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The Travel Institute President: Prepare for Eventual Industry Rebound

In an open letter to the industry, Diane Petras, president of The Travel Institute says travel professionals must prepare for an eventual industry rebound. The good news: Petras says she is encouraged by the recent high demand from travel advisors looking to further their education, noting a 29 percent increase in April-to-date of advisors enrolling in certification courses and with a significant number of additional advisors seeking extensions. The Travel Institute also reports an 11 percent increase in April attendance for its complimentary webinars versus year-to-date and more than 1,000 new subscribers to its weekly micro-learning piece since mid-March.

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