The travel industry has been transformed and will take a while to get back to a “new normal”; however, there are still millions of underserved individuals who will be looking for certified and qualified professionals once they can travel again.

Did You Know: There are more than 20 million families with loved ones who have autism around the world and an estimated 53 million Americans with disabilities. This population has long been underserved when it comes to their travel needs.

A recent study showed, although 89% of families with children on the spectrum want to travel, only 11% are satisfied with the current options and services. Better travel options for individuals who have autism is a rapidly growing demand as more and more people don’t want to miss out on creating memories and enjoying fun experiences with their families.

Use This Time to Complete Specialized Training & Differentiate Yourself
As a Certified Autism Travel Professional, you will be trained in how best to help families find these options. IBCCES offers the Certified Autism Travel Professional (CATP) certification program developed for travel professionals who wish to serve this $262 billion market. The training and certification allows travel agents to better understand and provide travel-related services to individuals with autism or other sensory needs. A CATP is highly sought after by families who include individuals with autism because they provide a sense of ease and valuable resources when planning a trip. Learn more about the certification process.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month you can receive a 50% off discount on the Certified Autism Travel Professional (CATP) program when registering with promo code REC50.

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