TripSchool offers immersive tour director & guide training experiences around the world!
TripSchool is here to help you conquer new destinations and improve your tour guiding skills quickly and masterfully. The travel industry is changing rapidly and TripSchool offers a new approach to training: We offer you hands-on, intensive programs that get you up to speed with logistics, commentary, and guiding craft quickly in order to make you look like a pro from your first tour!
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We do three things really well.
We take you on the road. We teach you our fresh approach to both practical destination knowledge and the guiding skills necessary to stand out in today’s travel industry. Not just your standard old FAM tour, we call these IDTs: Intensive Destination Training. There’s nothing else like it in the industry.
Online Courses & Resources
Our online training programs launch in January, and they’ll be the best in the industry. We’ll be offering a guiding fundamentals course, virtual tours of cities, tour directing courses, and bite-sized videos that are all geared towards improving your craft!
TripSchool Press offer a growing library of wildly popular tour guiding books are written by experts in the industry, so they’re exactly what you need. Our books will give you the commentary and logistics information that you need to look like a pro from Day 1.
Our training programs are affordable and flexible.
Join us for a city training, buy a book, or complete our entire three-level tour director training program!
San Diego, CA
January 22-26, 2019
This five-day intense program is designed to enhance every aspect of your tour directing and guiding craft! We’re focusing on storytelling, creating wow moments, engaging with students and adults, motor coach and walking tour training, and enhancing your tours with technology. By the end of the course, you’ll have learned our guiding secrets and be ready to begin or take your career to the next level.
“There’s nothing like TripSchool.”
We love our grads, and the feedback they give. There’s only so much we can say to convince you to try one of our classes. But, hopefully the enthusiasm of our graduates helps you understand how TripSchool is different! We never solicit endorsements, but we love to share the praise we receive.
“I want to send a huge thank you to Mitch and Alan for your wisdom and support. TripSchool is the best decision I’ve ever made (and you can make if you are trying to get into the travel industry). The information received left me excited, some left me scared, some made me cry, but we always had laughs. You guys are beyond amazing!”
“Thank you Mitch Bach and Alan Armijo for an unforgettable experience on your MegaTraining!!!! Y’all are at the top of your game and offer us so much more than the basic where to go and how to get there!!! Your passion and enthusiasm for the industry is unsurpassable, and your energy is infectious!! Thank you for sharing all your secrets and not keeping them to yourselves. I am so grateful and privileged to be a part of such a wonderful community.”
“It’s been an amazing Mega journey! 173,475 steps walked over 77.48 miles and 114 floors climbed, 2.5 hours of sleep in total, 1,563 cups of coffee sipped, 1 amazing Mitch and 1 fantastic Alan and – voila! – the first Mega TripSchool is successfully concluded! It’s been beyond mind-blowing! I can’t give you two enough praise, accolades or appreciation!”
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December: 8 Ways to Up Your Tour Tech Game!
This PDF serves as notes for the talk we delivered at the 2018 IATDG conference. We gave away a bunch of our favorite ways to use new technologies before and while on tour.
We promise we’ll never share your information, and won’t email that often. If you’re already a TripSchool grad, you can access the template from your Graduate Resource Portal.