Saturday, June 25, 2016

6 Reasons Why Traveling Is Good for You

by: Emily Holland

Kale. Meditation. A good night’s sleep. You know all these things are good for you (even if you don’t always incorporate them into your daily routine). A vital addition to that list is travel, which offers a host of health benefits to your mind, body, and soul.  
Anybody who has traveled outside his or her comfort zone can attest to the excitement that comes from being in a new environment. As research has shown, travel is not only exciting; it also offers the following six health benefits.

1. Promotes Heart Health

Travel promotes physical activity, whether it is rushing through the airport, walking the streets of a foreign land, or climbing a mountain. Physical movement lowers blood pressure and the risk of heart disease and stroke.
According to information gathered from the Framingham Heart Study, a landmark study that began in 1948 and spanned over the course of 20 years, women who vacationed only every six years or less were nearly eight times more likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack compared to women who traveled at least twice a year.

2. Keeps the Mind Sharp

Travel also can promote brain health and keep the mind sharp. When your brain is introduced to new experiences and environments (which happens during travel, essentially) it becomes challenged and builds resilience at the cellular level so degenerative disease is potentially delayed. This increase in cognitive stimulation due to exposure to novelty has been shown to improve both memory and concentration, particularly in individuals with dementia. Similarly, when you travel, you interact with novel stimuli in the form of new people, cultures, situations, and experiences, which can contribute to the delayed onset of degenerative disease.   
Note: While you may like to frequent the same vacation spot every year, switching up the destination will allow your brain to reap the benefits that result from different activities and location.  

3. Enhances Creativity

Turns out writers have good reason to travel to a different country in search of inspiration and motivation for their next novel. The brain’s neural pathways are influenced by environment and experience (the brain’s adaptability is also known as neuroplasticity), which leads researchers to believe that travel can spark synapses in the brain and enhance creativity.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found a strong link between creativity and travelers’ immersions into cultures different from their own. According to the study, the better you are at engaging and adapting to new cultures, the more creative and professionally successful you will be. In order to actually enhance creativity, the author stresses the importance of immersing yourself in new cultures, rather than simply changing your physical location.

4. Relieves Stress and Boosts Mental Health

Stress reduction is one of the most important benefits of travel, according to the Global Coalition on Aging. According to a 2012 Expedia survey, 89 percent of vacationers found they could let go of stress and just relax after only a day or two into their trip. Pulling yourself out of your daily routines and into new surroundings resets both your mind and body, resulting in significant stress relief
Moreover, leisure activities, such as travelling, can lower levels of depression and improve psychological functioning, according to a 2009 University of Kansas studyYou can experience a boost in happiness even while planning a trip (up to eight weeks before setting off to your destination). Having something to look forward to, even if it’s a two-day trip, can feel rewarding. Vacationers also likely experience less stress and more satisfaction with their overall mood and outlook after returning from a trip compared to non-travelers. 

5. Shifts Perspective

Travel broadens your perspectives, not only of the world but also of yourself. When traveling you may often find yourself in situations that you wouldn’t be in otherwise. You are faced with the reality of living outside your comfort zone, which, as uncomfortable as it is, gives you the opportunity to transform how you see things. Psychologists point out that people often haveepiphanies while traveling, as they are able to view their problems from a more detached view.
Watching firsthand how other people live, almost like viewing the world through someone else’s eyes, can also broaden your view. Watching how other cultures live can force you to challenge your own assumptions and free your mind to experience alternative ways of being. 

6. Increases Connection to Others and Self

Travel offers opportunities to meet new people that you otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to connect with. When you are outside of your comfort zone in a different country, you may have to look to others for guidance, which can create a sense of connectedness. Whether you obtain this connection by engaging with the locals, other travelers, or even those you are travelling with, making social connections, or deepening the ones you already have, can improve your mental and physical health.
Moreover, the social aspects of travel can enhance your sense of self. Research has shown that when you get out of your social comfort zone and immerse yourself into cultures different from your own, you strengthen your personal identity, including your values and beliefs, and increase your confidence.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Travel Careers and Travel Alerts

I received the below questions from Brenda.  I’m sharing my response since you too may have the same questions.  You are welcome to share it with others that may also have a concern about the recent travel alerts.  Hope it helps.

Hello Cherie,

Any information on potential outcomes we may face in our industry relative to the US reports on worldwide terrorism threats on travel.  Are the main travel associations planning to get together to hold meetings to discuss it?

Thanks so much.
Brenda Singleton

Hi Brenda,

I can only guess what may happen by what I've experienced in the past. I've been through travel warnings, countries with government unrest, recessions, 911 and more.  I’ve watched travel policy changes, tour industry changes, travel insurance changes, travel bonds and of course the establishment of the TSA.

When there are threats we sometimes have a dip in tourism and then the associations, local communities, states and politicians get involved when jobs are hurt.  Tourism hires one in eight people worldwide.  It’s over a $84 billion industry in California.  It’s extremely important to the US economy and jobs but it sometimes takes educating the politicians and public of its importance when it is challenged.

For example, remember after 911 when the Broadway actors were in ads promoting NYC?  The states and counties had meetings on how to bring back tourists. I still remember Sharon Stone and Arnold Schwarzeneger volunteering to shake the hands of visitors to LA.   Of course this was after 911 and hopefully we won't have anything like that ever again.

Now that we have travel alerts, especially to Europe and the Middle East, travelers may decide to hold off on European tours and travel domestically and or will travel west towards the South Pacific and Asia and or to South America.

Before 911 we had tour operators offering either international travel or domestic travel.  After 911, when more US residents decided to travel domestically, tour operators started offering tours to both markets.  More domestic tours were offered for US residents.   We may see a boost in US travel for leisure and meetings and incentives.

In recent years to help tourism, visa requirements have been made easier to attract US visitors, particularly from Eastern Europe and Brazil. President Obama made a speech at Disneyworld announcing the changes in 2013.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOZuGcOT0kg

The easy, non-visa requirements for US travel, particularly from the European market, is now being questioned.  If you watched the Syrian hearing last week, it was discussed as a major concern for US security.  If additional regulations are enforced our inbound domestic tourism may take a 'hit' for a while. We may have fewer visitors, some just not wanting to go through more procedures.

