International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)

The Premier Training Institute for Tour & Travel Professionals Since 1976

Making the World a Better Place Through Travel



ITMI Headquarters

14 West Pier
Sausalito, CA 94965

Schedule of Classes

The ITMI Tour Guide / Tour Director Certification Program is 15 days long. Classes are taught in either San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Salt Lake City, Chicago or Washington D.C. depending on the year and tourism needs. 


  • May 8 to 22: Boston
  • July 10 to 24: SF
  • August 21 - Sept. 4: SF
  • October 9 to 23: Wash D.C.
  • November 6 to 20: SF

2018 Dates Coming Soon!


San Francisco   I   Seattle   I   Boston   I   Washington D.C.   I   Chicago   I   Salt Lake City

Students come to ITMI classes from throughout North America and around the globe.  When considering places to stay during your class, ITMI works with a local hotel close to the training facility and negotiates special student rates. Student may select a single room or to share with a fellow student.

San Francisco Bay Area - Holiday Inn Express

Located in Marin County, the Holiday Inn Express - Mill Valley offers a picturesque location near the base of Mount Tamalpais, overlooking majestic mountains, peaceful wetlands and bike paths, yet minutes from the vibrant city of San Francisco and all the city has to offer.

Experience exceptional service, thoughtful amenities, and luxurious accommodations featuring a welcome refreshment, high-speed wireless Internet, 24-hour Business Center, plush new bedding, refrigerators, in-room DVD players, DVD library, Stay Smart shower heads and ergonomic work desk. Enjoy the outdoor pool under a private cabana, Fitness Center, s’mores by the fire pit, hot breakfast buffet and bike rentals.

Washington D.C. - Crystal City Marriott

Enjoy style and substance at Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport. The hotel is conveniently located in Arlington, VA, near the attractions of downtown Washington, as well as shopping at Pentagon City and a short walk from the Crystal City Metro station. Well-appointed rooms are ready to meet the needs of today’s travelers, with wired and wireless Internet, Marriott's Plug-In technology panels, and evening turndown service. Soundproof windows and deluxe bedding in every hotel room ensure a peaceful night's sleep here in Arlington. 

Boston - Hyatt Place Braintree

Designed for a comfortable, seamless travel experience, Hyatt Place Boston - Braintree provides you with lifestyle conveniences to help you feel right at home. Relax in residential-style rooms furnished with our plush Hyatt Grand Beds®, free Wi-Fi, separate workspace, and a Cozy Corner Sofa Sleeper. Take a dip in the indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and work out any time of the day in the 24-hour StayFit™ Gym with state-of-the art equipment. Enjoy our prime setting in South Shore Place, featuring shopping and dining venues, like TGI Friday’s, Starbucks®, Ben & Jerry’s, and Five Guys Burgers. Wake up to our free A.M. Kitchen Skillet™ serving hot breakfast items, and order all day long from our Gallery Menu and Market and hop on our shuttle to enjoy a free ride to designated locations within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

Other Housing Options 


AirBnB connects local hosts with visitors searching for unique places to stay. Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, online or from a mobile phone or tablet.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions."

Hosteling International

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