ITMI Ted Bravos Speaker Information - PDF Download
CEO & Co-founder, International Tour Management Institute
Ted Bravos is CEO and co-founder of International Tour Management Institute (ITMI), the most prestigious school for professional tour directors and tour guides in America. Since 1976 ITMI has trained thousands of individuals to develop exiting and rewarding careers in the tour industry around the world.
Pursuing his own passion for travel, Ted is still an active international tour director himself. “I believe travel is the greatest university in the world. It is a fulfilling yet humbling experience to explore the cultures and history of our planet and share these discoveries with others,” says Bravos. Having experienced first-hand, the compassion and understanding that is developed when travelers connect with people of other cultures, often forging lifelong friendships, Bravos passion for travel has become a mission for a more peaceful world.
An inspiring and engaging speaker, Ted Bravos relates many fascinating stories about his experiences as a tour director and trainer. Video clips available on this link: http://itmitourtraining.com/watch-our-videos/
ITMI Fact Sheet - PDF Download
Headquarters: 625 Market Street, Suite 810, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone numbers: (800) 442-4864 | (415) 957-9489
Web address: www.itmitourtraining.com
Founders: Ted Bravos, Bill Newton
Type of business: Tour director, travel guide education, training and career preparation.
Distinctions: First certified professional tour director program in America.
Achievements: Launched over seven-thousand successful careers as professional tour directors and tourism industry staff. Many ITMI graduates have planned tours for major travel companies and coordinated special events for programs such as the Rose Bowl, some have chosen careers as corporate event planners.
About the programs: Intensive 15-day travel trainin`g programs include classroom education and road trips that simulate actual tour-director experiences. Graduates of the program also receive free lifetime travel placement assistance.
Job preparation: ITMI prepares graduates to serve as domestic and international tour guides and they are also qualified to act as hosts on cruise ships. An increasing number of our graduates are enjoying life at sea.
About the industry: Travel and tourism are vital part of the economy, creating over 17 million jobs and generating more than $740 billion in spending annually in the U.S. alone. (Source: U.S. Travel Association).