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Sandy Jumper receives Certified Tourism Executive Designation After Completing Travel and Tourism College

Austin, Texas, (June 30, 2017) – Sandy Jumper, Director of Tourism and Events for the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce has completed all coursework toward her Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) designation from Travel & Tourism College, a program of the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA).  In addition to completing the coursework, Ms. Jumper also completed a capstone project required for the certification designation.


Ms. Jumper’s focus for her capstone project was on Hospitality Training. The project, titled “Rockport-Fulton Charm Challenge”, was based on the Texas Friendly program from Texas A&M. Ms. Jumper’s project dealt with the issues of keeping the community charming - Rockport-Fulton is known as the “Charm of the Texas Coast”. Her project involved training and education of mainly service and hospitality participants. Other participants included area businesses, volunteers, students and attractions. The training focused on customer service, job knowledge, knowing the community, becoming ambassadors for the area and more. The project encompassed challenges, goals, recruitment for training, target audience, evaluation and results of the classes, along with other useful tools from TTIA Tourism College.


“I am so excited to be among the few to complete “Texas Travel Industry’s Travel and Tourism College.” stated Sandy Jumper. She added. “It is a wonderful program and I am honored to have been a part of it. It has given me tools I will use through-out my tourism career.”


Travel & Tourism College (TTC) provides participants with an intensive professional education full of marketing, leadership and management courses taught by college professors and seasoned travel and tourism professionals from around the country.


Over the past three years, Ms. Jumper attended TTC courses that covered such topics as the emotional IQ of today's marketing campaigns, hands-on strategies for handling any crisis situation, how to create eco-friendly, sustainable tourism products, management excellence, positively outrageous customer service, essential strategies for tourism marketing success, and how relationships affect advocacy and engagement.  


 “I am amazed by the amount of innovative solutions and ideas that I was able to bring back over these past three years, many of which I have implemented,” said Sandy Jumper.  “I highly recommend this program to anyone wishing to move their career forward in the travel and tourism industry,” Ms. Jumper added.


“With this CTE designation, Sandy has taken her career a step further, increasing her knowledge and expertise in all aspects of travel & tourism marketing and management,” said David Teel, President/CEO, Texas Travel Industry Association.  “She has increased her knowledge on current trends in the travel industry, social media and research, and is prepared to take on new and larger responsibilities within the travel industry.”


Travel & Tourism College is open to all travel & tourism professionals from across the United States. TTC attendance is eligible for continuing education credits with the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, the Texas Municipal League, and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.  For more information on Travel & Tourism College, visit