Hello. I am on a journey to continue to better myself and find new adventures in life. I have been contemplating for a long time to venture into unfamiliar territory because I know there is more for me to see, learn, and experience to share with others. My travel experiences will be documented on a video camera, uploaded to a personal website of mine, and discussed online. I will walk the viewers through my travels and show them the sights of the world. Some people will never experience travel so I will be their eyes.
One of my dreams and goals have been to become a certified Tour Director from the International Guide Academy. The International Guide Academy started in 1973 and conducted courses in Australia, Hong Kong, and London. Then IGA moved to the United States in 1988 and started in Mexico in 2007. We were selected by the Jamaican Tourism Board to review their training programs and train their Tour Guides, began a successful program training and certifying Tour Directors while at sea in 2009 and added a program in Canada in July 2010 that filled to capacity.
A Tour Director is also called a Tour Manager and, in some parts of the world, an Escort or Courier. Tour Operators hire Tour Managers (or Tour Directors) whose responsibilities are varied and comprehensive. Tour Directors travel with the group that has been organized by the Tour Operator. They stay at the same hotels, eat the same meals, go on the optional excursions, etc. They are responsible for the daily activities and to insure that what the passengers have paid for happens in a manner that is acceptable to the passengers and that the passengers have the "vacation of a lifetime."
Please help me make my dream come true. Any little bit will help. Thank you in advance.