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Enhance Your Knowledge And Elevate Your Skillset In The Travel & Tourism Industry. 

World-Class Learning Experience

At the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI), we help people realize their travel dreams by turning their passion for travel into a fulfilling career.

ITMI has been training and certifying our students to become tour and travel professionals since 1976, and was the first American school designed specifically to train professional tours directors and tour guides.

Since it’s inception, ITMI has proudly graduated over 8,000 students from around the world with a 92% graduate job placement rate.

Many tour operators will only hire ITMI graduates because they recognize that our graduates have the highest quality, hands-on training in the industry.

What You’ll Learn

Training For All Levels

Whether your a seasoned professional Tour Director or Guide or just someone interested in the Travel & Tourism Industry — we’ve got a course for you.

Advanced Education

If you’ve already taken our two-week Tour Director and Guide Certification, make sure to put yourself ahead of the competition with our Advanced Education courses.

Stand Out From The Crowd

ITMI has over 40 years of professional Tour Director and Guide Education experience, gives you access to a network of over 8,000 Alumni and 700 Tour Operators worldwide. 

Quality Collaborations

ITMI teams up with a variety of highly respected and experienced Travel & Tourism experts and operators to give you the latest in best practices within the industry. 

Location Expertise

Learn about specific tour locations to build up expertise in an area you hope to specialize in. Learn the secret tips and tricks to tour locations from the most experienced professionals in the business. 

The Best In The Industry

While there’s no shortage of opportunities to learn about Travel & Tourism, ITMI is backed by over 40 years of experience in the Tour Director and Guide training industry, graduating and placing over 8,000 Alumni worldwide. Our Alumni are highly sought after from the best Tour Operators worldwide. 

The ITMI Advantage

EDUCATION
Receive individual coaching from experienced role models and mentors who are all active professionals in the tour directing industry.
CAREER CONNECTIONS
Your success is our success. Our partnership with you extends for the life of your career. We provide lifelong career placement assistance, a yearly symposium with the best professional networking opportunities in the business, access to an exclusive Alumni Portal for news and tools, eCourses to further your education and more.
OUTREACH
As tour directors and guides you make a difference as stewards of the environment and by giving back to your local community. You help generate awareness of issues affecting our global community. Look at what or alumni are doing around the world to better our world.
COMMUNITY
As a graduate of ITMI, you will have joined the world’s largest network of Professional Tour Directors and Guides. After graduation you are eligible to attend ITMI’s five-day Annual Symposium and Reunion for continuing education, destination knowledge and networking and employment opportunities with a wide variety of ITMI Tour Operator partners.

Student Testimonials

Being a Tour Director is such a remarkable turn in my life’s journey. Perhaps a dream come true. Thank you so much for what you have done on my behalf, and what you continue to do for so many others!

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Human Trafficking

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  • This eCourse will guide you through the different forms of Human Trafficking, who it affects, where human trafficking occurs, what the signs are and how to spot it, and most importantly, what you can do to stop it.

    ITMI and EastguidesWest know that putting an end to a global problem like Human Trafficking requires a global effort.

    As travel and tourism professionals, you're frontline in the war against Human Trafficking and you have the power to help end this horrific crime.

    Getting educated is the first big step you can take to make a huge difference for the thousands of women, men and children each year who are victims of Human Trafficking, both at home and abroad.