What makes a great tour director?

BY MITCH BACH Last week I attended the 2019 SYTA conference, a chance for companies in the student tour market to get together and network. I bumped into an old friend who works as a tour operator, and TripSchool has sent several of our certified tour directors his way. I was excited to hear how [...]

What makes a great tour director?2019-08-20T09:18:14-05:00

Tour Guide Storytelling Tips

  “The world is not made of atoms. It is made of stories.” – Muriel Ruykeser “A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way.” – Flannery O’Connor “In my life, the stories I have heard from my family, my friends, my community, and from willing strangers all over [...]

Tour Guide Storytelling Tips2018-10-03T07:23:13-05:00

Getting the NYC tour guide license

Similar to several other cities around the U.S., New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs requires a business license to "guide or direct people to any place or point of public interest or to describe, explain, or lecture about any place or point of public interest to any person in connection with any sightseeing [...]

Getting the NYC tour guide license2018-11-28T23:28:49-05:00

Tour Director Resume Tips & Tricks

by Ashley Levy and Mitch Bach Over the past year we've spent many hours helping new tour directors perfect their resumes, and talking to tour operators about what they like to see. This article is an attempt to share our advice and perspective with the wider tour directing community! It's important to remember, however, [...]

Tour Director Resume Tips & Tricks2019-01-15T12:01:54-05:00

Preparing for your TripSchool training

If you're reading this, hopefully you've signed up for a TripSchool course, or are at least interested in possibly attending one! We've put together this post to help you prepare for your trip. This is a training, not a vacation! TripSchool trainings are pretty intense. We have a lot of fun, but it is [...]

Preparing for your TripSchool training2019-07-13T18:18:22-05:00