Travel Industry Associations
Career Quest Training Center is a member with the following associations:
Founded in 1990, the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN) is a travel industry trade association that represents and supports the home-based travel agency, the independent contractor who sells travel, and the outside travel agent. Some of their benefits include GDS access, specialty forms, errors and omissions insurance, Web page construction, health insurance, fAM trips and educational meetings.
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ASTAFounded in 1931, American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is a trade association that enhances the professionalism and profitability of member agents through effective representation in industry and government affairs, education and training, and by identifying and meeting the needs of the traveling public.
CLIAFounded in 1975, Cruise Line International International (CLIA) is an association that promotes cruising to both the
selling agents and the buying public through public relations and advertising as well as by training travel counselors. CLIA works in partnership with nearly 17,000 affiliated travel agencies throughout North America to ensure the highest caliber of cruise sales expertise and service for cruise vacationers.
Travel InstituteFounded in 1964, the Travel Institute (formerly known as ICTA) is an international non-profit organization that educates and certifies travel professionals at all stages of their career.