International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)

The Premier Training Institute for Tour & Travel Professionals Since 1976

Making the World a Better Place Through Travel




Tour Directors and Tour Guides are Ambassadors of Goodwill. They make a difference every day by building bridges of cultural understanding around the world. 

Outreach celebrates the spirit of volunteerism, community service and global stewardship demonstrated by our dedicated alumni. We are proud to count these caring individuals among our more than 8,000 amazing graduates living around the world. Their human rights, disaster relief, poverty assistance, environmental protection and many other efforts are truly an inspiration to us all.  

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Our Commitment

Education: Receive individual coaching from experienced role models and mentors who are all active tour directors. The ITMI faculty provide you real-world, hands-on, practical applications in both the classroom and in the field. You will learn everything you need to know to begin living your dream as a tour director or guide.

Partnership: Over 8,000 alumni have built our reputation. Your success is our success. Our partnership with you extends for the life of your career and far beyond our job placement assistance, including access to the exclusive ITMI Alumni Library for news and tools to help you to become more successful.

Community: You have now joined the world's largest network of Professional Tour Directors and Guides. Follow your colleagues via ITMI’s Facebook page, LinkedIn and Twitter and more to network, discuss issues and share your stories! Each year after graduation you are eligible to attend our 5-day Annual ITMI Symposium and Reunion, for continuing education, destination knowledge, networking opportunities with your colleagues and employment opportunities with a wide variety of ITMI Tour Operator partners.

Outreach: As tour directors and guides you make a difference by creating cultural bridges of understanding everyday. You are Ambassadors of Goodwill. In Outreach we want to detail your efforts thru inspirational stories in your various roles as stewards of the environment and how you give back to your local community, help you generate awareness of issues affecting our global community and acknowledge your efforts to better our world.  #ITMIMakesADifference