Opening doors to new opportunities in the travel industry
Pathways is a coalition of leading travel industry organizations helping to reduce hiring inequalities by offering opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.
Change your life. Explore a new career path.
A TRAVEL CAREER THAT CHANGES LIVES
Forget what you think you know about travel careers. It's more than hotels and travel agents. Tour guides, travel directors, and tour operators create and deliver life-changing experiences around the world. They are the world's storytellers.
Pathways founding partner Leon Burnette share why tour guiding and tour directing are such powerful travel industry career paths.
Pathways scholars reflect on their training experience, and why they’re attracted to the jobs of tour guide & tour director.
a LIFE-CHANGING CAREER
"Traveling is all about storytelling, sharing the rich history, food, music and culture present in communities everywhere. Tour guides are the world's educators and philosophers."
Training that changes you.
Coming to a city near you...
Pathways trainings are held across the United States. Let us know if you’re interested in us coming to your city!
2024 and beyond
Tour Directing & Guiding Course
If you’re interested in becoming a tour guide or tour director, join us in Washington D.C. in late October for a free training opportunity.
CONSIDER SPONSORING OR SUPPORTING US
We need your support. We are building a coalition of likeminded organizations: tour operators, guide and tourism associations, marketing agencies, DMOs and CVBs, and any other industry organization.
Part of a BETTER future
Our career, recruitment and training objectives align with the United Nation's Sustainability Development Goals.
Ready to start a new travel career?
(there’s no cost, and no obligation)