Tour Manager job description

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Tour Managers are responsible for organizing, planning and conducting long distance expeditions, travel, and tours for groups or individuals. They make sure that the travel runs smoothly from venue to venue without any issue. These professionals are required to confirm reservations and show times, and deal with venue managers, ticket agents and promoters. They also manage the schedules of the travel group and look after their finances.

Tour Managers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Verifying the quality and amount of equipment prior to expeditions.
•   Setting up camps.
• Instructing travelers.
• Selling travel packages.
• Planning itineraries.


• Being flexible and adaptable.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having good negotiation skills.
• Being creative.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being able to solve problems.
• Having IT skills.
• Being punctual.
• Having public relations skills.


Applicants for Tour Manager jobs need to have a High School Diploma and College Majors in Tourism and Travel Services Management. Other suitable academic qualifications for this area are a Degree in Management and a Bachelor´s Degree in Business Administration, Tourism or a related field. There are some cases where it is not compulsory to have academic qualifications and five years of experience in hotel and travel industry are enough background for applicants, so any equivalent combination of education and experience is possible.

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