research Manager  

"I chose to be part of the charter class of the CTP program because I wanted to show our industry and our travelers the high value our company places on education. This, in turn, demonstrates a desire to better understand and serve our travelers. The revamped CTP should become the benchmark in continuing education in the travel industry."

-Rick Pharr, CTP, Charter Class Graduate CTN Travels, Midland, North Carolina


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