ORLANDO, Fla. – January 13, 2015 – Tourico Holidays, a global leader in travel wholesale brokerage, today announced that after a successful inaugural year, the 10-week, in-house Travel Academy will continue four times a year indefinitely. In its first year of operation, the Tourico Travel Academy graduated 82 qualified travel professionals, 75 of which were hired by Tourico and are currently still with the company – a 91% retention rate.
The Tourico Holidays Travel Academy, which launched in January 2014, provides recent college graduates with valuable travel industry knowledge, business negotiation skills, and travel technology experience. Accepted students also receive full benefits, a base pay of $500 per week during the 10-week course, housing, a meal plan, laptops, cell phones, transportation and entertainment in the Orlando area. Upon completion of the program, graduates have the opportunity to join the global travel wholesaler and be a part of a Billion dollar company that has offices throughout the world. Four upcoming sessions will be held in 2015.
“As a company that’s growing rapidly in markets around the world, we saw the need for a consistent channel of qualified people to drive our business forward,” said Uri Argov, Founder and CEO of Tourico Holidays. “After one year of the Academy being operational, the in-house program has directly resulted in the addition of 75 new professionals that will be driving Tourico Holidays forward for years to come.”
The first session of 2015 launches on January 19 and is focused on training students in the technology sector of professional services. For this session, recruiters sought out emerging professionals from computer sciences, management information systems, mathematics, computer engineering and programming disciplines. The following two sessions in April and July will train students on sales and product development. The final session’s scope and date are yet to be determined.
“The Academy provides an exceptional opportunity for college graduates looking to get a leg up in a fun, well paying industry,” Argov said. “You learn from travel executives, like myself, and upon graduation, the opportunities of where you work and what you do are endless.”
To learn more about the Tourico Holidays Travel Academy, visit: www.THTravelAcademy.com.
About Tourico Holidays
Tourico Holidays is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotels, cruise lines, attractions, activities, vacation homes, car rentals, airlines and group travel. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,900 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.