Travel and my discovery!
Hello and welcome to the Tour Leader Centre!
My name is David Tavino and as well as being an International Tour Leader, I have also written my own successful tour leader training program to help you get paid to travel. I got bitten by the travel bug 7 years ago when I almost died! I won’t bore you with the details but it changed my way of thinking and I realised life is too short not to enjoy what you are doing every minute of the day…I decided to pack a bag and travel the world, and so I did on my own to discover what else was out there. My life was never the same again! Exploring new places and meeting new people became my obsession and my passion which ultimately led me onto this path of tour leading. Since then I have been travelling the paths of European history and culture leading groups of people from all walks of life on their own personal journeys of discovery and travel exploration. Living in Europe for 8 months of the year and then heading home to Australia for the Southern hemisphere summer…living the real dream!
I started my career with Topdeck Travel and learnt from some of the industries very best. It was quite an education listening and learning from more experienced tour leaders and and being ale to work out what worked for me and what did not. From my original training and subsequent seasons on the road, I learnt how to develop my own style of tour leading. It took hard work, building upon the knowledge from training and trialling different methods before I found the perfect way to lead and travel with a group around Europe.
I later moved into a newly created role at Expat Explore Travel as Crew Manager. After moving to this growing company I retrained existing crew using my own methods and built, trained and managed my own team of tour leaders. It was in this role and by writing my own training manuals that I turned the knowledge and ideas in my head into a SCIENCE and properly theorised SYSTEM for training those who lived to travel into Tour Leaders. Ultimately, enabling you to lead a group around Europe with EXPERTISE & PROFESSIONALISM, whilst also having the time of your life 😉
Going back on the road and working for one of the UK’s largest companies I was able to put these SYSTEMS into practice. With a different client demographic to that of Topdeck I soon realised that no matter who or where you are tour leading the SYSTEMS I had created worked and resulted in happy passengers having the holiday of a lifetime!
I’ve had a wonderful career, where I’ve met the most amazing people and have been able to live a wonderful life that has fulfilled me in so many ways… mentally, emotionally, spiritually and of course FINANCIALLY!
The problem is – people have started to realise it’s the best industry in the world so it’s a little more difficult to get that dream job – which is why I’ve decided to share my secret formula with you, so you too can work the life of a professional tourist!
You need the right skills, and this is where I come in. I want to teach you and give you those skills. You’ll go into those interviews with a massive head start which will put you miles ahead of everyone in the room. These skills WILL make you the obvious choice for the role! Once again I want to welcome you to my site.
By visiting and reading this you have started your journey. So CONGRATULATIONS on taking that first baby step! So at this point, most people would say good luck but I’m going to say:
WORK HARD and EARN IT!