Texas Border Business
Austin, Texas – Fatima Garcia, Operations Manager of the Mission Event Center, has completed all coursework toward her Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) designation from Travel & Tourism College, a program of the Texas Travel Alliance. In addition to completing the coursework, Ms. Garcia also completed a capstone project required for the certification designation.
Travel & Tourism College (TTC) provides participants with an intensive professional education full of marketing, leadership and management courses taught by college professors and seasoned travel and tourism professionals from around the country.
Over the past three years, Ms. Garcia attended TTC courses that covered such topics as hands-on strategies for handling any crisis situation, how to create eco-friendly, sustainable tourism products, management excellence, building relationships with stakeholders, trends of leisure travelers, positively outrageous customer service, essential strategies for tourism marketing success, and how relationships affect advocacy and engagement.
“I am amazed by the amount of innovative solutions and ideas that I was able to bring back over these past three years, many of which I have implemented,” said Fatima Garcia. “If your passion is Travel, Tourism and Hospitality like me, I highly recommend this program to anyone wishing to move their career forward in the Travel and Tourism Industry,” Ms. Garcia added.
“With this CTE designation, Fatima has taken her career a step further, increasing her knowledge and expertise in all aspects of travel & tourism marketing and management,” said Dan Decker, President & CEO, Texas Travel Alliance. “She has increased her knowledge on current trends in the Travel Industry, social media and research, and is prepared to take on new and larger responsibilities within the Travel Industry.”
Travel & Tourism College is open to all travel & tourism professionals from across the United States. TTC attendance is eligible for continuing education credits with the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, the Texas Municipal League, and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. For more information on Travel & Tourism College, visit www.ttia.org/events.