Albuquerque to Host International Tour Management Institute’s 26th Symposium and Reunion

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Unique tourism industry event brings together key stakeholders for interactive seminars that address consumer expectations, trends and critical market intelligence.

Ted Bravos, CEO, International Tour Management Institute

“Tour directors are the front line workers, they possess a first-hand understanding of tour itineraries and attractions and how they are perceived by travelers," states Ted Bravos.

International Tour Management Institute (ITMI), http://www.itmisf.com America’s premier training and certification program for professional tour directors and guides has chosen Albuquerque as the host city for its 26th Symposium, January 27th to 31st, 2013. The elegant Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa has been designated as the venue.

The ITMI Symposium includes interactive seminars and educational programs that provide tour operators and suppliers, professional tour guides and other tourism industry stakeholders a unique opportunity to learn from one another. “Tour directors are the front line workers, they possess a first-hand understanding of tour itineraries and attractions and how they are perceived by travelers,” states Ted Bravos, CEO OF ITMI. “The market intelligence they offer tour operators and suppliers is invaluable in ensuring future customer satisfaction and repeat business.”

The ITMI Symposium is the only tourism industry conference that brings together key players to discuss:

  •     The biggest challenges they face;
  •     The information they need most;
  •     The trends influencing their business;
  •     How stakeholders can work together to achieve their mutual objectives.

Another highlight of ITMI’s Symposium is the “marketplace,” where leading tour operators, suppliers and meeting and event planners can interview and hire professional tour directors, guides and travel staff for forthcoming tours, events and cruises. The ITMI Symposium attracts leading domestic and international tour operators such as Smithsonian Student Travel, Tauck World Discovery, Globus Family of Brands, Collette Vacations, Princess and Holland America Cruise lines, Adventures by Disney, Destination America and WorldStrides.

About ITMI:
Since 1976, ITMI has been America’s premier training and certification program for professional tour directors, guides and travel staff. For more information about ITMI or the Symposium, contact Annemarie Osborne Annemarie.Osborne (at) gmail (dot) com (800) 442-4864 (415) 957-9489 or visit http://www.itmisf.com.

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