Tourism has been through challenges over the years, as have many industries, during economic and safety concerns.  Our industry has always come back quickly and stronger than before the challenge.

I pray we'll all stay safe and tourism continues to thrive.

Glad you asked and hope this helps.


Cherie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

US travel & tourism employs near 6 times more people than the automotive sector

US travel & tourism employs near 6 times more people than the automotive sector
Published on : Tuesday, July 21, 2015

United States’ Travel & Tourism sector directly generates nearly six times more jobs than automotive manufacturing, according to a new research report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).


Launched at the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, the Benchmarking Report 2015 compares Travel & Tourism to eight sectors in the United States, which are considered having similar breadth and presence.


In the US, Travel & Tourism directly sustained 5.3 million jobs in 2014, which is almost six times the size of automotive manufacturing (907,000); and bigger than banking (2.7 million), mining (960,000) and automotive manufacturing combined.


In total, when measuring the direct, indirect, and induced impact, the Travel & Tourism sector supported 13.7 million jobs or 9.3% of total employment in the US in 2014.


Out of the eight researched sectors, Travel & Tourism is the second biggest job generator in the US, supporting 18 jobs for every US$1 million spent – larger than the economy average of 16 jobs per $1 million in spending.


Travel & Tourism produced 8% of the US’ GDP in 2014, generating a total impact of $US1.4 trillion, which is more than each of education, agriculture and automotive manufacturing contributed.


The sector’s contribution to GDP is estimated to grow at an annual average of 4.4% over the next ten years and will outpace the total economy, which is forecast to increase by 2.3% per annum over the next decade.

David Scowsill, President & CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), said:


“This report confirms the importance of Travel & Tourism to the US economy, generating over 9.3% of the country’s employment and 8% of its GDP. It is of great importance that the US keeps on investing in infrastructure and human capital to sustain the demand for expansion and talent in the Travel & Tourism sector and continues its great efforts on visa facilitation. I am extremely pleased that our annual Global Summit 2016 will take place in Dallas, where we will continue to discuss the challenges and celebrate the importance of our sector in the US and beyond.”

Monday, November 24, 2014

Local Tour Guide Hiring!

Educational Tour Leader - FL
Worldstrides - Florida
Educational Tour Leader
Position Overview:
Worldstrides Discovery Programs are currently seeking Educational Tour Leaders (Course Leaders) to work with one of the only accredited travel schools in the United States. Course Leaders work with school groups in grades fifth through twelfth primarily in the Orlando area facilitating our Discovery programs. We are seeking individuals who can demonstrate a commitment to working with students in the worldwide classroom.
Qualifications:
B.A. or B.S. degree, Science field.
Background in Education, Travel and Science.
Ability to stay overnight with groups at hotel, flexibility of schedule during the spring season.
Experience and love/passion of working with students.
Fun, Energetic and Customer Service Oriented.
Current CPR and Standard First Aid certification a plus.
Attendance at certification seminars and participation in a ride-a-long and ability to lead 3 trips in a season.
Excellent communication skills; specifically addressing groups, relaying information in a fun and interesting manner.
Coordinate logistics and lead day programs for visiting groups.
Teach large and small groups in educational and environmental programs.
Attend staff meetings and other professional workshops.
Problem solver with ability to work in a fast paced environment and able to adapt to unexpected changes to give best experience possible
Relationship builder who can make quick decisions in changing conditions.
Assistance with curriculum, program development, and other areas as needed.

Benefits of WorldStrides Discovery Programs:
Educational focused trips.
Ideal for people who love to teach, but do not want to be constrained by a classroom.
Great for recent Education and Science graduates.
WorldStrides Discovery programs provide a more lucrative and educational method of gaining valuable teaching experience than substitute teaching.
Support offered through our staff in the Orlando area.
In addition, we have a 24-hour emergency number to assist you whenever needed.
Coordination and security assistance is provided at each hotel.
We offer innovative professional development training methods and materials through certification seminars that will prepare you to be an excellent Course Leader.
Organized Itineraries- we have over 40 years experience in designing itineraries that work.
Placement procedures are designed to be hassle free and easy for Course Leaders to meet their groups at no personal cost.
We offer a competitive compensation packages with a bonus award system.
Schedule:
Course leading is seasonal employment from March through July. Individual schedules are flexible but overnights are required.
Course Leaders are asked to commit to one trip over spring break.
Worldstrides

Tour Leader
ISX World - Boston, MA
ISX World is a young, energetic tour company that provides affordable tours for international students and visitors. We are looking for part-time guides to lead weekend trips to cities in the Northeast and Canada. Do you have a passion for travel and meeting people from all over the world? Bring us your talent and enthusiasm!
Requirements:
-Strong communication skills
-Leadership and crowd management skills appropriate for working with large and diverse groups
-Ability to solve problems and adapt to changing or unexpected events
-Warm, friendly, outgoing

ESL teaching and travel experience is a plus.
To apply for the above position please reply with your cover letter and resume. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. We thank all those who apply.

Driver / Tour Guide
AMERICAN HOST TOURS INC - San Diego, CA
Drivers - Tour Guides needed for International Student Tour Company. Class B License required to drive our vans and Class B License with Passenger Endorsement and Air Brakes for our 30 Passenger Bus. Driving Experience and a clean record a must. Jobs consist of taking International Students to Los Angeles Attractions and other destinations, providing information and assistance during the trip.
Other jobs involve just local transportation to different events. Basic requirements are a positive and fun attitude, a dynamic personality and a sincere sense of caring for people who are here from other countries. Great job for students or people with a flexible schedule...American Host Tours Inc.

