Tourism Academy Mission Statement nonprofit board of directors
Advancing Careers. Growing business. Improving Communities.
This is The Tourism Academy story – how we got started and what we do best.
A mission that matters
We help people learn when, where, and how they need it. This guides everything we do. Bringing incredible instructional design, accessibility, and great online course content together has never been more important.
eLearning for business results in an 18% increase in employee engagement. – SHIFT
Our approach is transforming the way an entire industry views professional development and training. We make online learning transformative, engaging, and accessible. It’s quality training for anyone and everyone.
MANAGERS LEARN FIVE TIMES MORE CONTENT AT ONE THIRD OF THE COST. – IBM
Innovation is problem solving
empowerment Is In Our DNA
Building an organization that fundamentally changes how an entire industry sees and understands training requires a different philosophy. Because of this, The Tourism Academy founders imbued their organization with multiple points of view.
The Tourism Academy - A different kind of organization
We can’t change the world if we have the culture of a typical corporation. So we don’t.
Travel is one of life’s most transformative experiences, bridging cultures and continents. Educating and empowering the professionals who make travel possible is one of the most important missions of the 21st century. We proudly wear the mantle of “learning geek.”
We use our platform
“We Use Our Platform” is a core organizational value. We’re not just listening to our users’ needs. We’re living them. We’ll never stop listening to you and we’ll never stop seeing the world from your point of view.
Data informs our decisions
Data in action. Our Learning Development team analyzes billions of log records, scientific journals, and leading research on adult learning, business psychology, and user engagement. The Support & Success teams work in tandem with Engineering to track customer cases and solve emerging issues early.
There’s a science to building great learning experiences. We live by it. Research and experimentation inform our product design choices.
Here are a few examples of areas The Tourism Academy is making big contributions:
Helping people answer their questions
Students play an active role in their learning process. Adult learners need direct access to knowledge instead of being subjected to instruction. The Tourism Academy’s students absorb, interpret and apply data more effectively.
Collaboration and Happier People
Better workplaces mean happier employees empowered to express their fullest ingenuity and creativity.
Our goal is to liberate the natural curiosity and creative energy stored in people everywhere—energy which is too often suppressed because it hasn’t had a proper channel for activity.