If you love to travel and enjoy working with individuals, tour directing, tour guiding, and cruise hosting may be the career for you! As a professional tour director or tour guide, you're hired by tour operators, destination management companies, and incentive houses to escort groups on local programs, domestic tours, international tours, and cruises. You may be on an African safari one week and cruising the Seven Seas the next, earning as much as $1900 per week. If you prefer local work, there’s plenty of opportunity with local tour operators, destination management companies, and receptive services. You’ll find it challenging, exciting, rewarding, and never, ever dull! The course covers the how-to for part-time and full-time careers. You’ll learn everything you need to be successful and how to acquire a position as a professional tour director, tour guide, and cruise host. This includes procedures for international and domestic airports, hotel and motor coach procedures, attractions, tour briefings, narration, and documentation. Other topics include how to deal with tour members, tour safety, and how to handle emergencies effectively. In addition, you’ll learn about career opportunities and how to gain experience and employers for local, domestic, and international travel careers. Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world. Learn how to be part of it today!