Tour Guide
Horizon Coach Lines - San Francisco, CA
We are the most established tour operator in San Francisco and are seeking energetic tour guides to guide our open-air San Francisco City Tours. Our guides ride on the top deck of our 55 passenger, open-air vehicles and provide an entertaining historical story of San Francisco.
Previous guiding experience is a plus, but not necessary. A passion for San Francisco and the tourism industry is a must.
Interviews and Auditions are available immediately.
Great benefit program for Full Time employees:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance
Seven (7) Paid Holidays
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Responsibilities:
Assist in tour loading and departures
Handle money and utilize hand-held credit card machines for direct sales
Give fully-narrated tour on pre-set route
Provide entertaining, knowledgeable, up-to-date, and exciting information about the City
Direct customers to other local attractions
Assist customers onto and off of the vehicle
Qualifications:
Must be over 18 years old
Excellent Communication and Customer Service Skills
Have a clean and appropriate appearance
If you are having problems completing an online application & background check form please feel free to contact Kelly Hass at 301-260-2070.
Horizon Coach Lines is an equal opportunity employer that makes employment decisions based on merit. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce.
EOE/M/F/Disabled/Vet
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Horizon Coach Lines

Hana and Haleakala Tour Driver / Guide
Temptation Tours - Kahului, HI
Outdoor Tour Guide Wanted (Maui) - Immediate Availability - Long-term Full-time
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Do you love spending time outdoors, while educating and entertaining adults and children about Maui's unique sense of place and natural wonders? If you are great at sharing island stories and facts with our visitors, leading memorable adventures, and love driving while maintaining the highest safety standards, please send us your resume. Our Long-Term, Well Established, Family Owned, Maui based, Sightseeing Land Tour Company is seeking Professional Driver / Guides to lead small groups of 6 to 8 Guests to Maui's unique locations with Aloha and Professionalism in our Custom-built Limo-Vans. A few Full-Time positions are available. Great candidates are intimately familiar with Maui and are gifted at sharing that knowledge with all kinds of audiences. The ability to drive, guide, converse and share your Aloha for long periods of time is a must.
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Compensation is Hourly plus Gratuities plus Benefits!
Friendly, fun work atmosphere
Flexible days and hours
Ask about our refer-a-guide bonus
Paid, on the job training -- And we really do provide you with all the training to empower you to do the Great Job you'll take pride in.
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We'll consider you as a candidate if you are:
21 years of age or older.
Customer-service oriented and safety-minded.
An experienced driver with knowledge of traffic laws, rules, and regulations.
Able to read maps and road signs.
A clear communicator who can speak and write English fluently.
Able to lift 25-40 pounds.
Hold a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record meeting Tour Industry standards, verified through a current Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
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It's a plus for consideration if you:
Hold a current State of Hawaii PUC Medical Card
Are Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certified
Hold a current TWIC card and MARSEC card
Are a Hawai'i State Certified Tour Guide
Are a Maui Certified Tour Guide
Are a Hawai'i Ecotourism Association Certified Tour Guide
Can speak other languages fluently
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BE SURE TO: Include Resume and All Current Contact Information when Emailing or Mailing for this job.
Please send resume by replying to this posting or mail to Temptation Tours, POB 1435, Wailuku, HI., 96793.
Or Call - 877-8888 to schedule a Job Application appointment - Today.
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We're looking for Good Drivers, with Great Communication Skills who, Share the warmth of Aloha! Come - Join the Ohana - where You can say that You are part of
Temptation Tours - Serving Maui since 1986 - Voted Maui's #1 Activity Overall - Voted Maui's #1 Sightseeing Land Tour Company - Triple "Keep it Hawai'i" Award Winner - U.S Congressional Achievement Award Recipient - Featured on Disney Cruise Lines - Awarded 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Snowmobile Guides, Zip Line Guides, Office, Outside Marketing, Snowmobile Mechanic
White Mountain Tours - Copper Mountain, CO
HIRING NOW!
For Snowmobile & Zip Line Tour Company
14 mi. so. of Copper.
Snowmobile Guides
(Experience preferred)
Zip Line Guides
(Training provided)
Office
(Book tour reservations)
Outside Marketing,
Brochure distribution, PT
Snowmobile
Mechanic, experience with Snow Cats a Plus
Email qualifications & phone number to:

Driver-Guide (seasonal)
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line - Denali, AK
Performs a variety of customer service and driving tasks. Routinely, drives a motorcoach and provides narrated tours. Performs basic mechanical duties. Applies knowledge of the area to provide information to passengers.

Job Requirements: High school completion or equivalent certification. Proficiency in the use of computer business applications. Ability to safely drive a motorcoach while speaking to passengers, answering questions and providing narration, while working in a team or group environment. Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and written, with customers, employees and management. One year of experience in positions involving customer service. Current, valid CDL is required (may be obtained through Company training course.) Current, valid drivers license, with a clean driving record is required. Minimum age of 21 is required. Must be certified as physically qualified through a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line

Tour Guide
Houston Astros - Houston, TX
As a Tour Guide, you will be responsible for conducting daily tours of Minute Maid Park for fans and guests from across the world. In addition to conducting tours of the ballpark, Tour Guides serve as ambassadors for the Houston Astros by taking part in special events, birthday parties, and corporate events at Minute Maid Park.
Primary (Essential) Duties:
Interact and guide visitors through walking tour of Minute Maid Park.
Serve as Astros host for birthday parties, special events and game day tours.
Responsible for knowledge of Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros and Major League Baseball history as provided by Tours department.
Monitor all areas of Astros tour route prior to guests’ arrival. Unlock and check all tour areas before beginning of tour; this includes bending over to turn on escalators.
Welcome guests to Union Station prior to all tour start times.
Preferred Skills and Abilities
Experience working with children.
Strong public speaking skills
Willingness to work with others as a team.
Knowledgeable of the Houston Astros and Major League Baseball history
You must be able to maintain a POSITIVE attitude while handling difficult situations.
Flexible schedule: Availability to commit at least three (3) days a week along with nights/weekends.
Physical Qualifications:
Ability to regularly stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle or feel, and climb stairs.
Position requires ability to walk long distances.
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, on occasion.
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is moderate, however, during events, the noise level may be loud; Employees must be able to work on evenings, weekends and holidays as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of this job.
Required Training:
All new hires will be enrolled in the Astros Tours Associate program, in which educational tools and information on our programming and history will be provided. All participants will be required to pass tests on material and apply the information to their role as Tour Guide in the organization.

