This month, the Travel Institute is offering new agents a discount on its TRIPKit introductory training course bundle.

The October promotion, which also includes other educational content like webinars and a dedicated webpage, is called TRIP of a Lifetime.

TRIPKit normally costs $387. With the October promotion, it is available for $239. It includes online and print components and provides an overview of booking travel — air, ground, accommodations, cruises, tours and packages — and more. It also includes an online guide, "Launching a Travel Business: The Entrepreneur's Checklist," with advice on topics such as tax structure options and marketing opportunities.

Last year was a record for new agents educated by the Travel Institute, with 2,063 taking courses, according to president Diane Petras.

"The TRIP of a Lifetime promotion is intended to build on our momentum, encouraging potential new agents from all walks of life to take the leap and take their first step in making their dream of launching a travel agent career a reality," she said in a statement.

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