For those interested in joining the exciting world of travel, Santa Barbara Travel will be offering a travel advisor training class in both Santa Barbara and Ventura. The program, starting January 22 is designed to teach students about the travel trade, popular and exotic tourist destinations, and how to market and arrange accommodations and transportation for prospective clients.

Head Instructor Melinda Kornder comments, “One of the best ways to get the best employees to work with our company is to train them ourselves and pass on our travel expertise to the next generation. I am looking for students with the following qualities: Competence, Compassion and Commitment. I can add confidence through further education.” Interested parties may be professionals considering a career in travel or approaching retirement. Classes will be held in Santa Barbara and Ventura, and limited to 10 students per class. The tuition is $495.00 per student.

This is the second time that Santa Barbara Travel has offered this course. In January 2012, the course was held in Ventura. Six of those graduates are now working for Santa Barbara Travel. Interested parties can contact Melinda Kornder or Sue Shelby at 805-650-6999 or click here

Award-winning Santa Barbara Travel Bureau is the largest travel company in the Santa Barbara & Ventura area, specializing in corporate & leisure travel as well as meeting, group and event coordination. A member in the by-invitation-only Virtuoso luxury travel network, brings a host of unique travel opportunities and exclusive values to their clients and access to the world’s best tour companies, hotels and cruise lines. In business since 1947, the company is privately owned by Charles and David de L’Arbre. Three office locations are in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Ventura. Click here for website.


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