Food Tour Guide (German/Bi-Lingual)
Ybor City Food Tours - Tampa, FL
Local Food Tour Guides Needed (Tampa)
compensation: $13.00 per hour plus gratuities
part-time
Can you speak German and English? Do you love Tampa? Do You love eating and talking about food? Can you command a crowd, make them laugh, and have everyone literally eating our of the palm of your hand? If so, then this job could be right fro you. We have immediate positions open!! But they wont' be open long so act fast!!!
We are seeking Tour Guides to run unique, authentic local food tours in Tampa that cater to both Germans and American Speaking Tourist & Locals.
We work directly with Tourist from Germany who have very little English ability, but they want to take our food tours.
You must be energetic, fun, and have an upbeat spirit to work with us. This is the perfect part-time position if you are a College Student looking to earn extra cash or if you are a Employed, but would like to have fun eating and enjoying the company of other people.

Tours operate everyday, 3 times each day at 11:30am, 1pm, and 3pm. Tour Guides work 4 hours per day, and your schedule will vary from 3-5 tours per week. Once hired and trained, Tour Guides receive $13.00 per hour plus gratuities with significant pay raises with experience. A tour guide will never lead more than one tour in a day.
Positions may be available as a regular part-time or full-time employee as well as on a freelance basis.
How To Apply:
To be considered you must include a resume and a picture of yourself. Don't miss this opportunity to have great fun in an exciting town as a Tour Guide!!
Applicants who fit our criteria will then be contacted to set up an interview. We kindly request that you only send one email!
Other Important Information:
You are required to own a mobile phone, have a computer with internet access in your place of residence, and check your email at least once a day.

Tour Guide
MillerCoors - Milwaukee, WI
MillerCoors is built upon a foundation of more than 288 years of brewing heritage. It is a legacy driven by our founders to brew the highest quality beers, and a commitment that continues today. Our vision is to create America's best beer company by driving profitable growth. And we insist on building our brands the right way through quality brewing, responsible marketing, and a commitment to sustainable development and community investments. We're building a true team of highly talented people. People who are passionate about the beer business, who love to win and have a desire to learn, and who always aim to amaze customers by doing the little things that make a big difference.
Posting Job Description
Here's a fun way to be a part of the passion at MillerCoors. The Miller Visitor Center is looking for a Tour Guide to join the Milwaukee MillerCoors team on a year-round, part-time basis !
Tour Guides will meet, greet and guide guests on a four block indoor/outdoor walking tour of the Brewery's facilities. They will provide detailed information regarding the brewery, MillerCoors and Miller Valley's history. Guides may support special events by serving beer and/or work in the gift shop in a cross-trained capacity.
Work approximately 35 hours per week , with mandatory Saturday hours (Sunday's as well during summer season Memorial Day - Labor Day). Some evening hours are required for various special events.

Guest Relations Reps may be required to work between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm based on scheduled event needs.
Preferred Qualifications
Must be a minimun 18 years of age.
Experience in customer service, communication, and the hospitality industry is desired, but not required. The ideal candidate must be energetic, enthusiastic, professional and possess the ability to work well in a diverse, team-oriented environment.
We know that our own business practices have a huge impact on how our culture views alcohol consumption. Our goal: a culture of responsibility.
MillerCoors is committed to ensuring that our products are marketed only to and consumed only by adults of legal drinking age. We strictly adhere to the Beer Institute Advertising and Marketing Code. We have adopted our own tough internal marketing compliance codes, and our retailer education efforts are industry-leading.
MillerCoors

Monday, September 8, 2014

Disney Hiring Adventure Guides! Duffys! Training and more!

