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TOUR DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION

get ready to live the life you’ve only imagined… until now!

CAN YOU RELATE?

  • You have always dreamed of a career in travel.
  • You’re beginning a new chapter of life and are ready to take the reins and write your own story.
  • You love being on the move, and can’t imagine being confined to an office.
  • You want to enrich the lives of others while also creating growth within yourself.
  • The time is right to finally do something just for YOU.

WE THOUGHT YOU MIGHT!

THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BECOME A TOUR DIRECTOR. WITH ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE, LEARN AND GROW, THE WORLD IS YOUR PLAYGROUND.

BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

AND ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE

JUST A FEW OF THE BENEFITS YOU CAN EXPECT

✓ FLEXIBILITY – Set your own schedule and work on your terms

✓ REWARDS – Earn hotel and airline points for personal use

✓ ADVENTURES – Enjoy free helicopter flights, cruises, and more

✓ FULFILLMENT – Lead travelers on unforgettable journeys

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE DOUGH

$ Make as much money in a week that most make in a month

$ Earn commission on your group excursion sales

$ Receive pre-paid and cash gratuities from your guests

$ All of your expenses will be covered by your Tour Operator

ARE YOU READY FOR THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE?

ITMI MADE MY DREAM A REALITY

Two weeks after I completed my ITMI Certification, I received my first job offer to lead a tour in Washington DC and New York City. Fast forward another four months, and I would be offered my first international assignment to lead a tour in England and France for a luxury tour operator. From there my career as a tour director exploded and I began working for multiple companies all across the globe.

My ITMI training gave me the skills and confidence necessary to accept any tour opportunity that came my way. Not only have I been able to venture to destinations far and wide, but have made friends to last a lifetime. I’m so thankful for what ITMI did for me and my career! Adventure is waiting for you! Now go and find it!

– Mikall Beutler

ITMI Certified Tour Director

ITMI Signature
Tour Director Certification

$5,245

Price includes a non-refundable $250 registration fee  (Payment plan options available) 

COURSES INCLUDED 

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TODAY 

Our expert instructor team is ready to guide you step by step to empower you to confidently lead memorable adventures of a lifetime.

BEGIN YOUR STUDY IN THE ITMI GLOBAL CAMPUS 

Receive personalized instructor-led training. ITMI’s interactive, discussion-based training supports active questioning and engagement between you and the instructor to spark meaningful, personalized learning. Here, progress isn’t transactional, but a continual collaborative effort focused intently on empowering you. Our training happens with you, not to you, welcoming you to lean in with confidence on the path to a successful career in the travel industry.

  • Meaningful Connections
  • Active Engagement
  • Personalized Guidance

Learn anytime, anywhere with our instructor-moderated self-paced online curriculum with 1:1 tutoring access to instructors. You’ll start by building core leadership skills for the tourism industry and then move to gain expertise to advance your career in tourism. Most importantly, you’ll develop the specialized skills to lead tours successfully.

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“Our interactive online curriculum allows you to learn leadership skills for the tourism industry on your own schedule. Through hands-on-training and industry connections we will prepare you for in-demand jobs leading memorable travel experiences. “

WATCH YOUR INVESTMENT WORK FOR YOU

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE WHEN YOU JOIN THE ITMI FAMILY

ITMI Signature Tour Director Certification Package Includes All Coursework for Tour Guide Certification

  • Lifetime access to ITMI’s Global Campus, both Tour Guide and Tour Director.
  • Learn anytime, anywhere with our instructor moderated self-paced online curriculum with 1:1 tutoring access to instructors.
  • Career Launch Pad with one-on-one career coaching to help you land that job.
  • An official ITMI Certificate.
  • Weekly domestic and international job leads.
  • Lifetime access to our database or Tour Operators and their hiring managers from around the globe.
  • Invitation to Annual Conference : Receive Job Interviews, Professional Development Education, Destination Training & more
  • Access to our private Facebook group, The Nautilus .
  • Become a part of the largest network of tour guides and tour directors in the world.
  • ITMI’s Nautilus Alumni Newsletter.
  • Human Trafficking Awareness e-Course.
$5,245*

*Upon acceptance price includes a non-refundable $250 registration fee
(up to 6-month payment options available)

Off Adventuring in Bergen, Norway!

– Jeremy West

ITMI Certified Tour Director

WHY CHOOSE ITMI?

For decades our Alumni have been traveling the world, impacting thousands of lives in profound and unexpected ways.

Most would say that they wish they had discovered ITMI sooner, as doing became life changing!

RELEVANT: Our training is the most comprehensive certification on the market. Our curriculum is relevant to current tourism trends and up to speed in what is happening in the industry, and across the globe.

ACCESSIBLE: Our courses are taught entirely online and at your own pace to ensure maximum retention and ease of accessibility.

TRUSTED: With decades of experience behind us, the ITMI brand is highly regarded and recognized in both domestic and international markets by Tour Operators, DMCs, and Vendors. Many will only hire those with the ITMI Certification.

VALUES: When you become a part of ITMI you become family. You’ll develop fast friendships and industry relationships that you can positively leverage to enhance your career.

LEADERSHIP: Our instructors are industry leaders and active tour directors who will be your colleagues out on the road. We will work with you individually to help cultivate opportunities to help you get hired.

ITMI ADVANTAGE: As an ITMI graduate, you have the advantage, with your education and training. Because ITMI has been partnering with Tour Companies for more than five decades, we know what skills and experiences these companies are looking for when hiring tour leaders. With this knowledge, we continue to update our training and curriculum so that our graduates are the most sought after candidates within the industry. 

TOUR DIRECTOR COURSE CURRICULUM

ITMI provides ALL Students with an Industry Expert as your Personal Tutor giving
feedback and guidance– every step of the way throughout all of your courses.

TOUR DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION INCLUDES TOUR GUIDE CERTIFICATION COURSEWORK

STEP 1: INTRODUCTION 

           (Self Study + Expert Tutoring)

  • 7 Hours of Self-Study
  • 1 Hour of Class Assignments
  • The Role of a Tour Director
  • Industry Standards
  • Connecting with Your Guests
  • Technology & Digital Tools
  • Vendor / Supplier Communication
  • Expectations
  • Admin Duties
  • Best Practices 

STEP 2: VIRTUAL RIDE ALONG 

             (Self-Study + Expert Tutoring)

  • 9 Hours of Self-Study
  • 11 Hours of Class Assignments
  • Understanding Trip Documentation
  • Mapping, Routing, and Timings
  • Briefings, Commentary and Storytelling
  • Meet Your Guests
  • Count the Guests / Count the Luggage
  • International Tours

STEP 3: PRACTICAL APPLICATION

          (Self-Study + Expert Tutoring)

  • 20 Hours of Class Assignments
  • Demonstrating Competency to Lead
  • Skills to Work Smarter not Harder
  • Using Guests Manifests Effectively
  • Mastering Briefings & Commentary
  • Handling Surprises on Tour
  • “What If” Scenarios
  • International Tour Breifing


STEP 4: OFF BOARDING 

          (Self-Study + Expert Tutoring)

  • Career Launch Pad
  • Resume and Into Videos
  • ITMI Resource Library
  • ITMI Job Board
  • Next Steps and Coaching Path

Just finished another great tour of the Glacier, Banff, and Jasper National Parks!

No smoke and lots of sunshine!

– Susan

ITMI Certified Tour Director

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