A totally unique, innovative and HYBRID approach to professional training, The Giles Business Travel Academy combines traditional classroom education with on-site work experience across a 24 week course of intensive learning and development. The Academy run two programmes a year, each with an intake of 9 students, to ensure the correct high level of tuition and coaching to produce 18 high calibre, experienced graduates who have been taught to objective, industry best-practice standards.
Supported by some of the biggest names in the industry, and located in its own purpose built, state-of-the-art facility in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, The Academy is CTH accredited and takes students through an in-depth study of business travel management. This includes modules on global distribution systems, fares & ticketing, geography and industry sector focuses on air, rail, car and hotel products as well as researching and implementing the very latest, cutting edge business travel technologies.
While focusing on these specialist business travel management training elements, The Academy course also includes modules on general business skills, including customer service, account management, sales negotiation and team leadership. Integral to the course are two weeks of vocational work experience within leading travel management companies, airlines, hoteliers, car and rail operators, to create fully rounded business travel professional of the future.