Now that summer is ending our careers often start shifting.  Fall is our busiest season for tours.  The summer international and domestic tours continue another couple months, the winter international tours below the equator start up, our very popular fall foliage tours start traveling up the East Coast and our cruise lines relocate their ships to warmer winter climates.  Many of our tour members are retired so they prefer traveling in the fall when the kids are back in school, most crowds are gone and the weather is usually perfect.
It can also be a chance to work with a new tour operator.  Some of the tour operators double their staff in the fall.  Most will only hire experienced staff since they don't have time to train.    
This is also the time of year the CMI Market (Conventions, Meetings and Incentives) is gearing up.  It looks like an extremely busy September already.  Now is a good time to start contacting the incentives houses and DMC's to set up interviews.    When they get busy, they will call on those they have already meet. 
When you are hired by the DMC's, review Lesson 9 so you know what to do when you are hired.  I recommend taking copies the check lists in the "Tour Director Training Guide".  When I started working with the DMC's I had my check lists.  It is very different than leading tours.  We do a lot more than 'hold up signs'. 
In order to help the local DMC, destination management companies, in the Southern California area I'm offering Duffy Boat Training on September 25 in the Newport Harbor.  We are hired to captain our Duffys, small electric boats, through the Newport Harbor sharing the life styles of the rich and famous.   It's my favorite tour.  You'll find details and enrollment below.
I'll also be conducing my Fast Track Classroom Training and one day DMC Training in November.  Click below for details, dates and enrollment.  The major tour operators start their hiring right after the holidays so you want to be ready!
Since schools are starting this is also a good time to start contacting the Student Tour companies.    The types of tours vary greatly from a couple days on a Disneyland tour, a class visit to Washington DC, a senior class visit to NYC... to European summer tours.  It can be fun and a good way of getting experience.   
Elizabeth Moran covers the career in great detail in the "Tour Director Training Guide", Lesson 2.  (Liz's first student tour was to President Obama's first inauguration.)   She's done a great job in detailing the market, companies, finding employers, handling challenges and a step by step list of procedures.  I recommend following each of the steps she lists before, during and after your tour.
Adventures by Disney has started hiring their new Adventure Guides for their domestic and international tours.  Each of their tours have two Adventure Guides, one for the adults and one for the kids.  They posted in July so if you're interested I recommend applying soon   Link: http://www.adventuresbydisney.jobs/index.html
This is also a good time to start getting local related experience.  I've listed a large number of local careers below.   The list is very long so I've included the details for each job at the following link:http://tour-guide-training.com/Page_8.html.  
Hope this helps.
Wishing everyone great success!
Cherie
       Duffy Boat Training
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time:  1 AM to 4 PM
Where:   2001 W. Coast Hwy
             Newport Beach, CA 92663 
Cost:  $165*
*Non-Refundable with less than 48 hour notice.
The first Duffy Boat was built by Marshal Duffield in Newport Beach in 1970.  It's come a long way since then. Duffy's are now popular around the world in fresh water lakes, waterways and harbors.   Each boat holds from eight to twelve passengers including the driver.  Almost every home in Newport Harbor has a Duffy Boat!   
I personally love leading the Duffy Boat tours of Newport Harbor.   We are hired to drive the individual boats escorting the corporate groups around the harbor sharing the harbor history, stories, celebrity homes and life styles of the truly rich and famous.  (Bacal, Bogey, Wayne, Cage, Lauper, Jagger, Nicks, Keaton, Woods, Nixon, Kennedy and many more.)  It's great fun.  The tours are very popular with DMC (destination management companies), tours visiting the California Rivera and private tours.   Our tours usually last from 45 minutes to two hours.   
We need new drivers/guides due to this growing popularity.   DMC's are bringing in guides from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.  Most companies pay mileage and a five hour minimum.
I cover working with DMC's, procedures, safety, harbor mapping, working with individual groups, variety of activities, scavenger hunts, celebrity's homes, stories and give you practical experience with narration and the opportunity to drive the boats.   I'll also include a list of DMC contacts.  
The training includes my own detailed narration of Newport Harbor, pages of research, related links, a list of DMC contacts and a Certificate of Completion.  As with all of my training you'll also have my continued support and help in developing your skills and getting hired. We'll also have a lot of fun!
The training takes place on September 25, 2014.  Space is very limited due to the size of the boats.  The largest Duffy holds 12, so I can only accommodate 11 students.  I'm giving you a 'heads up' first.  I'll be contacting the DMC's and posting it online in a couple days.   
Plan on spending at least three hours on the water.  I want you comfortable with the boats, harbor and sights.  If you arrive late and or need to leave early we won't be able to wait and or drop you off during the tour.  Newport Harbor is very large and we won't be returning to the dock until the end of the training. Refunds will not be processed if you are late. 
History of Duffy Boats: http://www.duffyboats.com/about/history



     Hiring Now!!
Tour Leader
ISX World - Boston, MA
Tour Guide 
Ace It Bike Tours - Santa Rosa, CA
Drivers / Tour Guides
Platinum Tours Maui - Wailuku, HI
Guide
Sabino Canyon Tours, Inc. -   Tucson, AZ
Destination Concierge
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - United States
Tour Guide
Boston Brew Tours - Boston, MA
Craft Beer Tour Leader
Denver, CO
Step on Tour Guides
Gray Line of Tennessee - Nashville, TN
Driving Tour Guide
Vegas.com - Las Vegas, NV
Zipline Tour Guide
YMCA of Greater Dayton - Oregonia, OH
Tour Guide - Seasonal
MSG Entertainment - New York, NY
Weekend Tour Guide, Part-Time
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum - Bronx, NY
Capitol Tour Guide
State of Michigan - Lansing, MI
Trolley Driver / Tour Guide
Historic Tours of America(r) - Key West, FL
Motor Safari Adventure Guide (Seasonal)
Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield, IL
CNN Tour Guide
Turner Broadcasting - Atlanta, GA
Tour Guide
Speedway Motorsports, Inc. - Concord, NC
Tour Guides
Pink Adventure Tours - Scottsdale, AZ
Ghost Tour Driver
Old Town Trolley Tours Savannah - United States
Currently Seeking Tour Guides
Colorado Segway Tours - Denver, CO
Heart Guide - Halle Heart Children's Museum
American Heart Association - Tempe, AZ
FT & PT Trolley Drivers / Tour Guides
Historic Tours of America(r) - Saint Augustine, FL
Part-time Tour Guide
APPLESEED EXPEDITIONS - Santa Rosa Beach, FL


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tour Guide Jobs!!

Hope you're enjoying your summer and traveling a lot, for fun and or income! 
I've copied a number of local opportunities and cruise staff positions below.    I loved working on the cruise ships!  Working locally can be a great way to start developing your skills for tours and its fun!   There's a wide variety.   We have tours for all interests, something for everyone.  You're welcome to share the opportunities.
I'm getting ready for our August DMC and Fast Track Classroom Training.   The deadline for enrollment is August 4. The details are below.  The CMI Market, conventions, meetings and incentives, will be in their high season in the fall.  There's actually been quite a bit of work this summer.  Hope you can make the training!
If you work in the CMI Market and have suggestions, challenges and or comments for others entering the field, please email me.  We always enjoy sharing experiences.
Wishing you a wonderful summer.
Cherie
Tour Guides and Cruise Staff Needed! 
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 TOUR GUIDES 
CITY TOURS, INC. - San Antonio, TX
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET PAID WHILE HAVING FUN?!
WE WILL TRAIN!!!
WE OFFER FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, PAID VACATION AND HOLIDAY PAY.
REQUIREMENTS:
*High School Diploma
*Develop positive relations with co-workers
*Time Management skills
*Strong communications skills
*Comply with policies and procedures
*Communicate with customers and co-workers
*Flexible hours
*Ability to work in a fast paced environment
*Class B License with CDL and "P" endorsement
*Great personality
DRIVER POSITIONS:
Tour
PAY RATE DEPENDS ON QUALIFICATIONS/POSITION AND WILL BE DISCUSSED IN THE INTERVIEW

Cruise Staff
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - United States
Job Number:
RCI110211CRUI

Description

At Royal Caribbean International, we believe that great vacations begin with great employees! As a leader in the cruise line industry, Royal Caribbean is continuously expanding and seeking dynamic, energetic, experienced professionals to join our team. With our innovative, award-winning fleet of ships visiting five continents, each offering adventurous ways to explore the globe, this is a great opportunity to let your career set sail.

