ITMI Retains Shinn Communications as North American PR Agency of Record

SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - San Francisco-based International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) has retained Toronto's Shinn Communications Canada Inc. 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."

About ITMI:

Since 1976, ITMI has been America's premier training and certification program for professional tour directors, guides and travel staff. For more information about ITMI, visit

Shinn Communications Canada Inc. is also the PR agency of record for Paramount Home Media Distribution in Canada. For more information about Shinn Communications, visit

SOURCE International Tour Management Institute

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For further information: For media inquiries contact: Stephen Shinn, Shinn Communications Canada Inc., T: 416.230.4513, E:


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