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11 September 2017 , 11:36 am

South African travel agents get professional recognition


Travel agents in South Africa will soon be able to apply for the official designation of Travel Practitioner (TPrac) following the accreditation of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) by the South African Qualifications Authority.

SAQA has recognised ASATA as a professional body and registered the professional designation Travel Practitioner on the National Qualifications Framework.

Years of preparation have led to ASATA becoming the first recognised professional body in the travel and tourism industry in South Africa. In addition to enhancing the professionalism of the travel industry, this designation will contribute to skills development and professional service delivery in the country’s travel and tourism sectors.

Professionalism is one of our core values. Members have signed a charter committing to professional service, ethical conduct and trustworthy behaviour so that the travelling public can travel with peace of mind. Bringing this designation to market shows how serious we take the professionalism of the travel industry.

By registering with the ASATA Professional Programme (APP), travel agents across South Africa will be able to update their professional profiles, including their qualification/s, knowledge, skills, experience and continuous professional development and submit for review by their line manager and ASATA to apply for the designation.

All South African travel agents can apply for the designation of Travel Practitioner.


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