Royal Caribbean International currently requires

Cruise Staff

. The Cruise staff hosts and participates in shipboard recreational, entertainment and social programs geared towards adults and families.

In addition to other requirements, potential candidates should have minimum two years master of ceremonies or professional entertainment (theatre, music, dance, comedy, etc.) experience with resorts, cruise lines, entertainment or recreational industries.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Maintains continual interaction with the guests. Hosts and participates in adult and family recreational programs and activities.

Socializes with guests in public areas at all times in accordance with Royal Caribbean International's Gold Anchor Standards. Visits guest lounges at specified times to converse with as many guests as possible in the time allotted.

Attends Captain's Cocktail Party and Welcome Back Party to provide introductions, collect invitations, socialize and coordinate the flow of the reception line.

Participates in shows and events presented by the Cruise Director's Division by taking part in skits, and/ or simple dance routines. Instructs, organizes or facilitates various activities and/or tournaments.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
Two years master of ceremonies or professional entertainment (theatre, music, dance, comedy, etc.) experience with resorts, cruise lines, entertainment or recreational industries required.

Ability to capture and manage the attention of a large group of people with microphone effective and courteous microphone techniques. Experience on a microphone required.

Ability to provide basic instruction to a large group of people.

Completion of high school or basic education equivalency required.

Working knowledge of computers, internet access, and the ability to navigate within a variety of software basic packages.

Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests.

All international applicants must have the ability to obtain C1/D1 visa (and other relevant visas) when applicable

Must meet all physical requirements, including the ability to participate in emergency life-saving drills and required training. 

Harbor Tour Positions
Gansett Cruises - Newport, RI
Established harbor cruise company seeks friendly, motivated, and professional individuals for our Ticket Sales, Boat Crew, and Tour Guide positions. Part time and full time available for Boat Crew and Ticket Sales positions. Tour guide positions are part time.
-----------------Ticket Sales Requirements-------------
Ability to handle a fast pace sales environment
Ability to handle high volume of phone calls
Prior sales experience required
Basic computer skills required
Prior cash handling experience required
Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to customers
Strong communication, prioritization and organization skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills & ability to multi-task
Available to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Knowledge of Newport, RI and surrounding area
-------------------Tour Guide Requirements----------------------
Public speaking experience
Outgoing personality
Willing to work weekends and holidays (our busiest time!)
Acting experience a plus.
Ability to stand for extended periods at a time.
Must speak English- foreign language a plus
Must be able to engage passengers in a fun and energetic way
Knowledge of Newport, RI and its history
Ability to retain information regarding the narration of tours
Boating experience a plus
-------------------Boat Crew Requirements-------------
Must be able to pass USCG testing/inspections
Previous boating experience preferred
Prior serving experience in restaurant environment preferred
Must be able to take direction from Captain
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to customers
Strong communication, prioritization and organization skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills & ability to multi-task
Available to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Knowledge of Newport, RI and surrounding area
Employment is based on ability to pass drug test and probationary work period. If interested, please submit resume with a brief paragraph as to why you are a good fit for the job.

BEER ADVENTURER / TOUR GUIDE
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Chico, CA
In order to support our growing tour program, we are looking for highly motivated, confident, and creative individuals to join our team as Part-Time Beer Adventurers / Tour Guides. As a Beer Adventurer / Tour Guide, your mission is to deliver the ultimate Sierra Nevada experience to all guests of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Beer Adventurers / Tour Guides act as ambassadors for both SNBCo. and the craft beer industry by providing visitors with tours of our entire facility, as well as educational beer tastings in our tasting room or garden. Tour content will cover a broad range of information including our SNBCo. history and culture, history of brewing and brewing process, the craft beer industry, beer styles and our sustainability practices. As a Beer Adventurer / Tour Guide you will be constantly asked to learn and retain detailed, precise, often scientific, information which you must then present in an interesting, fun and engaging manner to groups of all sizes and levels of beer knowledge. A passion for all things craft beer, as well as the ability to taste, describe and evaluate qualities and characteristics of beer will be valuable assets in this position. Beer Adventurers / Tour Guides will be trained to evaluate the flavor profiles of beer and must participate in our Sensory Panel. Sierra Nevada Beer Adventurers / Tour Guides are required to become an MBAA Associate Beer Steward within their first 90 days. They will also be certified in the TIPS alcohol awareness program. Success in this position will require excellent communication and reasoning skills, as well as the ability to walk and speak for long periods of time. Effective time management and people skills are also critical to the overall success of a Beer Adventurer / Tour Guide. Selected candidate will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check. You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

**Applications will be accepted until midnight PST on Monday, August 4, 2014**
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

Motor Safari Adventure Guide (Seasonal)
Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield, IL
Envision providing a guided tour educating our guests about our animal collection and conservation mission while the lions roar, the Buffalo roam, and the giraffes graze upon leaves at the tree tops. Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year welcoming over 2 million guests annually. It is an amazing opportunity to actively engage our guests each of those 365 days creating a memorable guest experience that a guest will have for a lifetime.

As a Motor Safari Adventure Guide, you will provide extraordinary guest experiences through the safe and conscientious operation of the Motor Safari trams and Snowball Express buses transporting guests on designated routes throughout the park. You will also operate the Carousel safely and conscientiously. Your friendly demeanor, good communication and interpersonal skills, and superior customer service will contribute positively while you convey extensive park narratives and engage guests. There may be times that you will be operating the Motor Safari trams and Snowball Express buses while simultaneously narrating. All of these important activities are extremely vital in maintaining a high-quality experience for our guests.

