Samarkand Institute of Foreign Languages

We've just provided a Masterclass at the Samarkand Guide Forum in Samarkand....and we are signing an MoU with the Tashkent Professional College of Tourism. Goal: To raise the bar of Tour Guiding for the Samarkand Guide Forum members. And…

Central Asia Will Amaze Ya!

A big thank you to IATDG for inviting us to speak in Orlando, Florida on the growth of Central Asia's tourism. It showed us that Central Asia is still a little-known, underrated region. Many tour directors in the USA were surprised at the…

We Love ITMI!

So good to connect again with our ITMI family in Branson, Missouri. There are so many amazing tour director graduates out there that have come through the ITMI school. We're inspired to continue training Silk Road tour directors to the highest…

Partnering in Uzbekistan

What does Uzbekistan's tourism industry need? We're here talking to Tashkent's tourism expert Michael Shamshidov to find out. He's a tourismologist - we love that word. Michael sees a decreasing pool of guides in Uzbekistan because of new…

Grand Trans Siberian Express

Have you ever been on a train for 6,500 kilometres? Neither had we...until now. And it was never boring! Eastbound and Westbound both have advantages. You can book this epic journey here. Moscow - Ulaanbaatar is truly one of those great…

JWT Mongolia Guide Training

Mongolia is about twice the size of Texas, yet has only about 3 million people. So much space! On our assessment Field Day, the local guides took us to Terelj National Park to see throat singing, a contortionist, incredible musicianship…