Sunday, September 28, 2008

Travel Websites

I want to invite you to share your favorite travel websites. Do you have a travel service you would like to share with fellow travelers?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Getting Hired

I want to remind everyone the new hiring season for our major tour operators will be starting up soon. Most start going through the resumes in the winter and start their interviews and hiring right after the holidays.

I talked to Joseph at Collette. He anticipates a busy domestic market for the next few years due to our slower economy.

I recommend updating your resumes, getting experience, networking with your fellow tour directors and guides. If you're new to tour management and guiding I recommend taking the September class which will have you ready in time for the hiring season.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Had any adventures lately? Tour challenges?  Funny stories?  

Experince the World and Get Paid!

Hi Travelers, Tour Directors, Tour Guides and Cruise Hosts,

I'm here to network, keep in touch, answer your questions and have fun.

I've been real busy with my online class, face to face classes, updating my textbook to the new 2008 edition and enjoying the summer months. I'm now excited about working on turning the textbook into an e-book. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

I'm also working on a training tour. This is where I'm asking for your help and input. In the past many of you have gone on my training tours to Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

How about a training tour while on an escorted tour? I've talked to one of our major tour operators about an exclusive group in which we would be on tour with one of their best Professional Tour Directors. It would also be an opportunity for a reunion with past students and a way to meet your past fellow classmates. Of course family and friends are welcome.

Right now I'm looking at a tour of the Southern states in December or early January. The tours are affordable and warmer than the East Coast. I'd like to offer the training before the major tour operators start their new hiring in the New Year.

Sound interesting? Any suggestions? I'm short on time so let me know if you think you may be interested.

Where are you now? Who are you working for?

Need suggestions?

I look forward to keeping in touch.