Position Requirements and Specifications
As Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year, this position highly prefers flexible availability to work any 5 days out of any 7 days each week with work shifts that are usually from 4 to 8 hours in length generally during the hours that Brookfield Zoo is open. From Memorial Day - Labor Day the Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (Sundays until 7:30 p.m.). After Labor Day until Memorial Day the weekend weekday hours vary from 9:30/10:00 a.m. - 5:00/6:00 p.m. During special events, the Zoo may be open until 9:00/10:00 p.m. This position generally requires flexible availability to work non-standard hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends. Due to the driving requirement, a valid driver's license is required and you must be at least 18 years of age for this position.This is a temporary (seasonal) position. Starting wage: $9.30 per hour.

The requirements for this position include:
  • High School graduate or (GED) equivalent preferred.
  • Six months of prior driving experience transporting people preferred, but not required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills; must be flexible and patient.
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well with the public are required.
  • Theatrical experience preferred.
  • Accurate basic math and reading skills required.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends.
  • Valid driver's license required. Illinois residents must possess a valid Illinois license within 90 days of hire. Valid out-of-state license required for out-of-state residents.
  • One or more of the following licensures may be required: Valid "C" or "B" (CDL) Driver's License.
  • Valid medical authorization card required for positions responsible for operation of a Commercial Motor Vehicle.
  • Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience. Multilingual ability and Spanish fluency a plus.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends.
Additional Information
This requisition is to actively recruit for positions that are anticipated to have start dates between March 2014 and June 2014. Candidates at minimum need to be available to work Saturdays & Sundays starting immediately in March/April/May. Weekday availability from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. strongly desired.

Additional requisitions will be posted as additional opportunities become available. Please continue to visit our CZS Career Center for these future opportunities.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

The Chicago Zoological Society is a VEVRRA federal contractor. We desire priority referrals of protected veterans. The Chicago Zoological Society located at 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513 is the hiring location for the organization. The Human Resources contact person for the organization is Wendy Larsen, Director of Talent Acquisition, email: wendy.larsen@czs.org .
chicagojobs.com 

Museum Tour Guides
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - New York, NY
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, has welcomed more than 2 million visitors since 2012. The Mission of the Intrepid Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming, in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.

We are seeking Part-Time Tour Guides and Gallery Guides to inform and educate our visitors about the aircraft carrier Intrepid , submarine Growler , space shuttle Enterprise , British Airways Concorde, other aircraft and related artifacts in our collection. Deliver a high level of customer service satisfaction through comprehensive product knowledge including Museum lay-out, options, services available, exhibits, attractions, special events, web-site, other NYC attractions, transportation options and efficient responses to all guest inquiries.

These are part-time positions with weekends, holidays and some evenings required.

Tour Guide Responsibilities: 
  • Greet visitors and provide detailed information about specific exhibits, artifacts, historical information and functions.
  • Conduct in-depth, specialized walking tours of the Museum complex.
  • Assist at the Information Desk, as assigned, by promoting the Museum and its services, acting as general liaison between the museum and public in person and via telephone and email.
  • Ability to offer directions to other NYC destinations, mass transit options, restaurants or other food service options to guests who inquire.
  • Performs other duties as required by management.
Gallery Guide Responsibilities: 
  • Greeting guests as they enter assigned exhibit areas.
  • Guiding guests through assigned exhibit, ensuring smooth, swift flow of traffic.
  • Ensuring safety of the visiting public while waiting, on tour, or in assigned exhibit.
  • Providing facts and historical information about museum, ships, vehicles, equipment, and artifacts, pointing out features of interest and answering questions.
  • Clearly communicating the mission and message of the Intrepid Museum to the guest.
  • Providing a high level of customer service for the guest, resolving problems, answering questions, and referring problems to the supervisor as necessary to ensure a pleasant experience.
  • Informing guests, when necessary, of museum events, answering general questions regarding museum experience & layout.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of assigned exhibit area, performing light cleaning (picking up scraps, paper, etc.) and informing supervisor of need for additional cleaning.
  • Performs other duties as required by management.
MUSEUM / ATTRACTION EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and/or six months or more of related tour guide/ customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent customer service skills, because this position involves constant interaction with visitors, experience working face-to-face with the public is a plus. Ability to learn and retain extensive amount of information necessary. Computer proficiency with the ability to create spreadsheets and operate information components preferred. Pre-existing knowledge of military/aviation/space/naval history and technology is a plus, but not a requirement. 

Retail Sales Associates & Tour Guides
Lake Champlain Chocolates - Vermont
Seeking passionate chocolate lovers to join our dynamic retail team and help us to amaze our customers! Must enjoy working with the public and care about providing customers with an exceptional experience. Prior retail, barista and food service experience a plus.

Year-round, full and part-time positions are available. Ability to work day, evening, weekend and some holiday hours.

If interested, send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: employment@lakechamplainchocolates.com
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 Wine Country Chauffeur-Guide 
Napa Valley Wine Country Tours - American Canyon, CA
Clean cut, responsible, organized chauffeurs start immediately. Rewarding lucrative position for individual with knowledge of Napa and Sonoma wine country or the interest to learn about the wine industry. People skills a must. Class B preferred. Email: or call 707 226 3333
  
Tour Guide
Kentucky Derby Museum - Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Museum Tour Guide (Visitor Services) Louisville, Kentucky

This job reports to the Visitor Services Manager .

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required.

This is a Part-Time position , working 1st Shift, Weekends, Summer .
Number of Openings for this position: 5

Overview
The Kentucky Derby Museum is looking for energetic part time Tour Guides. Applicants must be able to work through the 2014 FFA season (Oct. 29-Nov.2). If employment continues through Spring of 2015, Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby are required work days.

Job Skills/Requirements 
The Kentucky Derby Museum Visitor Services Department is looking for part time Tour Guides to assist guests with their admissions process and tour scheduling needs. Energetic self-starters with prior customer service experience, who excels in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, are encouraged to apply. Some familiarity with general typing/computer skills, and moderate physical activity are required. The duties of this position will include long periods of standing, some lifting, climbing stairs. Working outdoors is required, rain or shine, unless weather poses as a threat.

