Tour managers organise and accompany groups of holidaymakers on package tours to a wide variety of national and overseas locations. They are responsible for ensuring that travel arrangements for holidaymakers run as smoothly and enjoyably as possible from beginning to end, as well as providing them with practical support throughout the trip.
In some companies, before tours are publicised and booked, tour managers are involved with planning tour schedules.
Most tour managers work on a self-employed basis for tour operators, ranging from international companies to small, special interest operators. This is a demanding, but varied and rewarding role.Tour managers may also be known as tour directors.