Navigate the Net A Comprehensive Learning Experience for Travel Professionals by Shelly M. Houser

Navigate the Net A Comprehensive Learning Experience for Travel Professionals

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Navigate the Net A Comprehensive Learning Experience for Travel Professionals by Shelly M. Houser

For entry-level and continuing education courses in Travel and Tourism. This textbook provides instructors with a tool to integrate the Internet into current travel courses. It gives a fun, easy-to-learn method of mastering the Internet by introducing the NAVIGATE method, a specific set of instructions that shows how travel professionals can use the Internet to their advantage. The text emphasizes the rapid evolution of both the travel and technology industries, and guides the student in the processes needed to stay on top of these changes.


Shelly Houser is perhaps the nation's foremost expert on Internet travel sales and how to teach it. Her book is timely, well-organized, thorough and extremely well thought out. - Marc Mancini, Ph.D.- Professor of Travel, West Los Angeles College This book is extraordinary in its depth of information and application to the travel industry. - Cynthia C. Messer, Extension Education & Assistant Professor, Tourism Center, University of Minnesota Extension Service

About the Author

Shelly M. Houser, CTC - Educator, author, business owner, speaker, consultant, active member in the Travel Industry/Association, and Internaut Shelly M. Houser, the creator of the NAVIGATE method and author of NAVIGATE the Net, has over 20 years' experience in the travel industry. Ms. Houser is the owner of Travel Career Options, a company that has published the Internet Address Book for Travel Professionals and specializes in providing customized training for travel industry professionals. The Internet Address Book for Travel Professionals, a timesaving reference tool that lists and organizes over 1,500 travel-related Web addresses, was first released in the fall of 1999. In addition to managing the operations of Travel Career Options, Shelly is an instructor for Anoka-Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota, teaching entry-level and continuing education courses for travel professionals. Anoka-Hennepin Technical College is licensed by the Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA), and is a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). Shelly has also been called upon to consult with other travel schools throughout the United States to help them to integrate the Internet into their travel programs. She is often invited to give workshops, seminars, and presentations for various travel industry functions. Shelly M. Houser is an active member of IOTA, ASTA and the Minnesota Executive Women in Tourism, an affiliate club of the International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations (IFWTO).

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270 pages


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Publication date

14th May 2002



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