Additional Information/Benefits 
If interested, contact TeAirra McQuarter, Visitor Services Manager @ tmcquarter@derbymuseum.org or by phone at 502-635-5955, no later than Friday, July 25, 2014 by 5pm.

Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check
KentuckyWorks.com

TOUR GUIDES 
Bedore Tours - Niagara Falls, NY
Tour Guides Needed
Spanish & Italian Speaking
For daily Tours of Niagara Falls

Bedore Tours provides daily tours of Niagara Falls to foreign visitors to the Falls in their native language.
We now need guides that speak fluent Spanish and/or Italian.
We provide guide training. We prefer guides that can serve as driver/guides but need ride along guides as well.
These positions are FUN, INTERESTING, provide good pay, as well as, tips and commissions.
If you enjoy meeting people from all over the world and enjoy providing GREAT customer service, we may have a position for you.
Email resume's to
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Tour Guides 
Snelling - Lexington - Lexington, KY
Due to expansion, a premiere company is offering a unique opportunity. You will be responsible for conducting tours in one of Kentucky's well known establishments. You'll appreciate the daily interaction with persons from all over the world and the opportunity to share a piece of Kentucky's rich heritage with the tourists. Requirements include being over twenty-one years of age, comfortable speaking before a group, and available to work a flexible schedule. This is part time (approximately 25 hours per week). Call Leela or Mary at 859-233-0583 for additional details and to schedule an interview. 
  
Museum Tour Guides
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - New York, NY
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, has welcomed more than 2 million visitors since 2012. The Mission of the Intrepid Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming, in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.

We are seeking Part-Time Tour Guides and Gallery Guides to inform and educate our visitors about the aircraft carrier Intrepid , submarine Growler , space shuttle Enterprise , British Airways Concorde, other aircraft and related artifacts in our collection. Deliver a high level of customer service satisfaction through comprehensive product knowledge including Museum lay-out, options, services available, exhibits, attractions, special events, web-site, other NYC attractions, transportation options and efficient responses to all guest inquiries.

These are part-time positions with weekends, holidays and some evenings required.

Tour Guide Responsibilities: 
  • Greet visitors and provide detailed information about specific exhibits, artifacts, historical information and functions.
  • Conduct in-depth, specialized walking tours of the Museum complex.
  • Assist at the Information Desk, as assigned, by promoting the Museum and its services, acting as general liaison between the museum and public in person and via telephone and email.
  • Ability to offer directions to other NYC destinations, mass transit options, restaurants or other food service options to guests who inquire.
  • Performs other duties as required by management.
Gallery Guide Responsibilities: 
  • Greeting guests as they enter assigned exhibit areas.
  • Guiding guests through assigned exhibit, ensuring smooth, swift flow of traffic.
  • Ensuring safety of the visiting public while waiting, on tour, or in assigned exhibit.
  • Providing facts and historical information about museum, ships, vehicles, equipment, and artifacts, pointing out features of interest and answering questions.
  • Clearly communicating the mission and message of the Intrepid Museum to the guest.
  • Providing a high level of customer service for the guest, resolving problems, answering questions, and referring problems to the supervisor as necessary to ensure a pleasant experience.
  • Informing guests, when necessary, of museum events, answering general questions regarding museum experience & layout.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of assigned exhibit area, performing light cleaning (picking up scraps, paper, etc.) and informing supervisor of need for additional cleaning.
  • Performs other duties as required by management.
MUSEUM / ATTRACTION EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and/or six months or more of related tour guide/ customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent customer service skills, because this position involves constant interaction with visitors, experience working face-to-face with the public is a plus. Ability to learn and retain extensive amount of information necessary. Computer proficiency with the ability to create spreadsheets and operate information components preferred. Pre-existing knowledge of military/aviation/space/naval history and technology is a plus, but not a requirement.
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New Travel Staff Training!
DMCs, destination management companies, in Southern California and around the world are amazingly busy and overwhelmed with business!    The DMC's hire local staff to assist groups as part of the CMI market (Conventions, Meetings and Incentives).  Fortune 500 companies are booking incentives and meetings, sometimes with only a couple weeks to prepare.   We have been literally working day and night assisting with double assignments, often working for a couple DMC's a day.  
Here's how I describe outstanding Field Staff:
            Reliable always showing up early and prepared.
            Excellent customer service skills with the ability to deliver service to professionals and the upscale clients.
            Ability to work as a team with Program Directors, clients, guests and fellow tour directors.
            Leadership and decision making skills.
            Knowledge of procedures and the industry.  (I'll help!)
            Neat and professional appearance.  (We wear uniforms during the day and black suits for night events.)
            Flexible!
You'll receive a Certificate of Completion with skills and procedures listed and and a contact list of DMCs.  The DMCs will be invited to attend giving you a chance to meet the hiring staff and hear from each what they expect from their Field Staff.
Registration:
            Date:  August 9, 2014**
            Time:  9 to 5.... longer into the evening if needed.
            Location:  Laguna Hills Marriott Courtyard
            Enrollment:  $265 - Destination Managemet Company Field Staff
Additional Information:  Click Here
             $545-Fast Track Classroom Training
            **Deadline: June 15 and or when maximum enrollment is reached.
*If you're enrolled in the Fast Track Classroom Training the enrollment fee is included and does not require
Additional information and enrollment:  http://tour-guide-training.com/Page_6.html
Questions?  Let me know.
Cherie

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When:  August 9-12, 2014 *
Time:  9 AM to 5 PM
Where:  Laguna Hills in beautiful South Orange County, California

Question?  Contact Cherie at:  cherie@tourtraining.com or call 949-830-8603 PST
*Deadline for enrollment June 15 and or when class reaches maximum enrollment.
The hotel offers discounted rates for AAA Members, Federal Employees, seniors and more.