The Travel Institute releases new online version of Exploring The World destination resource

A kaleidoscope of possibilities, the easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide is written for travel agents by travel agents and goes beyond simple geography with fingertip access to synthesized, nuanced destination information and anecdotes.

The Travel Institute is starting the year with its new online version of Exploring the World, the well-known and well-regarded destination reference guide that gives frontline agents easy access to the destination content that matters to them most.

With content migrated from the current, 400+-page, 4th print edition, the new interactive, online version brings destinations around the world alive through 15 chapters filled with interactive maps, vibrant photography, graphics, chapter objectives and summaries, as well as search capabilities and student progress tracking.The ultimate resource for both new agents and industry veterans, Exploring the World does an agent’s homework for them – cutting through endless streams of internet data for a clear ‘what to do and see, when to go, and how to get around’ look at the top cities, countries and regions of the world. Having the content online makes it even easier for agents to be successful,explained Guida Botelho, CTIE, director of training, The Travel Institute. 

A kaleidoscope of possibilities, the easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide is written for travel agents by travel agents and goes beyond simple geography with fingertip access to synthesized, nuanced destination information and anecdotes. Shared from a travel enthusiast’s perspective, manageable and meaningful overviews of destinations feature key highlights and attractions as well as logistical details such as culture, climate, transportation, accommodations and more.There really is no such thing as a truly global destination specialist. That’s why Exploring the World is the single most important tool frontline agents can have. The more you know about these elements from a traveler’s perspective, the more able you are to meet and exceed expectations, Botelho explained.

A stand-alone course, the Exploring the World textbook is also bundled with 1TRIPKIT, The Travel Institute’s flagship introductory training course and the industry’s leading entry-level education program, which is used by both individuals and many agencies for new agent training. “The Travel Institute’s Exploring The World is simply the best geography textbook on the market. Easy to navigate with up-to-date content and beautiful imagery, taking this content online enhances our curriculum as well as access for our students, especially those overseas,offered Professor Vivienne Sario, director for the College of Southern Nevada’s Tourism, Convention and Event Planning Program, which offers a Bachelor of Applied Science, or BAS, degree for students pursuing a career in travel.

First published 20 years ago in 2001, the guide is affordably priced in line with The Travel Institute’s ongoing mission as a non-profit serving to advance travel industry education. Both the print and online versions include a companion workbook to reinforce learning and retention.