A premier travel industry event for tour managers, tour guides and tour operators. Top talent Recruitment, Education and Networking. TourConnect 2023 New Orleans will be held at the Astor Crown Plaza.

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Early Bird Price: $399

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 vibrant and diverse city of New Orleans/li>
  • Learn more about IATDG and how the organization will benefit you

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Conference Schedule

Sunday, November 5
Registration and Check-In Opens

Monday, November 6
Interview Prep

Tuesday, November 7

Wednesday, November 8

Thursday, November 9
Call Back Interviews
Half Day Education
FAM Tours



We are thrilled to announce the conference will be held at the ‘gateway to the French Quarter’, the Astor Crown Plaza. Poised to be the best conference location, to date, IATDG is still able to offer incredible pricing to our IATDG family.

Astor Crown Plaza
739 Canal St @ Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130



Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

  • Concourse, Parking, Driving Directions
  • Served by all the top domestic airlines and some international
  • 15 miles from Astor Crown Plaza (host hotel)


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Cancellation Policy:

Early Bird Price: $399

$100 of your total registration cost is non-refundable.

The early bird pricing will remain in effect until July 1, 2023.

Registrants who pay only the $100 deposit must remit balance of payment no later than July 1, 2023, to receive early registration pricing. This will be automatically collected from the card on file.

Registration may be canceled (less $100) any time prior to July 1, 2023. If you intend to cancel, please submit written confirmation to [email protected] by June 30, 2023 in order receive your refund.

Registration can be transferred to another person prior to October 1, 2023. If you intend to transfer your registration, please submit written confirmation to [email protected] by September 15, 2023. Notification, full payment, and registration account changes must be completed prior to October 1, 2023. IATDG will not assist in the process of identifying, registering, or payment for transferring.