Welcome, Tour Operators!
Whether you’re a small business owner looking to improve your tour experience, or a large tour operator looking to train your tour directors or find the right fit, TripSchool works with companies of all sizes. We offer customized, in-person or online solutions for your training needs. We help you grow your business, and give you the confidence that your guides will offer guests an incredible level of engagement and knowledge.
We do four things, really well.
We offer both general public and private, custom intensive destination trainings. We’ll craft an expert destination training, so you don’t have to. Better than a shadow tour, we’ll make sure your new hires are ready for the road.
Speaking & Workshops
We’ve spent years coming to companies and training tour directors on better storytelling, innovative uses of technology, and creating wow moments on tour. In short: we offer boot camps to make your guides better.
Custom Training Manuals
Mitch has written incredibly popular handbooks for the east coast. We offer you the ability to tailor our enormous database of content to your itineraries, and custom-brand the books for you. We’ll fill the books with best-in-class information, tailored to your itineraries, branded for your company.
Online Courses & Tests
If your TD doesn’t have time to visit a place, or you’d like sales staff to learn more about a destination, we offer online courses that serve as virtual FAM tours, complete with video, maps, and commentary. We also offer custom assessments of your TDs’ knowledge, assuring you that they know their stuff.
Who are we?
TripSchool is the project of Mitch Bach and Alan Armijo, two veteran tour directors who have worked in the travel industry for the past 20 years. Alan resides in Montreal and has worked on both the front and back end of tour operating, filling his year with student and adult groups around Canada and the U.S.. Mitch started guiding in Paris, and has authored four popular guiding handbooks for cities across the U.S. East Coast. He was a TD in Europe for 6 years before working in North America for the past 11. He has trained new guides for various companies for the past 7 years, and has been a featured speaker at large conferences and a dozen major companies’ annual meetings, from Disney to Globus.
Need a tour director?
We have 500+ alumni, all around the world. We believe our grads have been trained incredibly well, and stand by them. You can always access our graduate portal to quickly see their photos, resumes, and expertise. You can also contact us and we will blast our community ASAP to quickly find you a qualified TD!
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Interested in talking?
We’d love to hear from you. You can use the form below to reach out to us both directly. We’ll respond ASAP.