Our first Chicago city training is ready to go! Join us with special instructor Kevin Morrissey (the guy who literally "wrote the book") on a special crash course of all things Chicago!
Chicago is showing up on more student itineraries and has been a staple on adult tours for many years. Understanding this complex city is key to leading successful trips that pass through this amazing place. From the architecture to the history, Chicago has SO many things to point out to your guests and we will train you to feel confident and look like a superstar on your next tour!
As with all our trainings, this puts you above the rest by taking you behind the scenes, connecting with vendors, experiencing these cities immersively, making you prepared and more hirable when the tour season starts.
You are responsible for your flights to/from Chicago as well as all transportation during the training. We will be using local subways to understand the public transportation system as well as logistically how to get from one area to the next.
In general, plan for your flight to arrive in the city by 3PM to make it to our orientation classroom at 5PM on Friday, February 23.
We will be doing some morning exploring up until about lunchtime. We recommend booking flights after 3PM to ensure you have time to get to the airport. You can, of course, leave early if needed.
We do not cover the cost of your hotel. You are free to stay wherever you like, however we have secured rates and will be leading our training from the Aloft Mag Mile hotel. A special TripSchool rate and booking link is below. We will also be meeting there in the mornings and hosting a special classroom session there on Friday night.
We offer travel insurance as part of travel protection plans from our partner TripAssure.
To cover you for the unforeseen, we encourage participants to purchase travel insurance, which may include benefits for trip cancellation, trip interruption, missed connection, travel delay, medical expense/emergency evacuation, baggage and personal effects, baggage delay and more.
TripAssure offers the Basic, Deluxe Plan, and Deluxe Plus Plan options. Familiarize yourself with the contents of each plan to ensure to get the one that best suits your needs.
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We meet in the lobby of the Aloft hotel at 3PM. We will then move to a meeting room where we will go over an orientation on the area. Have your questions ready! Through visuals and tech, we will go over the routings, logistics, highlights and tour operator itineraries that are most commonly used for Chicago.