A premier travel industry event for tour managers, tour guides and tour operators. Top talent recruitment, Education and Networking.

IATDG is for you…
  • If you work as a professional tour director or tour manager
  • If you work as a professional tour guide
  • If you work for a tour company and are involved with recruiting, hiring, and/or employing professional tour directors and guides
  • If you are professionally involved with the training or educating travel industry professionals
  • If you are professionally involved with the licensing or certification of tour directors and guides
What you gain by attending
  • An exclusive opportunity to interview qualified, skilled, and trained tour directors and guides and see them in action (Tour Operators)
  • An exclusive opportunity to interview with some of the worlds top tour operators and show them your best (Tour Guides and Directors)
  • Build relationships with tour industry leaders and experts
  • Support an event that truly supports you and your industry
  • Network with industry friends and colleagues
  • Take advantage of educational and professional development opportunities
  • Gain and increase your knowledge of key industry issues, news, and trends
  • Explore and learn about the Central Florida you never knew
  • Learn more about IATDG and how the organization will benefit you

Conference Schedule

Friday, November 8
Registration and Check-In Opens

Saturday, November 9

Sunday, November 10

Monday, November 11
Final Night Event

Tuesday, November 12
Final Call-back Interviews
Final Education
FAM Trips



Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at Sea World
10100 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821


With seven of the top theme parks all in one sunny location, Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. And, with more than 68 million visitors in 2016, this Central Florida city is also the most visited tourist destination in the United States. In addition to the theme parks, award-winning food scene, versatile shopping and hidden gems, Orlando continues to offer new, unique experiences for visitors that create cherished memories.


Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

FAM trips

There are two FAM trips scheduled and more in the works!

Beautiful Winter Park, FL will be the site for a FAM trip on Tuesday afternoon, November 12. Visits to the Alfond Inn, the Morse Gallery and Tiffany Glass Exhibit, and a scenic Boat Tour are all on the agenda!

Lake Wales, FL, south of Orlando, is the home of Bok Tower Gardens, one of Florida’s first attractions. The centerpiece is the historic 60-bronze bell tower surrounded by a 157-acre garden, which is also home to more than 120 species of wild birds. This historic attraction completed a $14 million expansion that includes an interactive children’s area, an outdoor kitchen to showcase farm to table cuisine, a wild garden and an edible garden. Stroll the gardens and enjoy lunch at the Blue Palmetto Café. Following Bok Tower is a visit to Ridge Island Groves. Experience a true Florida citrus grove (opened seasonally). Pick citrus from the trees yourself, learn how Florida fruit is packaged for shipping and sample the different types of citrus found in Central Florida. Enjoy homemade ice cream and have fresh fruit shipped home.

Register Today

Cancellation Policy:

  • $349 for IATDG Members, $399 for Non-Members through June 1, 2019
  • $100 of your total registration cost is non-refundable.
  • Early registration offer ends June 1, 2019. After June 1, 2019, regular registration cost is $449 for paid members and $499 for non-members (friends of IATDG).
  • Registrants who pay only the $100 deposit must remit balance of payment no later than June 1, 2019, to receive early registration pricing. If balance of payment is received after June 1, 2019, total registration cost will increase to $449 for paid members and $499 for non-members (friends of IATDG).
  • Registration can be canceled (less $100) prior to August 1, 2019. After August 15, 2019, the cost of registration is 100% non-refundable. If you intend to cancel, please submit written confirmation to [email protected] prior to August 1, 2019, in order receive your refund.
  • Registration can be transferred to another person prior to October 1, 2019. If you intend to transfer your registration, please submit written confirmation to [email protected] prior to October 1, 2019. Notification, full payment, and registration account changes must be completed prior to October 1, 2019. IATDG will not assist in the process of identifying, registering, or payment for transferring.
  • Registrants who are offered paid positions during the dates of the conference, by any tour company participating in the conference, may be eligible for a full refund prior to August 1, 2019. Written confirmation from the employer must be provided no later than August 1, 2019.
  • If you are paying for membership with your registration, your total membership fee ($75) is non-refundable. Those members whose renewal anniversary is prior to November 12th and who are receiving the membership discount will be required to renew prior to the conference.