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Become A Certified Travel Companion Today

Certified Travel Companion Education, Coaching, and Ongoing Mentoring with Carol Giuliani & Jan Dougherty


With over 42 million Americans living with a physical or cognitive disability and still wanting to stay connected to the places and people they love, there has never been a greater need for certified travel companions. Now you can join this new and dynamic profession and jump start your career.

"I am an RN and was thinking I could be a travel companion but I had no idea how to start. Certified Senior TravALZ Companions was essential in validating my idea that this is a needed service. They provided experience and knowledge on the how-to and provided a very structured and professional class. They are a phone call away for any questions. I now have my website up, performed my first trip, and have obtained my certification from them! I am excited about what is next!"

-Participant, Spring 2022

“Jan and Carol were a great balance of hands-on travel, medical/caregiving, and dementia experience. I have joined a monthly zoom call where I can continue to learn and collaborate. It is somewhat intimidating to start something new - but knowing that I have someone to call if I need guidance is invaluable.”

-Participant, Virtual 2023

"The information I received in the program along with support from my classmates has proven invaluable to me both personally and professionally.  I recently traveled internationally with a client who has physical disabilities.  Because of the training I received through CTSC, I was able to confidently navigate the logistics for the client and the trip.   As a result, the client experienced a successful trip. Thank you for helping to make that trip a success and for helping to turn my dream of becoming a [full time] care and travel companion a reality!"

-Cheryl Pegues

Your Faculty of Certified Senior TravALZ Companions 

Carol Giuliani is the Owner of Senior Travel Companion Services, LLC.

Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN is President of TravALZ, LLC and an older adult and dementia care expert.


Together they formed Certified Senior TravALZ Companions to equip a workforce prepared to safely and comfortably companion older and disabled adults to travel. Whether for relocation, celebration, or a vacation/holiday, companions can play an essential role in creating prolonged and successful travel for many.

Carol Giuliani
Jan Dougherty



Business Strategies to help you create your own travel companion company

Abilities to assess and mitigate possible health and behavioral challenges during travel

Approaches to maintain client safety and comfort throughout travel

Tactics to plan, problem-solve, and orchestrate a variety of travel scenarios



"I was continually astounded at how much practical education and useful material was compressed into the timeframe”

"I left this training more excited than ever knowing there is a need for companions and how I can be prepared to provide

       this valuable service.”


"The case studies on various travel situations were thought provoking and engaging.”

"I have step by step instructions from LLC formation to business set up and implementation.”


"All of the forms I received will help me get my business up and going much quicker.


"I learned how to better assess the needs of adults with a variety of disabilities, but particularly those with dementia."

"It was so helpful for me to use the trainer plane at MSP to better understand safe transfer of passengers."

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"Carol and Jan made this training so much fun. I wish it could have been 3 days long

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"I walked away from this training with new colleagues and a plan to start my own companion business."


"Carol's real-world trip experience together with Jan's dementia know-how combined to create a world-class training program"


"Carol & Jan were excellent instructors and group facilitators!"

"The group case studies were very helpful and informative following the lectures"

"An amazing two days spent learning from Jan and Carol – worth the investment in my business"

"Your course validated my plans to start a travel companion business for seniors and disabled adults"

"The case studies were outstanding throughout the course"

"Appreciated the practical steps to learn how to start up my business"

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Start Your Career As A Travel Companion

April 19th-20th, 2024

Registration Limited to 20 Participants


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