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International Tour Management Institute Retains Shinn Communications as North American PR AOR

San Francisco-based International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) has retained Toronto’s Shinn Communications Canada ( as its Public Relations Agency of Record for both Canada and the U.S. The agency will handle the brand’s travel and lifestyle PR while shining a light on ITMI’s many philanthropic endeavors.

“It was very important for us to partner with an agency that is not only well-versed in the travel and lifestyle sectors across both Canada and the United States, but also understands our brand and the importance we place on helping travel lovers turn their dream job into a reality,” said Ted Bravos, ITMI Founder and CEO. “We built this company with a goal of giving people the tools they need to quit the cubicle, launch a new career, or become an entrepreneur because we know how important it is to love what you do. Shinn Communications gets that.”

ITMI has successfully launched more than 8,000 careers in the travel industry and is the first State Certified Tour Guide / Tour Director Training School in the U.S. After completing the Institute’s intensive 15-day program, alumni lead tours for major travel companies and work with large-scale special events and VIP incentive programs around the world. What’s more, ITMI boasts a 92% graduate job placement rate.

“We’re excited to share the ITMI story—this program offers an exciting path for people to explore their passion for travel, adventure and amazing career paths so we’re thrilled to expand awareness regarding this great opportunity and the people behind it,” said Stephen Shinn, Shinn Communications Founder. “Joining the ITMI team allows us to combine our passion for lifestyle and travel with our extensive cross-border PR experience.”

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