The International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) Proudly Announces that Warner Bros. Studio Tours is a Gold Sponsor of the ITMI Symposium

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The ITMI Symposium to be held in Ontario, California, January 24th to 28th 2016, will celebrate the company’s 40th Anniversary in grand style.

Ted Bravos

This is an excellent opportunity for decision makers responsible for the development of tour itineraries to experience first hand the magic of a Hollywood studio.

ITMI Symposium participants will visit the newly expanded Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. The Studio Tour takes guests closer than ever to the entertainment they know and love. The tour lets fans see the real sets and soundstages where the greatest names in entertainment made history. Guests have the opportunity to touch, tour, and explore the iconic 110-acre film studio that brought the world Casablanca, The Music Man, Argo and Ocean’s Eleven to the big screen. From The Big Bang Theory to Friends, the Studio Tour provides a behind the camera look at how movie and television magic is made. A visit includes a rare look inside many of the studio’s production areas and concludes at their newest addition – Stage 48: Script to Screen. While inside this interactive soundstage, guests have the unique opportunity to explore the full film and television production process and the glory of awards season.

“We are excited to welcome the ITMI Symposium participants to Warner Bros. Studios on their 40th anniversary,” says Danny Kahn, Executive Director of the Studio Tour. “It is thrilling to be a part of this milestone celebration and we look forward to showcasing the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood to the global community of key tourism industry professionals.”

“We are thrilled that Warner Bros. Studio Tours Hollywood will be hosting symposium participants,” states Ted Bravos, CEO of ITMI. “It is certain to be one of the highlights of our 40th anniversary event. This is an excellent opportunity for decision makers responsible for the development of tour itineraries to experience first hand the magic of a Hollywood studio. Tour operators know that a trip to Southern California would not be complete without a glimpse into moviemaking history.”

The ITMI Symposium will be held January 24th to 28th, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Ontario, California. The symposium is an exclusive tourism industry event that attracts leading domestic and international tour operators such as Globus Family of Brands, Tauck, Adventures by Disney, Destination America, Rick Steves' Europe, Collette, Worldstrides, EF Explore America, and cruise lines like Princess / Holland America Cruises, to name but a few.

The symposium includes master classes, panel discussions, and powerful keynote addresses by visionaries and thought leaders. A special Marketplace offers face-to-face opportunities for leading tour operators to interview some of the finest tour directors and guides in the travel industry.

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 (800) 442-4864 (415) 957-9489 or visit

About Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is open Monday through Sunday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM, with Studio Tours departing every 15 minutes and extended hours offered during the summer season. Reservations are recommended and all children eight years or older are welcomed. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 818-977-TOUR (8687). Press contact, Holly Taylor, Rogers & Cowan, (310) 854-8115 or HeTaylor(at)RogersandCowan(dot)com.

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