S.A. travel agents to get professional recognition by Saqa
7 Sep 2017 - by Staff reporter
SA agents will soon be able to apply for the official designation of Travel Practitioner (TPrac) following the accreditation of Asata by the South African Qualifications Authority.
Saqa has recognised Asata as a professional body and registered the professional designation TPrac on the National Qualifications Framework. By registering with the Asata Professional Programme, agents will be able to update their professional profiles, including their knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience and continuous professional development and submit for review by their line manager and Asata to apply for the designation.
“Years of preparation have led to Asata becoming the first recognised professional body in the travel and tourism industry in South Africa. In addition to enhancing the professionalism of the travel industry, this designation will contribute to skills development and professional service delivery in the country’s travel and tourism sectors,” says Otto de Vries, ceo of Asata.
“Members of Asata have signed a charter committing to professional service, ethical conduct and trustworthy behaviour so that the travelling public can travel with peace of mind. Bringing this designation to market shows how serious Asata takes the professionalism of the travel industry,” adds Otto.
All SA agents – not only those who are members of Asata – can apply for the designation TPrac.