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Do you love to travel?

Does the thought of enjoying exotic destinations while enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experiences sound like a dream come true?!  Are you looking for a wonderful career that is rewarding, meaningful, enjoyable, flexible, life changing and a livelihood you love and look for to and love. 

What if I told you ....

You can have everything you dreamed of and more?   What if I told you – that you could do all the above and get paid for it?!

It's True ....

You can travel, and experience things you never thought possible – and get paid for it!

My name is Cherie. For over 20 years I have traveled to far away places that many people only dream of – and I get paid well to do it! I have lived this life and I have experienced wondrous cultures, foods, sites and peoples -- all while making money!

I have trained thousands of tour directors, guides, cruise hosts and travel staff around the world - just like you to live their dream travel job for over 20 years. I teach them the ins and outs of becoming Tour Directors, Tour Managers, Adventure Guides. Student Tour Leaders, Tour Guides, Cruise Hosts and Travel Staff (Conventions, Meetings and Incentive Market).  My students travel all over the world living the life you are dreaming about.  We love our careers!  Let me help you!

Just do what I say...say what I say,,..do my briefing and you will be successful!  I keep it easy!  

Hi Cherie,

I want to tell you how wonderful your class was if it weren’t for your class I would not have been offered the three jobs that I have accepted this week.

Last week I was offered a job with a Destination Management Company to start training with them the first week of April and I accepted it. At the beginning of the interview the company interviewer asked ,”so you are Cherie Anderson trained?,” and I said, “Yes.” His comment:“That is good enough for me!”

Thanks; for a job well done!!
Myrna Orr

January 2022

Now I want to make your dreams come true. I have poured all my years of knowledge, experience and training into a tried and true training guide. 

Cherie SpeakingMy experience is a goldmine for you. If you are a person that would love to take exciting vacations, stay in the finest hotels, and experience life to its fullest, while getting paid this training guide is for you!  (Hard copy also available.)

This training guide, "Tour Directors Training Guide", is a complete manual of everything I have learned in my career as a Tour Management Professional. I want you to have the thrills that I have enjoyed over the years - and the income that you deserve.

You will learn how to get hired by:

  • Tour Operators - Inbound and Outbound 
  • Incentive Houses/Meeting Planners
  • Destination Management Companies
  • Sightseeing Companies/Step on Guides
  • Receptive Services
  • Cruise Lines
  • Student Groups
  • Adventure Companies


Thank you so very much for everything that you have done to contribute towards launching my career as a tour director. Your book, Tour Director Training Guide, get paid to travel, is like a bible to me for working in the tourism industry. In addition to reading your book, earning a Certificate of Completion for Professional Tour Management Training made me think about my life and experiences and focus on why I want to be a tour director and taught me how to achieve my goal. I just got off the phone with you, where you spent an extraordinary amount of time giving me positive feedback and tips and suggestions for my future. I think that talking with you, reading your book and taking your class have been one of the best educational and instructional experiences in my life. I will remember information that I learned from you and carry notes with me for the rest of my career. You've helped me with education and training for working in the tourism industry to specific comments about my resume and how to prepare for job interviews.

Everything was fantastic!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and the soles of my tour director shoes.

Claes Elfving  


Cherie Anderson’s course, Professional Tour Management Training, has changed my life! The tools she provides will help get you noticed and in the door. I Landed my first job soon after I graduated. Such a small investment in her wonderful class has yielded such big results. I now work full-time as a professional tour director and port lecturer for a cruise line. I am seeing the world and am loving every minute of it. 

Elizabeth Moran 

And that’s not all. you will learn the ins and outs of being a top-notch professional Tour Director and Tour Guide, you will learn proven tour management procedures and what it takes to get hired immediately.  

   *A Tour Guide (U.S.) or a tourist guide (European) is a person who provides assistance, information on cultural, historical and contemporary heritage to people on organized tours and individual clients at educational establishments, religious and historical sites, museums, and at venues of other significant interest, attractions sites.

   *The Tour Manager/Tour Director travels with the tour group, assisting the group throughout, making sure they have a safe tour which includes all of the promised sights listed in the brochure and more."

Editorial Reviews

"The “Tour Director Training Guide” trains Tour Directors, Tour Guides, Travel Staff and Cruise Hosts for local, domestic and international tours, programs and cruises. The training guide is well designed and recommended by major tour operators around the world. The group procedures for airlines, hotels, motor coaches, narration, briefings, emergencies, working with tours members and hiring are covered in a thorough and fun format. The supplementary materials add to the hands on experience including a list of over 30 popular tour operators. Upon completing the training you will have tour management skills, will be able to perform the required duties and know how to get hired now."

Most classes of this kind cost $3,000.00 or MORE! For a limited time only I am offering you invaluable training with tips, tricks and advice from someone who has lived the life - I am also here personally to help with your success.  

