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Tour Manager / Director

Pleasurebent Tours

Pleasurebent Tours is a 44-year old tour company located in sunny and friendly Tucson, Arizona. We take groups on Destination Tours (4 days to 2 weeks) around the world and Day Tours. Our goal is to go above and beyond what the customer expects - to exceed expectations in everything we deliver. We are currently looking for experienced, engaged and gracious Tour Manager/Directors to join our growing company. Do you love to travel? Are you great with people and value relationships? Do you love to challenge yourself and never stop learning? Are you highly organized and efficient? Do you seek a great team environment in a terrific location?

The Tour Manager/Director will research and lead tours, and serve as a representative of Pleasurebent Tours at all times while on board the motorcoach, in airports, on cruises, and other modes of transport, with customers and around vendors. Tour Directors should be prepared and available to help customers 24 hours a day, while on tour. Pleasurebent Tour Directors serve as representation of the organization throughout the world. Professional behavior and courtesy must be demonstrated at all times.Tour Directors will narrate knowledge, history and content of each tour to Pleasurebent Tours clients. They will research and share extensive knowledge of area; history, geography, flora, fauna, etc. and/or work with local experts to share this with Pleasurebent Tours clients. They will use every resource necessary and possible to exceed the client’s needs.

What we require:

  • 5 Years + experience guiding/leading tours.
  • Passion for people, different cultures and traditions.
  • Go beyond the touristy destination to connect your travelers with the locals.
  • Flexibility, teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Ability to make quick decisions to address last minute changes and working responsibilities.
  • In charge of the quality of the entire tour and to deliver an unforgettable experience to the travelers.
  • Deliver all the information about the destination/program/schedule.
  • Understand the expectations of the travelers and focus on their enjoyment of the trip.
  • Reconfirms every service with Vendors and coaches.
  • Represent Pleasurebent Tours to keep a cordial and formal relationship with our vendors.
  • Listen to passengers feedback, take notes and communicate to the Pleasurebent Tours Office.
  • Ensure quality and consistent product is delivered from vendors and coach drivers along the tour route.
  • Ensure luggage is properly loaded on motorcoach by hotels and delivered to guests rooms in an efficient manner.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties on tour to ensure clients needs are met including supplying drinks/snacks on board the motorcoach.
  • Turn in valid paperwork prior to next tour departure. This includes logs, expense reports and other tour reports.
  • With the motorcoach driver, maintain and operate a clean coach.

Pleasurebent Tours pays a highly competitive wage. Tour Managers/Directors also earn significant tips from customers. Depending on the number of tours and hours worked, Tour Managers/Directors may be eligible for participation in the company health, dental and vision plans. Tour Managers/Directors may participate in the company 401K and may be eligible for bonuses depending on the success of the company. The company will provide travel expenses for employees.

Pleasurebent Tours provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Tour Guide

Nui Tours LLC.

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About us: Is a rapidly growing, locally owned tour company based out of Waikiki. We operate extensive circle island snorkel tours in which we provide snacks, drinks, snorkeling equipment, and some of the most knowledgeable tour guides in the industry. We offer tours everyday from 7:45 AM - 5:45 PM, with several Waikiki Hotel pick up/ drop offs available. Our goal is to teach our guests about the wonders these islands while reducing our ecological footprint as a team.

Requirements:

-Working cellular phone with active data plan.

-Ability to exercise crowd control(manage up to 33 passengers) safely throughout 16 locations on the island of O’ahu.

-MUST be knowledgeable about Hawaiiana: Hawaiian history, place names, plant and marine life as well as information regarding locations we visit (see Nuitours.com “grand circle island tour” to see our route/map)

-Excellent people skills!(Customer satisfaction/ safety is our MAIN concern)

-MUST BE A DEPENDABLE, SOBER, HARDWORKING INDIVIDUAL TO APPLY. (ZERO tolerance for no shows)

-Will need to aqquire Red Cross “lifeguard“ certification. (Can be acquired after hiring process)

Visit our website at Nuitours.com and review the “grand circle island tour” there you will find an interactive map and detailed route report as well as a promotional video/ media to better understand our operation. Mahalo Nui Loa.

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Commission pay
  • Tips


Tour Guide

The Tour Guy 

Job Description

The Tour Guy is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated applicants to join our New York team! We are looking for a Tour Guide who loves New York as much as we do and is eager to share that passion with our clients! If you love art, history, food and Broadway you’ll be a perfect guide!

The most common question we get asked is: “Who is The Tour Guy?” The Tour Guy isn’t one person, it is a whole team! I wouldn’t say he is a guy either – most of our team is actually female. We like having “guy” in our name because it reinforces that we aren’t just a company, we are a team of passionate and friendly people. We are a group of like-minded people that want to create unforgettable experiences for our customers, always with top-notch customer service and that personal touch.

This position will be a Tour Guide of New York’s main sights including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Statue of Liberty. Though previous guiding experience is not required, a passion, knowledge and skills of storytelling are. This is not an office job, here you will be on the ground experience New York City with tourists and locals alike.

Responsibilities:

-Independently guide tour groups through Museums and local landmarks

-The Golden Rule of Tourism: Treat the vacation of others like you want your vacation treated

Requirements:

-Tour Guide a experience a major plus but not required

-Tourism Experience a plus

-Fluent in English

-Proficiency in Foreign Languages a plus

-An expertise in all things NYC

-A background in Art History, Culture or Food

-Being a natural storyteller who loves travel like all of us at The Tour Guy

-Having a really good answer on where to find the best pizza in New York

-Outgoing, friendly and confident personality

-Attention to detail and good organizational skills
-Ability to work effectively under pressure

-Ability to work independently once trained



Tour Guide

Central Park Discovery

We are looking for positive, outgoing, friendly tour guides with great knowledge of Central Park and New York City.

Read through the questions below. If you can answer “yes” to most of them, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Do you truly care about guests’ experiences?
  • Do you have exceptional people skills? Can you converse with all different types of people? Are you interested in other people’s stories?
  • Do you know New York? Its history, food, culture, diversity and people?
  • Are you energized by quickly thinking on your feet? Can you solve problems confidently and on the fly?
  • Do you speak fluent English?

We are looking for guides for walking, bicycle and pedicab tours. (please mention in the cover letter what type you are applying for)