GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - How well do you know Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo or Lansing? Enough to be a tourism ambassador?
The nationwide Certified Tourism Ambassador Program serves to increase tourism by training and inspiring front-line hospitality employees and volunteers to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience, according to a news release.
Offering more than just training, the certification is a year-round effort that promotes continued learning and engagement through an annual renewal process. There is a one-time application fee of $35 per person and an annual renewal fee of $10 person.
If you work or volunteer in the local tourism or hospitality industry, you can become a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).
Classes are offered in the aforementioned Michigan cities.
Watch the video above to find out about the benefits of becoming an ambassador and what kinds of things you learn in the class. Also, 24 Hour News 8's Brett Thomas and Emily Linnert are tested with their knowledge of Grand Rapids' history.
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