And while the number of traditional travel schools has dropped, consortia and host agencies have filled the gap, and both have recently seen growth in their training programs. The Travel Institute offers a Travel Introductory Program (TripKit) that is used by many trainers. COO Diane Petras said sales have been on an upswing for the past seven years. In fact, in 2015 TripKit sales grew 72% over 2014, she said. That demand has remained high. In the first quarter of 2016, TripKit sales were greater than in Q1 2015, Petras said, and she predicted sales will likely continue to grow. Get the full story at Travel Weekly