Now all of my training is included in the "Tour Director Training Guide". I've included everything you need to be successful and get hired.  Get started today!!!

I'm also here to personally help in your success!  Have questions if it's the life for you?  Ask me....I'll help.  Call me:  (949) 830-8603 PST or email: Cherie@tourtraining.com.

*See below information and requirements for a Certificate of Completion.

Hello Cherie,

I hope this email finds you in good health and in good spirits. I wanted to let you know how helpful your course has been for me. I paid attention to your advice and was very persistent and followed through using your methods.

I am now working in San Diego for 4 DMC's as a guide/field staff and as a tour director for a motor coach tour operator guiding day trips in So. Cal and into Baja. I will do my first 7 day motor coach tour in May! I am still guiding my own wine tours in Baja for Carnival.

Anyway, thanks again for your wisdom and excellent instruction.

Su amigo, Steve Dryden


Update 2010:  “Steve Dryden: “Looking back over the last six years in the tourism business, your program put me light years ahead of my competition.”

That’s right ... when you sign-up today, you will receive an amazing resource guide that will enable you to contact the right people to put you in the position you want TODAY!

  • Tour operators
  • Incentive houses
  • Adventure companies
  • Destination management companies,
  • Receptive services
  • Cruise lines that hire Professional Tour Directors for full-time and part-time careers.

Hi Cherie,

I just want to update you on my job hunting progress so that you can feel like a proud teacher.

Well, just days after I finished your class (Dec '07), I sent out 8 resumes. I've been contacted by 4 companies already (3 in less than a week); have done 2 phone interviews and passed the first rounds. EF Smithsonian has invited me to their January 08 TD orientation. And, I will be meeting with Peak Performance Tours' Ops Manager at the end of January for her final review of me. I will be meeting the other 2 companies (Directors Choice Tour & Travel and One If By Land Tours) within the next 3 weeks. These companies are looking for TDs for the NY, Boston and DC area. Boy, I knew I had to move fast to get in for the Spring season and it paid off.

I'm so excited that I had to share it with you. Thanks for all your guidance, it really paid off. Hope you have a Happy New Year and Happy Holidays!

Take care,
Diana Tobias

What are you waiting for?

Don't waste another day dreaming about traveling to faraway lands and experiencing all that life has to offer! You will not believe the price of this researched and insightful manual -that will propel you into a career of a lifetime.


I don't know if you remember me. I wanted to thank you for the great class and let you know that I was just offered a job as a Tour Director for Contiki. I'm very excited and felt like I really had the inside information thanks to you.

I will be going on a training trip with their training school starting March 21st! Another success story!



How much is this amazing manual?

This priceless training guide and my personal assistance in your success is yours for only $199.95!

You cannot get this kind of training guide anywhere else. It is written especially for you by Cherie Anderson, the Tour Management expert.

In this manual you will find:

  • Complete tour management procedures for local, domestic and international tours, programs and cruises.
  • The best places to find employment
  • How to get your foot in the door when no one else can
  • Which employers pay the best
  • Working in the CMI, (conventions, meetings and incentive) market for local, domestic and international travel and income opportunities
  • Important tips that give you the cutting edge when applying for a job.
  • Handling tour challenges, emergencies and...
  • And my personal help in your success!

And Much Much more...

And remember for a limited time you will also receive:

  • A compilation of resources that includes contact information for:
    • Tour Operators
    • Incentive Houses
    • Adventure Companies
    • Destination Management Companies
    • Receptive Services

Now you can find out exactly how to make your dreams come true in "Tour Director Training Guide – Get Paid to Travel".

Start working in a career in travel you love NOW!!

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Instant access! And remember you are getting my personal help in your success - a fabulous bonus - You can't lose. Normally information like this cost thousands of dollars at expensive travel schools. It is your for only $199.95!

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For information on how to earn a Certificate of Completion with Professional Tour Management Training: 
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Please feel free to contact me: Cherie@tourtraining.com Or Call. 949 830 8603 PST if you have questions and or want to know if this is for you.  

"If you have any questions or comments as you go through the training guide let me know.  I love this industry and I’m here to help in your success." 

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Dear Cherie,

I want to express my deepest appreciation to you and to your excellent classes in tour management.  I can truly say that you have changed my life!!

Through your all-encompassing  resources, I received the names of tour companies and cruise lines and learned the best approach to apply for a variety of tour-related jobs. 

Once I was hired as a Tour Director with a superior tour company, I had all of the skills necessary to perform my new job, thanks to the thorough instruction I had received from you. You gave top-notch training, good advice for all situations and I received a wealth of information from your classes.

I can thank you for the 17 successful years I have had as a Tour Director, along with the 18 exciting years I have spent at sea in my cruise line job.  Neither job would have been possible without you.

