I Am Tourism Ambassador Academy

Calling all Richmond Ambassadors!

Are you passionate about the Richmond Region history? Do you believe in the power of Richmond’s stories? Join us for the Richmond Ambassador Academy, presented by Richmond Region Tourism and the Valentine. This FREE, five-week course will provide you with the skills you need to plan, create and execute engaging Richmond history tours. As a member of the Richmond Ambassador Academy, you will gain a strong foundation in Richmond history, a greater knowledge of the connection between the Region’s past and present and an understanding of this dynamic field. Participants will leave with a skill-set perfect for the local tourism industry and an endorsement from Richmond Region Tourism as an Ambassador Guide.

Open to all, no prior tour or history experience necessary. Current and prospective tour guides are particularly encouraged to attend.

Prerequisite requirement: I Am Tourism Ambassador Training. Have not attended an I am Tourism Ambassador Training? Register here for upcoming class.


Class meeting dates:
April 15
April 22
April 29
May 6
May 13

Class will meet on Sundays from 1-5p.m. First class meets at the Valentine, following classes will meet at special sites throughout Richmond.

Cost: Free!

Attendees should commit to attend at least four of five classes prior to registering in order to earn the Ambassador Guide endorsement.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least three working days before class. Please note if you do not cancel in advance or attend, you are responsible for a $25 no show fee.

Space is limited. 

Due to strong interest in the I Am Tourism Ambassador Academy, registration is closed. If you are interested in joining the waiting list, please contact Sarah Hunter at shunter@visitrichmondva.com.

Next I Am Tourism Ambassador Academy will be offered Fall 2018. Dates to be determined.

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