The Travel Institute is welcoming new entrants to the industry with travel agent training and tuition assistance for 2019.
The Institute, which said it saw a 48 percent increase in new agent registrations year-over-year from 2017 to 2018, is offering significant savings on its TRIPKit new agent training, which had a major bump in enrollment last year.
“The unprecedented enrollment in TRIPKit last year further demonstrated individual interest in, and industry demand for, well-educated travel counselors,” said Travel Institute President Diane Petras.
The Travel Institute is also offering a complimentary training webinar and a free “Hot Tip Tuesday” newsletter.
For members only, the Institute is offering a webinar series that includes information about tax saving strategies and the best business structure for a new travel business. It is also working on new training programs that will be announced later this year.
All of the Travel Institute’s educational programs are supported by its Professional Educators Program, which secures instructors to assist the program’s students.
According to “The Changing Face of Travel Agents,” a 2018 study, there has been an influx of new agents because of a number of factors, including: more people looking for a professional career that doesn’t require a four-year degree; a rising number of people looking for a career change; and stay-at-home parents looking for a flexible way to earn money