Seminar Style Lessons and Field Workshops
Classes are limited to 25 - 30 students and are conducted in a seminar style to allow maximum class participation. ITMI uses a highly successful team-teaching method of instruction. You will have the opportunity to learn from at least five professional tour director instructors. You will become acquainted with your instructors, which enables you to work with them, both during the class and after you graduate. Approximately 60% of the instruction is done outside the classroom, in field workshops. You will receive hands-on experience in the operation of actual tours and tour procedures during the field workshops.
Tour Director / Guide Week One
The 15-day ITMI Tour Guide / Tour Director program consists of two levels. Completion of Week 1 qualifies you to become a local and regional guide leading sightseeing tours. You will also have the skills necessary to work with incentive and receptive tour operators.
Tour Director / Guide Week Two
Successful completion of Week 2 qualifies you to become a tour director with the expertise necessary to work domestically or internationally.
ITMI and travel industry professionals agree that online learning plus classroom instruction are not enough to gain the knowledge necessary to achieve success; it must be combined with professionally led, hands-on field experience.
ITMI offers the most comprehensive classroom and field experience in the industry.
*All instruction is given in English. No ESL instruction is offered.