Spotlight on Advertiser: Local travel agent earns CTA designation from the Travel Institute

Kenneth G. DuBois II, CTA, of KGD TWO CRUISES® in Denton, recently earned the distinguished Certified Travel Associate (CTA) designation from The Travel Institute, the travel industry’s oldest education organization.

The Certified Travel Associate designation is awarded by The Travel Institute to travel professionals who complete a comprehensive exam-based training program and demonstrate extensive industry knowledge and experience. The CTA curriculum focuses on the essential skills needed to succeed as a frontline travel counselor: selling, customer service, destinations, niche markets and communication. It is the first step in earning the coveted Certified Travel Counselor designation.

Mr. DuBois has been a travel counselor for one and a half years and has also achieved other professional recognitions. He has achieved Certified Cruise Counselor (CCC) certification from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). As such he is considered one of the cruise industry’s premiere travel agents. Mr. DuBois received certification as a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate (CATA) from the Special Needs Group at Sea. This allows him to provide special needs equipment to travelers. He is also a member of the North Texas Chapter of the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA).

“Earning the elite CTA status not only demonstrates my commitment to life-long learning, but also a commitment to my clients who will be better served because of my increased knowledge and skills,” said Mr. DuBois.

KGD TWO CRUISES® has been located in Denton for one and a half years and provides unique offerings for travelers. It specializes in ocean cruises to Alaska, Canada, New England, the Pacific Coast, the Caribbean and Europe. It also specializes in river cruising in Europe and North America. KGD TWO CRUISES® promotes all-inclusive cruises and group cruises for families, organizations and affinity groups. Additionally it provides customized travel arrangements and itineraries.

For more than 50 years The Travel Institute has been serving as a community of knowledge and insight for all travel professionals in the industry. Through innovative educational opportunities, professional certification programs and customized learning solutions, The Travel Institute fulfills its non-profit mission to promote a standard of industry knowledge, professionalism and excellence. For more information about The Travel Institute, visit or call 800-542-4282.

For more information about KGD TWO CRUISES® and how Kenneth G. DuBois II can help travelers plan their next vacation, please call 817-909-5049 or visit