The Experience. The Adventure: Changing Lives One Tour At A Time

Zoe Wagoner, ITMI Alumni

Zoe is one of a growing number of young people who want to see the world, experience other cultures and make a difference. The explosive growth of the student tour and multi-generational segments of the tourism industry have created a high demand for college students and recent college graduates with a spirit of adventure and an outgoing personality, who can lead tour groups around the world.

“Kids and young adults who travel are transformed by the experience,” adds Zoe. “It also makes them much more marketable for any career they wish to pursue in the future.”

Tour Guiding is an excellent career opportunity for recent college graduates, especially those who have developed a passion for seeing the world through study abroad and exchange programs. The many advantages to working as a tour guide include getting paid to travel the world, sharing their travel knowledge and passion with others and becoming global ambassadors. Tour guides can make a difference in the world by breaking down cultural stereotypes, becoming global citizens and supporting responsible and sustainable travel.

Zoe is a graduate of the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI). The two-week comprehensive hands-on training prepares graduates for employment in the tour and travel industry. For four-decades ITMI has supported graduates through lifetime job leads, an annual professional development conference and a network of over 8,000 tour guides all over the world.

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