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A Guide on Learning While You Travel
What better way to share your education than offering snippets to others?
And now that baby-boomers are reaching the age of retirement, here's an opportunity to live and learn -- and teach, too. Being a tour director can do just that, providing the opportunity to see the world with the flexibility to work whenever you want.
Tour directors are the special people who take care of all day-to-day details that make for a successful vacation. They oversee airport, motor coach and hotel check-ins, handle customs and airline problem-solving, schedule sightseeing arrangements, and act as a congenial host generating enthusiasm and melding a group together into a happy traveling family.
Tour directors range in age from 20 to 70, with almost half over 50, who have either raised families or had other careers before taking on the new challenge of leading tours. After becoming certified, tour directors can work as much as they choose.
Want to be pointed in the right direction? Ted Bravos did -- and 30 years ago he founded International Tour Management Institute, the first state-certified school for training professional tour directors and guides in America.
For more information about becoming a tour director, call 1-800-442-4864 or visit: www.ITMItourtraining.com.