How to travel the world FREE. As an International Tour Director©

Around the world for FREE A step-by-step guide in travelling the world for FREE

by Gerald Mitchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/5/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781440100796

About the Book

Learn How to Turn Your Avocation into Your Vocation!

Be an International Tour Director and design and escort your own tours all around the world. In almost every country, tourism is one of the most significant industries providing jobs for thousands of people and economic advantages many countries would not have otherwise. Governments and private enterprise support the efforts of International Tour Directors who invest in imaginative and innovative tourist programs. By providing travelers with good opportunities to have the trip of their dreams, the professional International Tour Director brings income in to a country and to the tourism business in general.

Satisfied customers will go back and encourage their friends to undertake the same type of experiences they have, and this will increase business even more. You may be called upon to design and escort Cruises, Spa Holidays, Student Trips, Senior Citizen Motor Coach Tours, Incentive programs, conventions, and almost whatever specialized group you can think of in London, Paris, New York, Rome, and exotic spots throughout the world.

As an International Tour Director you will be expected to have a keen interest and skill in fulfilling the needs of your clients by seeking out and finding unspoiled and relatively undiscovered corners of the world, where facilities such as superb, un-crowded golf courses, fishing, hiking, splendid scenery, uncluttered roads and hospitable restaurants offer your clients the best in unforgettable travel experiences.

Being a good communicator, a diplomat, detail oriented, well organized, and highly responsible will help you manage emergencies as well as handle considerable amounts of money in both foreign and local currencies. Many Tour Operators are now recruiting International Tour Directors with a Master's degree in history or some other specialty such as wine, culinary arts, architecture, arts and crafts, or even wildflowers.

You are the clients' bridge over "the culture gap"

About the Author

The GEM Group, LLC Est. 1976 Gerald E. Mitchell, president of the GEM group, Ltd. Provides an unsurpassed insiders view of the modern day travel industry. Gerald integrates his years as an educator, lecturer, tour operator and author to create a travel experience that few can equal. He possesses a special talent for showing visitors the beauty of the natural and cultural heritage of their destination. Mitchell has over twenty-five years of experience in the travel-tourism industry. He has served as an adjunct professor at four U.S. universities and lectured on sustainable travel-tourism development for the Organization of American States, Canada, Russia, the Bahamas, and at the nation's military academies at West Point and Annapolis. He has served as a special advisor to the U. S. Naval Command, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Mitchell provides strategic planning and training for destination management companies, tour guiding services, international tourism offices and other related travel organizations. Gerald has traveled worldwide promoting tourism in emerging countries. Most recently, in conjunction with USAID, Mitchell conducted an intensive workshop designed to promote and support growth of the competitive and dynamic private sector of Croatia. The Travel Agents Association of Zambia is working with Mitchell to promote tourism in Zambia with a goal of increasing the nation’s revenue. As an educator and lecturer Gerald’s vast amount of experience and knowledge is without a doubt unsurpassed. Mitchell is the author of a number of books on tourism and careers for those in the travel industry, including the recently published Global Travel Tourism Career Opportunities This is a “must read” fundamental text book for anyone considering tourism as a career. His book Travel the World Free as an International Tour Director has just been released in its fourth edition and provides all the fundamentals of the requirements for entering the travel industry on the international scene. Both books are now available at The GEM Group was founded over two decades ago. Its ethos, to provide quality experiences for tourists to international and local destinations. Mitchell is as much at home lecturing on his podium as he is integrating with Inuit tribes in the Arctic where he trained them on how to conduct tours for various expeditions. He has a driving force unmatched by others in his field and his greatest ambition over the years has been to show others the joy of travel and bring about a greater understanding among the peoples of different cultures by embracing their ancient wisdom, their physical and moral strengths. Gerald E Mitchell is truly a citizen of the world.