Why Tour Guides Are Essential Meeting and Event Teammates

Professional tour guides possess a unique repertoire of people skills and organizational prowess that will elevate your meeting or event. Your management team will be inspired by their energy and insight. Your guests will know they are respected and valued. You will reap the short- and long-term benefits of creating a world-class experience. Here are several reasons tour guides make extraordinary meeting and event team members…

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Amy Noble
The best seat on the coach

Longtime NTA member Ted Bravos marks a career milestone and reviews changes within the tour industry. The International Tour Management Institute celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016, and co-founder and CEO Ted Bravos reflects on group travel’s past and present. More than 8,000 alumni have earned ITMI certification by completing the San Francisco-based company’s 15-day tour director/guide training program…(pg.56)

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Amy Noble
International Tour Management Institute (ITMI), the School for People Who Explore the World for a Living, Announces the Graduation of Class #300

The International Tour Management Institute (ITMI), the premier school for professional tour directors and guides since 1976, is delighted to celebrate its 300th graduating class. After completing an intensive 15-day program that included city tours, an overnight motor coach trip, safety training, tour commentary exercises and countless other tricks of the trade, the tired but happy new tour directors and guides were delighted to receive their diplomas at the graduation ceremony held in San Francisco on June 14th.

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Amy Noble
Interview : Ted Bravos and ITMI Have Made Tour Directing Into A Career

Ted Bravos and the International Tour Management Institute that he founded, have made being a tour director a career. He has trained thousands of people in the art and craft of being tour managers and most of his graduates find work in this fascinating niche in the travel business. Think traveling and getting paid to do it. Elizabeth and Paul talk with Ted about the business and how it has changed…

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Amy Noble