ICIU Greater Des Moines Convention Visitor's Bureau Host Tour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Iowa Council for International Understanding Cammeo Medici Phone: 5152828269, ext. 16 Fax: 5152820454 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website address: www.iciu.org ICIU & Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Host Tour Guide Training Des Moines, IA, March 30, 2009— The Iowa Council for International Understanding (ICIU) and the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitor’s Bureau will host the first tour guide training session to teach local, professional interpreters how to be stepon tour guides for the city of Des Moines in order to better serve international visitors in our capitol city. th nd The twopart training sessions will take place on April 18 and May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau offices in downtown Des Moines. The workshops will instruct interpreters on a variety of topics relating to best practices for stepon tour guides such as presentation of information, consideration of visitors’ health and safety, and answering visitors’ questions suitably. The stepon tour guides will also learn interesting facts and detailed information about local attractions and historical sites, as well as further information about ICIU and the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. The first day of training will focus on informing participants of the training topics, while the second session will allow students to practice their tour techniques, receive constructive feedback and answer any final questions they may have. In addition to the training sessions, attendees will receive pamphlet and brochure information regarding tour sites. This workshop will be provided FREE of charge to participants thanks to the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and ICIU. MISSION STATEMENT: We build cultural respect at home and around the world one person at a time. # # # For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Cammeo Medici at 515.282.8269 ext. 16 or at email@example.com.