The Travel Professor
Join me on a journey across the broad spectrum of interesting travel topics. We’ll discuss destinations domestic and abroad, some familiar and some off the beaten path. We take a look at suppliers like cruise lines, air carriers and tour operators and find their bargains and special offerings. Got questions? Email

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Advanced travel degree from MLT University

I recently had the opportunity to attend MLT University. My course of study included more than 40 classes taught by destination experts. Each class was packed full with in-depth destination information, sightseeing options and updated property information.

This year’s MLT University line-up of classes included every major leisure travel destination throughout the U.S., including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

My elective classes included learning more about Delta Vacations and Continental Airlines Vacations packages along with Romance Honeymoons and Destination Wedding packages. These two carriers fly to most of the world’s most popular vacation spots and they offer some great prices and value added package getaways.

The resounding theme in all sessions was “now is the time to travel’! There is a world of added value affordably priced tour packages available. Many of the suppliers compared their current rates to price ranges that date back to the 1990s.

The capstone educational event was a tradeshow where I had to meet with over 200 hotel and destination partners and discuss their 2010 vacation offerings.

I’d be glad to share my knowledge about what’s new for 2010 with you so email

Be kind to your travel agent! Get out of town!