Working with groups of holiday-makers, tour managers accompany them on trips to a wide variety of locations in both Britain and abroad.
They are there to ensure that the trip runs smoothly, and that the guests enjoy their holiday, providing practical support throughout the trip. Tour managers are typically with a group from the beginning to the end of the trip, and in many companies are involved in all stages of the trip from planning itineraries and schedules onwards.
Most tour managers are self-employed. There are numerous potential employers however, including both large, international tour operators and smaller specialist tour companies - these can include everything from sports tours to music tours and educational trips. The key to working in this field is likely to be a combination of good customer service experience, an engaging personality, and perhaps also a specialism or knowledge in a particular field or region.
While both national and international operators are always recruiting, it is rare to actually find job adverts as the companies receive so many speculative applications. This is a business in which speculative applications are recommended, and indeed many people find employment this way.
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