NEW YORK -- Seminars sponsored by the Israel Government Tourist
Office in the U.S. qualify for professional certification programs,
according to the Israel Ministry of Tourism here.
The Institute of Certified Travel Agents announced that IGTO
seminars qualify as a continuing-education programs for certified
travel agents and certified travel counselors.
Participants attending an Israel travel agents' seminar earn
one-and-a-half continuing education units (CEUs) out of the total
of 10 that are required to maintain certified status.
The IGTO seminars are offered throughout the year. For details
on dates and locations, contact the IGTO Northeast regional office
at (212) 499-5650; the Midwest office at (312) 782-4306; the
Western region at (800) 596-1199 or (323) 658-7462, or the Southern
region at (800) 472-6364 or (972) 991-9097/8.
In addition, agents can earn seven CEUs by participating in the
Israel course of the Travel Agent University on line at www.tauniv.com.
Graduates of the on-line course receive a diploma from the
Israel Ministry of Tourism and a listing as a certified Israel
travel counselor on the Web site, special offers from program
co-sponsors and sales leads generated by the ministry's
Israel Ministry of Tourism InfoCenter
Phone: (888) 77-ISRAEL
E-mail: [email protected]