Careers that fit lifestyles


The popular Tourism Career Samplers and Survival Kits are now available as downloadable eBooks!

The Tourism Career Samplers are learning centred experiential simulations of real job situations based on Canadian national occupational standards and loved by teachers and their students for over twenty years.

I was a tourism professional for over twenty years, working as a travel agent, tour operator, tour guide and tour director and helped pioneer national occupational standards, certification, and training programs in both Canada and Australia. My professional designations include

  • CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor)
  • DMATP (Distinguished Member Assn of Tourism Professionals)
  • CTATP (Certified Trainer Assn of Tourism Professionals)
  • MA (Adult Education)
  • BA (Geography)

I have partnered with the following organizations to  design, deliver, examine, certify and promote professionalism in tourism education.

  • Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)
  • Pacific Rim Institute of Tourism (PRIT)
  • Association of Tourism Professionals (ATP)
  • Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism (CATT)
  • Canadian Institutes of Travel Counsellors (CITC)
  • Alliance of Canadian Travel Associations (ACTA)
  • American Society for Travel Agents, School at Sea (ASTA)
  • National Academy Foundation (NAF) and the
  • Int’l Society of Travel and Tourism Educations (ISTTE)
  • Tourism British Columbia (TBC)
  • British Columbia Automobile Association
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Camosun College
  • Australian Business College
  • Vancouver Island School for Travel Agents (VISTA)

The Tourism Career Samplers and Survival Kits were created with, and for, tourism educators seeking high calibre experiential learning at a reasonable price.  They are loaded with information and skills to help students make informed career choices and to get started in their first jobs in the tourism industry.

For educators, your prep is done!