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Tour Director - Canadian Rockies

Odysseys Unlimited 4.89 Reviews  – Calgary

Job Description

Description:

Odysseys Unlimited is a U.S. based tour operator, serving both the direct and special interest group markets. We provide international and North American high-quality, small group tours to senior Americans, including members of some of the country's most prestigious non-profit and alumni organizations. We limit enrollment to 12 to 24 guests in order to offer a more intimate, authentic and memorable experience.

We are seeking experienced tour directors for the 2018 season of our Canadian Rockies program. Please see below for locations visited on the itinerary.

Canadian Rockies ExplorerCalgary – Glacier NP – Whitefish, MT – Lake Louise – Jasper – Banff

Requirements:
  • Must hold Canadian residency
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience acting as Tour Director/Tour Manager for senior Americans on multi-day itineraries within program locations
    • FAM tour experience not applicable
    • Residency and independent travel do not meet the requirement for destination knowledge
  • Able to relate to the senior traveler and develop group camaraderie
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Extraordinary knowledge of the places visited and passion for the destination
  • Ability to manage the day to day operation of the tour and provide interesting commentary
  • Proven experience in providing an exceptional level of attention, communication & care to each guest
  • Able to adapt to the local environment and take advantage of spontaneous events and activities as they present themselves
Please note: Due to the large volume of incoming applications, only candidates that have met the requirements outlined in the job description will receive a response.

Odysseys Unlimited Reviews

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3 Ratings
    1. Featured Review

      "Great company and great tours!!"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Newton, MA
      Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Newton, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Odysseys Unlimited full-time (More than a year)

      Pros

      Travel perks -- tours are great! The CEO, Bruce, is SO friendly and knows everyone's name. It's a small company and it sort of feels like a family. It's very easy to talk to your managers and supervisors. Everyone knows each other and company events are fun!

      Cons

      Honestly not too many cons -- the only thing is since it's a small company it's hard to find room for growth. Overall no complaints!

      Advice to Management

      That's tough -- I guess let the TCs have flex hours on Fridays in the Summer?? Keep doing what you're doing!


    2. "Great company where leadership really cares about employees!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Odysseys Unlimited full-time

      Pros

      Amazing benefits, Caring leadership, Growing company

      Cons

      Salaries in the travel industry are not high paying


    3. Helpful (1)

      "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Odysseys Unlimited (Less than a year)

      Pros

      -Office culture is open and accepting and all employees are very nice and welcoming.
      -The CEO is personable and knows everyone by name.
      -Although everyone works hard, luckily, the atmosphere is not tense - which is hard to find in many office environments.

      Cons

      Can't think of many negative things to say.

      Advice to Management

      Keep investing in office culture events such as mindfulness workshops, breakfasts, etc. Everyone enjoys them.

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