International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)

The Premier Training Institute for Tour & Travel Professionals Since 1976

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ITMI TOUR DIRECTOR REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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2018 Tour Director Early Bird Registration*
550.00 650.00
  • March 16 - June 15, 2018 = $550
  • After June 15, 2018 = $650
  • Please note cancellation policy
  • **Marketplace Optional (see below)
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ADD Tour Director Marketplace*
100.00

(*Must also purchase tour director registration*) Tour Directors & Tour Operators meet in person for scheduled group interviews. 

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ADD Guest
250.00

Opening Day Educational Sessions including Lunch, Welcome Opening Night & Final Night Event and Fam Tours.

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What’s included in Symposium?

Symposium is the place to reunite, network & have fun with your ITMI Community. Develop lasting friendships & partnerships with Tour Operators & Alumni...Join us to laugh, sing, dance & share stories to inspire you once more to make a difference in people's lives through travel.

Job Interviews, Education, Professional Development & Networking

  • Network with Tour Operators & ITMI Tour Directors & Guides
  • Tech & Media Roundtable Workshop
  • Regional Networking Breakouts
  • Professional Expert Speakers 
  • Ask the Tour Operator Panel
  • Ask the ITMI Home Team Open Forum
  • Tax & Legal Panel and Open Forum
  • Daily Wellness Activities including Yoga, Zumba and Desert Hikes
  • And more...

Marketplace Job Interviews (additional $100)

  • Private Marketplace "Networking Mixer" Meet the Tour Operators over Drinks
  • Resumes Sent Digitally to Tour Operators One Month in Advance of Symposium
  • Resume Featured in Printed Tour Operator "Marketplace Binder" for Year-Round Hiring
  • Minimum 16 Face-to-Face Job Interviews
  • "Marketplace Facilitator" Coaching

Meals & Events

  • Three Networking Luncheons 
  • Refreshment Breaks 
  • Opening Night Gala Event
  • Themed Finale Event 

Familiarization Tours

  • Kartchner Caverns & Tombstone
  • Saguaro National Park, San Xavier Mission & Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum
  • Pima Air Museum
  • Sabino Canyon & DeGrazia's Gallery in the Sun

Preliminary Schedule


Friday, November 2

  • Choice of FAM Tours
  • Kartchner Caverns & Tombstone
  • Saguaro National Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & San Xavier Mission
  • Regional Breakouts
  • Facilitator & Marketplace TD Gathering
  • Private Marketplace Mixer for Tour Operators & TDs attending Marketplace

Saturday, November 3

  • Key Note Speaker
  • Emergency Preparedness Session
  • Opening General Lunch
  • Ask the Tour Operator, Adult Tours
  • Ask the Tour Operator, Student Tours
  • Opening Night Gala Event

Sunday, November 4

  • Marketplace 1 Site Orientation
  • Marketplace 1
  • Educational Sessions include Taxes, Legal, Insurance & Liability, How to set up your own Tour Company, Tech Update and Hands-on Workshop, Ask the ITMI Home Team and more...
  • Lunch
  • Continuation of Marketplace and Educational Sessions
  • FAM Tour C: Pima Air Museum
  • Tour Director Dine Around

Monday, November 5

  • Marketplace 2 Site Orientation
  • Marketplace 2
  • Educational Sessions include Taxes, Legal, Insurance & Liability, How to set up your own Tour Company, Tech Update and Hands-on Workshop, Ask the ITMI Home Team and more...
  • Lunch
  • Continuation of Marketplace and Educational Sessions
  • FAM Tour D: Sabino Canyon & DeGrazia's Gallery in the Sun
  • Finale Fiesta Event

Tuesday, November 6

  • Departures or Southwest National Parks Master Class (currently waitlisted)

    El Conquistador Hotel Rate

    • $64.50 Share Standard Room, per person, per night plus hotel tax
    • $129.00 Single Standard Room, per night plus hotel tax
    • $169.00 Single Junior Suite, per night plus hotel tax
    • Includes Resort Fee

    A percentage of the profits will be donated to the Human Thread Foundation. Read more about their important work. Part of the ITMI mission is our community's commitment to human trafficking education & programs helping survivors. To give directly please click here


    Symposium Registration Cancellation Policy:

    • 100% refund if cancelled prior to July 1, 2018, excluding Administration Fee of $150

    • 50% refund if cancelled prior to August 1, 2018

    • No refund if cancelled after September 1, 2018

    • Symposium reservations will be cancelled if payment is not received by September 1, 2018