Not only did you provide detailed instruction and resources, you also provided a personal touch.  Through the years you have been available to your students, helping as necessary and rejoicing in our successes.  You have put in a good word when it was needed and you have provided new information.  You have even provided extra work assignments, such as the privilege to work the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and help out with shore work for cruise lines in port and in airports.  This has been outside the scope of your classes and you have gone over and above!

As I continue in my two rewarding jobs, your expertise and your relationships in the travel community has now provided me with a new and exciting challenge in an additional job onboard cruise ships, combining the skills and passions I have.  I look forward to this new addition and challenge to my career.  The last 18 years have been the most amazing, exciting and adventurous of my life and I have you and your classes to thank for that. 

If there is anyone thinking about embarking on a travel  career, I would say “Go for it”.  With Cherie as your unique teacher, you will have a fantastic journey! 

Heidi L

June 2022

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About Cherie


Cherie Anderson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Arizona State University and completed her graduate work at California State University of Northridge. After graduation she started her professional career as a high school physical education instructor.

Loving what she did but not quite feeling that her dreams were being met, Cherie searched for that perfect professional career that she could really be passionate about. When she found out about cruise hosting and tour directing she knew immediately that was the profession she longed for. Starting out as a cruise host, she spent several years escorting groups to Alaska, Mexico, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and many more wonderful places extensive experience under her belt, Cherie went segued into becoming a full-time professional Tour Director, and traveled around the world!

I know the in's and out's of the travel industry and been training successful Tour Directors and Tour Guides for years! 

Don’t be shy! Contact me if you have questions or would just like to know more!

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Hi Cherie,

Thought I would drop you a quick line. It's been almost a full year since I completed your on-line course (end of September). I have completed a full season with EF Explore America and am in full throttle with Paragon Tours.

I have passed my year end review with flying colors at EF and have been invited back for next season with a "not so bad" raise. This has all worked out well. I leave tomorrow AM for a Maine Booth bay Harbor tour which at this time of the year will be beautiful.

I do have to tell you that your course has opened the doors and the information learned is as good as anywhere else. I constantly get asked by other TD's what year I went to … and really knock their socks off when I told them where I was trained. Most, after paying big bucks, the very expensive travel school … are amazed and some are "really put off" because I got the same job as they did without paying thousands of dollars. I can stand my ground with the best of them. Of course, the knowledge is one thing, but once learned, it's the personality that makes the tour (and tips :-)).

Anyway, that’s it for now and thanks again!!!!!!!

Tom Robert


I sent out about 10 resumes in early December and applied to a couple of cruise lines' Alaska programs.  I received one call for an interview in mid-December and had a phone interview just before X-mas.  The 35-minute interview, which consisted of questions, scenario and discussion was pretty intense, but I made it through, although I was a little nervous. The interviewer started out by asking what I thought the responsibilities were and my corresponding qualifications.  I was prepared with my list because of Cherie's outline in Lesson 12. This lesson was invaluable, especially Chapter 4. This was followed by the typical interview questions, some follow-up about the specifics of the position and then scenarios.  The scenarios were almost identical to what Cherie had prepared for us.  Anyway, last week I received an invitation to the TD training later this month.  I can't wait!

A special thanks Cherie for making it possible for us to break into this new career and get our first assignments.

Take Care

“Cherie Anderson is a vivacious, detail-oriented, multi-cultural, superior tour director who eagerly shares her passion for travel and her vast knowledge of our world. Not only is Cherie a tireless champion of the travel and tourism industry but also an approachable, sincere teacher always generous with her time and expertise.  Her "Tour Director Training Guide: Get Paid to Travel" should be on every travel agent's, tour operator's, and prospective tour director's/guide's book shelf. It was a real treat for us and our listeners to have Cherie on our radio show

"Travel Talk: Escapes."” February 28, 2009

Hi Cherie:

Thank you once again for all your help and sending me the pdf files of your book. It is an amazing product and I congratulate you on it.
For your information, I purchased the book for my "God son" as a graduation gift for his receiving his Master's Degree from Kings College in London. He is now beginning his studies for his Ph.D. I'm not sure what the correct title of his degree is but it is in the Tour and Travel Industry and deals with eco-travel and such. He is currently in Gran Canaria prior to beginning his continuing studies. He has already read your book and wanted me to tell you the following:

"I want her to know that I'm finding the textbook EXTREMELY helpful!"

I'd also like for you to know that he is an AMAZINGLY talented young man and has a very promising future in the tour and travel industry. I was hoping he could enroll in your classes, but his studies abroad prevent that at this time, thus the reason for sending him your book and pdf files. And, as a result, he will escort his first international tour in March 2013 for a company based in Florida.

Again, I am so thankful for your help as it has given me great joy to give your book to him to assist him in the beginning of his travels. I know he will be a blessing to all who travel with him.

Jerry Burks
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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