This scholarship is my greatest reward which will help me hone my skills and I am very excited and will stay committed, dedicated and thankful to both Tourism Cares and ITMI for this golden opportunity.
— Nirupama Zaveri, 2017 ITMI Award Recipient
What a delight it has been to receive this Tourism Cares Scholarship for the ITMI Symposium. I am thankful for a chance to be back in the globe trotting game. I look forward to using this opportunity to my fullest advantage.
— Jessa Diaz, 2016 ITMI Award Recipient

2018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

The International Tour Management Institute awards program is supporting the professional development of 7 promising Tour Guides and Directors by contributing to their attendance to the ITMI Symposium in November 2018.

Online Application opens August 10 and closes August 19! The first 25 submitted applications are considered.

Past Awards:

2017 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

The International Tour Management Institute 15 promising Tour Guides and Tour Directors were awarded scholarships to the ITMI Symposium Caribbean Cruise in January 2018, funded by the Bill Newton/Kathy Neville Scholarship Fund.  

2016 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

The International Tour Management Institute (ITMI): Ten promising tour guides and tour directors were awarded scholarships funded by the Bill Newton/Kathy Neville Scholarship Fund towards the 2017 ITMI Symposium or tour guide/tour director certification.

ASTAFellows: 12 travel agent professionals were awarded scholarships towards professional development programs. New Stars: 12 agents were awarded scholarships towards new agent learning at the ASTA Global Convention

Please contact ASTA at askasta@asta.org for questions about their opportunities. 

View a list of Certificate Programs which offer professional development opportunities.