The Certified Travel Industry Specialist (CTIS) designation is a mark of excellence earned by members of the motorcoach and group travel industry. When you enroll in the American Bus Association’s CTIS program, expect to gain practical business and industry-specific knowledge that will expand your professional skills.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015


“The certification definitely sets myself and Visit Hot Springs apart from other colleagues by strengthening our commitment to the motor coach and group travel markets.“
Cora Easterday, CTIS, Visit Hot Springs, CTIS Committee Member

“The classes and seminars were a wealth of knowledge, and I refer to things that I learned from the program on a daily basis.“
Emi Nissley, CTIS, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Lancaster | Willow Valley Inn & Suites, Past CTIS Committee Chair

“It indeed covers fundamentals…. but oh so much more. Thank you ABA for caring enough about our industry to make this amazing learning opportunity available to your membership.
Annette Wood, CTIS, Branson Tourism Center, Past CTIS Committee Member

“My CTIS designation has helped me distinguish and “brand” myself as a tourism professional committed to a level of excellence and continuing education within the travel industry.“
Amy Hyde, CTIS, Ramada On The Beach, Past CTIS Committee Member

“I gained self-confidence as I began my CTIS training. I realized that not only was I refreshing and appreciating abilities I hadn’t used in a while but I was also able to challenge myself by learning new skills through the course work.”
Jana Keller, CTIS, Good News Tour & Travel, CTIS Committee Member

“Not only has the CTIS designation given me industry recognition, it played a key role in job promotions throughout the years.”
Deirdre McCarthy-Polak, CTIS, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Past CTIS Committee Member

“The CTIS education program is THE standard in the tourism industry. Being a CTIS graduate definitely sets me apart from my colleagues and strengthens my commitment to the motorcoach and group travel industry.”
Michelle Jennings, CTIS, Longwood Gardens, Past CTIS Committee Chair

“I recommend everyone to complete the CTIS program. It is fitting for those new to the business world, as well as, veterans in business for years. We all need refreshers in developing our professional skills.”
Jennifer Ackerson, CTIS, ALON Marketing Group

“Earning my CTIS designation provided me with an opportunity to strengthen and learn specialized business skills which I put into practical use each day.”
Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS, President & CEO, American Bus Association