Donamaria earns certified travel associate designation

Jessica Donamaria of Preferred Travel in Minot recently earned the Certified Travel Associate designation from The Travel Institute, the travel industry’s oldest education organization.

The CTA designation is awarded by The Travel Institute to travel professionals who complete a comprehensive exam-based training program, demonstrate extensive industry knowledge and experience, and continue to fulfill stringent education credit requirements each year.

The CTA curriculum focuses on the essential skills needed to succeed as a frontline travel counselor – selling, customer service, destinations, niche markets and communication. The CTA is also the first step in earning the Certified Travel Counselor Designation.

Donamaria has been a travel counselor for 11 years, and has sent more than 1,500 clients on vacation experiences around the world. She specializes in the Caribbean, Mexico and Disney vacations. She is also a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors and the International Association of Travel Agents.