03.29.08

Certified Tourism Ambassador­™

Posted in Bluegrass Region, Tourism at 10:16 pm by Thomas

I completed my Bluegrass Tourism Ambassador Program on Thursday and am waiting the results of my test to see if I have earned the designation of Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA).  Lexington is among 5 cities so far to participate in the program and classes here in Lexington just started at the end of last year.  This program is designed; “To increase regional tourism by inspiring-front-line hospitality employees and volunteers to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience”. 

The class is 4 hours long but there is reading material and exercises to be completed before the class that took me about 10 hours over a weeks time to complete.  The reading material is provided in a well put together manual that goes into great depth on everything one would need to know to provide a better experience for tourists to our area.

There are keeping the class size to 20 or so and it was an incredible learning experience and I came away with much.  The cost of the total program was only $20 and that is certainly very inexpensive for all that I got out of it.  I would certainly recommend it to pretty much everybody who has some interaction with the tourism public or simply wants to get a greater appreciation of all the wonderful things that our area has to offer. 

For more information and to sign-up go to CTA Network