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Cheryl Ferguson Graduates as a New Certified Travel Industry Specialist


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Cheryl Ferguson, CTIS
Cheryl Ferguson, CTIS
    American Bus Association
American Bus Association
   
 
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CHERYL FERGUSON GRADUATES AS A NEW CERTIFIED TRAVEL INDUSTRY SPECIALIST AT AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION’S 2013 MARKETPLACE

Little Rock, Arkansas, Jan. 16 – The American Bus Association congratulated Cheryl Ferguson, Group Travel Consultant with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, today for successfully completing the course requirements to earn her Certified Travel Industry Specialist (CTIS) designation. All graduates were honored at a special ceremony recently during the 2013 American Bus Marketplace in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
The Certified Travel Industry Specialist program is administered for ABA by Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis and is the first university-administered certification program in the group travel industry. The professional development program is available to any employee of an ABA-member organization. Participants completed five correspondence courses over the past year, and attended and evaluated eight Industry Advancement Seminars presented at the American Bus Marketplace.
 
According to Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS, President and CEO, American Bus Association, the certification process is rigorous and demanding. “These graduates are rightfully viewed by their peers as dedicated individuals who care about their profession," To date, more than 500 ABA members have earned the prestigious designation since the program's inception in 1989.

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The American Bus Association is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry with more than 1000 motorcoach owner and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.
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