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Job Description

Plan, organize, and conduct long-distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.

Other Job Titles

Cruise Counselor, Guide, Mountain Bike Guide, River Guide, Tour Coordinator, Tour Director, Tour Escort, Tour Manager, Tour Operator, Tours Captain

Job Tasks

  • Plan tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites.
  • Resolve any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations.
  • Sell travel packages.
  • Arrange for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel.
  • Evaluate services received on the tour, and report findings to tour organizers.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $16.45/hr. – $34,220 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 9,600″

Required Education

Some college or High School Diploma/ GED

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