IS THIS WHAT YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR?

So many of our students say that they wish they had found ITMI sooner. Those that arrive and complete the certifcation courses, say that ITMI changed their lives. 

Find out if this could be the answer to YOUR dreams.

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WHY ITMI?

PROVEN TRACK RECORD FOR OVER 40 YEARS

ITMI knows that hands-on training and in-person learning from leading industry experts are the top reasons behind our students’ success.

RELATIONSHIPS

Tour Operators around the world recognize the extraordinary value of an ITMI graduate.  Our long-standing relationships with companies of all sizes and interests, help get you placed as quickly as possible so that you can stop dreaming about traveling to exotic destinations, and finally start living your dream.

WE HELP GET YOU HIRED!

Many leading tour operators only hire ITMI graduates because our courses provide the best hands-on experience and training in the industry. 

MAKING DREAMS A REALITY 

For 46 years our certified Tour Guides and Tour Directors have traveled the world, impacting thousands of lives in profound and unexpected ways. Most would say that they wish they had discovered ITMI a long time ago. That going through the Tour Guide and Tour Director Training Programs was a life-changing decision!

YOU LEARN FROM EXPERTS

Your training instructors are all active tour directors and guides and will be your coaches and mentors throughout your training, both online and in-person.

AN INCREDIBLE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

ITMI Certified Tour Guides and Tour Directors generally see a return on their investment in just one 14-day tour.

In 2022, 100% of our Tour Director Graduates were hired, sometimes before the in-person training was finished.

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING

Our prices include online training (Tour Guide and Tour Director) and in-person training costs, inclusive of hotels, breakfasts, a welcome reception and three days of on-coach practical training (In-Person Tour Director Training).

THE ITMI COMMUNITY

As a graduate of ITMI, you become part of the world’s largest network of professional tour guides and directors, industry partners and operators. 

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

TED BRAVOS, Founder & CEO

Ted is an industry pioneer and visionary, who helped to develop the first state-approved school in the United States. He designed it to specifically to train tour directors and guides. 

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JOAN KEDDELL, President

Joan is entrusted with the future direction and development of ITMI. She enourages those interested in making a difference in the world to find a way to combine their passion for travel with a fulfilling career.

CAROL KENDRICK, Curriculum Development

Carol is one of four lead instructors at ITMI and Chief Curriculum Developer. She helps design and deliver training programs that help people seeking positions in the tour industry to succeed.

HEAR FROM OUR ALUMNI

ITMI Alumni Miriam on the joy of storytelling and unexpected places.

Alex Bayless shares what brought him to ITMI and what he has gained since taking the ITMI Tour Director course.

Alumni Michael Ruggieri sharing his success story and what brought him to ITMI.

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READY FOR THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE?

A fulfilling life of excitement and wonder is just one decision away. Like so many others who took that first step, this really could be what you’ve been looking for.

OUR MISSION

At ITMI, we believe that travel is the passport to peace in our world. 

We believe that when we expand our perspectives of people, places, and cultures, we deepen our connection, compassion, and appreciation for all that is around us.
 

The way we elevate travel and expand perspectives is by identifying and training world leaders and ambassadors of goodwill who bring travelers, history, and unforgettable experiences together. 

 
We partner with global travel companies to create meaningful career opportunities for these leaders to make a positive impact. 
 
To prepare these leaders for their journey, we provide world-class training programs, a family-like community, and ongoing career support so they can be successful in pursuing their dreams and making a difference.

OUR RELATIONSHIPS

ITMI past graduates talk about the ITMI Family, a network of professional tour guides and directors, industry partners and operators

Many leading tour operators only hire ITMI graduates because our courses provide the best hands-on experience and training in the industry. 

ITMI past graduates talk about the ITMI Family at ITMI’s 2018 Symposium, an annual event where ITMI Alumni network, get hired and expand their horizons.

OUR VALUES

All of our courses include training in socially-responsible and environmentally-conscious tourism. ITMI supports Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of landmarks and historic sites for future generations.

We are also a signatory to The Code, a tourism industry initiative to protect children from sex trafficking and sex tourism.

Your stories inspire through your various roles as stewards of the environment. We showcase how you give back to your local community, helping generate awareness of issues affecting our global community. You make this a better world.

As a founding member, we embrace the principles outlining a bold vision for the future of tourism. One that retains the integrity of destinations, promotes inclusivity and equality, maximizes positive impacts for communities and environments, and fosters collaborative change. 

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