VA/GTMC Fares & Ticketing Course

Overview

The programmes have been developed by some of the travel industrys top course writers. The result is a fresh contemporary approach and a thoroughness for which Virgin is famous. The objective is to provide training programmes leading to valuable qualifications that demonstrate professional competence on the part of the holder; qualifications that not only improve the promotion and employment prospects of the student, but also help build the staff skills-base that will ensure the long term continued expansion of the wider tourism and travel sectors. Both programmes are accredited by City & Guilds as part of their Tourism qualifications.

Launched in 2003, the Virgin Atlantic/GTMC Fares and Ticketing Level 1 and Level 2 programmes set the standard in manual Fares and Ticketing training for people who want to enhance their travel industry skills or join the travel industry. Centres can run any of the programmes below. Self Study Courses Five Day Courses

Fares and Ticketing Level 1

Level 1 introduces you to the world of the travel industry. By using extracts from selected industry publication, students will be taught how to price and document various itineraries, according to the customers requirements.

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

Define IATA geographical areas and Global Routing Indicators
Interpret various airline codings
Identify differing fare types and their characteristics
Select the lowest applicable fare for point to point itineraries with reference to fare rules
Calculate fares applying the fundamental principles of the mileage system
Construct fares using NUCs and the IATA Rates of Exchange for a range of currencies
Interpret all ticket types
Interpret all MPDs/MCOs

Fares and Ticketing Level 2

This has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of fare construction principles, building on the Level 1 knowledge with step by step stages of new principles of fare construction, which enables you to calculate and recognise more complex fares.

On completion of this module, students will be able to:
Construct fares for multi-sector journeys, applying the mileage system, higher intermediate points and minimum fare checks
Apply add-ons to construct unpublished fares
Calculate fares for journeys with surface sectors
Calculate fares for journeys involving side trips
Assess fares for journeys involving different classes of service
Construct special fares for multi-sector journeys with and without surface sectors
Complete automated and manual fare calculation areas in detail
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