Professional Tour Management Training
Training for Tour Guides - Tour Directors - Cruise Hosts
Professional Tour Management Training
Fast Track Classroom Training for Tour Directors, Travel Staff, Tour Guides and Cruise Hosts
When: May 30, 31, June 1, 2, 2013
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: Laguna Hills Courtyard Marriott in beautiful South Orange County, California*
*The hotel is holding a limited number of rooms at a special rate of $109 per night until May 10.
For additional information contact Cherie at:
Non-Refundable Deposit $85
Payment in Full $545
Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion: Issued to students that complete all four days and the required project. This is an intensive and fast paced training to get you ready for hiring now! It's not a classroom lecture series. It's a hands-on, pull up your sleeves and get busy workshop. I want you confident and ready to lead tours, programs and cruises locally, domestically and internationally.
At completion you will have knowledge and skills for international, domestic, and local tours, including research and development of exciting and interesting narration; procedures and safety for airports, hotels, motor coaches, and attractions; briefings; documentation; handling tour challenges and emergencies and more.
Tourism is back and hiring. I want you ready to get started now!!
You will learn how to get hired by:
Past students are managers, leads, HR, trainers, tour directors, guides, travel staff, cruise staff, lectures and or have their own tour operations. Companies include: Tauck, Globus, Cosmos, ATI, Collette, Princess Tours, Westours, Contiki, Suntrek, EF Student Tours, Destination America, PRA, Single Cruises International, Princess Cruises, Viking River Cruises, Access Destinations, Meeting Managers and many more
The daily event will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in Laguna Hills California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The Orange County, John Wayne airport is located approximately ten north of the hotel.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT LAGUNA HILLS IRVINE SPECTRUM
23175 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA
Space is limited so make reservation immediately!
What Others have Said About Professional Tour Management Training:
"Cherie Anderson is a vivacious, detail-oriented, multi-cultural, superior tour director who eagerly shares her passion for travel and her vast knowledge of our world. Not only is Cherie a tireless champion of the travel and tourism industry but also an approachable, sincere teacher always generous with her time and expertise. Her "Tour Director Training Guide: Get Paid to Travel" should be on every travel agent's, tour operator's, and prospective tour director's/guide's book shelf. It was a real treat for us and our listeners to have Cherie on our radio show
"Travel Talk: Escapes."" February 28, 2009
I want to express my deepest appreciation to you and to your excellent classes in tour management. I can truly say that you have changed my life!!
Through your all-encompassing, resources, I received the names of tour companies and cruise lines and learned the best approach to apply for a variety of tour-related jobs.
Once I was hired as a Tour Director with a superior tour company, I had all of the skills necessary to perform my new job, thanks to the thorough instruction I had received from you. You gave top-notch training, good advice for all situations and I received a wealth of information from your classes.
I can thank you for the 17 successful years I have had as a Tour Director, along with the 18 exciting years I have spent at sea in my cruise line job. Neither job would have been possible without you.
Not only did you provide detailed instruction and resources, you also provided a personal touch. Through the years you have been available to your students, helping as necessary and rejoicing in our successes. You have put in a good word when it was needed and you have provided new information. You have even provided extra work assignments, such as the privilege to work the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and help out with shore work for cruise lines in port and in airports. This has been outside the scope of your classes and you have gone over and above!
As I continue in my two rewarding jobs, your expertise and your relationships in the travel community has now provided me with a new and exciting challenge in an additional job onboard cruise ships, combining the skills and passions I have. I look forward to this new addition and challenge to my career. The last 18 years have been the most amazing, exciting and adventurous of my life and I have you and your classes to thank for that.
If there is anyone thinking about embarking on a travel career, I would say "Go for it". With Cherie as your unique teacher, you will have a fantastic journey!
Thought I would drop you a quick line. It's been almost a full year since I completed your on-line course (end of September). I have completed a full season with EF Explore America and am in full throttle with Paragon Tours.
I have passed my yearend review with flying colors at EF and have been invited back for next season with a "not so bad" raise. This has all worked out well. I leave tomorrow AM for a Maine Booth bay Harbor tour which at this time of the year will be beautiful.
I do have to tell you that your course has opened the doors and the information learned is as good as anywhere else. I constantly get asked by other TD's what year I went to ... and really knock their socks off when I told them where I was trained. Most, after paying big bucks, the very expensive travel school ... are amazed and some are "really put off" because I got the same job as they did without paying thousands of dollars. I can stand my ground with the best of them. Of course, the knowledge is one thing, but once learned, it's the personality that makes the tour (and tips :-)).
Anyway, that's it for now and thanks again!!!!!!!
Cherie Anderson's course, Professional Tour Management Training, has changed my life! The tools she provides will help get you noticed and in the door. I Landed my first job soon after I graduated. Such a small investment in her wonderful class has yielded such big results. I now work full-time as a professional tour director and port lecturer for a cruise line. I am seeing the world and am loving every minute of it.
I hope this email finds you in good health and in good spirits. I wanted to let you know how helpful your course has been for me. I paid attention to your advice and was very persistent and followed through using your methods.
I am now working in San Diego for 4 DMC's as a guide/field staff and as a tour director for a motor coach tour operator guiding day trips in So. Cal and into Baja. I will do my first 7 day motor coach tour in May! I am still guiding my own wine tours in Baja for Carnival.
Anyway, thanks again for your wisdom and excellent instruction.
Su amigo, Steve Dryden
Update 2010: "Steve Dryden: "Looking back over the last six years in the tourism business, your program put me light years ahead of my competition."
I sent out about 10 resumes in early December and applied to a couple of cruise lines' Alaska programs. I received one call for an interview in mid-December and had a phone interview just before X-mas. The 35-minute interview, which consisted of questions, scenario and discussion was pretty intense, but I made it through, although I was a little nervous. The interviewer started out by asking what I thought the responsibilities were and my corresponding qualifications. I was prepared with my list because of Cherie's outline in Lesson 12. This lesson was invaluable, especially Chapter 4. This was followed by the typical interview questions, some follow-up about the specifics of the position and then scenarios. The scenarios were almost identical to what Cherie had prepared for us. Anyway, last week I received an invitation to the TD training later this month. I can't wait!
A special thanks Cherie for making it possible for us to break into this new career and get our first assignments.
Deposit: Hold class reservation with $85 non-refundable deposit.
Professional Tour Management Training, P.O. Box 592 Lake Forest, CA 92609, USA
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