Review of Tripschool
Review of Tripschool tour operator course

An independent TripSchool Review.

Review of Tripschool
Mitch and Alan, the founders of TripSchool

Shane Whaley the host and producer of the Tourpreneur Podcast shares his review of TripSchool courses and their how to start a tour business course. (And don’t just take our word for it, we asked other tour operator graduates of their courses to share a TripSchool Review.)

You have probably found this page because you want to start a tour business and are considering enrolling with TripSchool.

There are many courses out there, but none of us can afford to waste money on a tour operator course which promises the earth but does not deliver.

You have likely googled for Tripschool reviews and have arrived here. So let me tell you, frankly in a sea of empty suits who are muscling into the tour operator course space right now, Mitch Bach and Alan Armijo of TripSchool are the real deal. You won’t go wrong with their tour operator and tour guide training.

I have often said on the podcast that you can’t go to school to learn how to build a tour business. I now believe the How To Start a Tour Business 3 week online course designed and taught by Mitch Batch and Alan Armijo has proved me wrong.

Shane Whaley, producer and host of tourpreneur





I have often said on the podcast that you can’t go to school to learn how to build a tour business. I now believe the How To Start a Tour Business 3 week online course designed and taught by Mitch Batch and Alan Armijo has proved me wrong.

I signed up for this course (and yes I paid full price) because I have a great idea for tour business but unsure if it has legs. Also as the host of Tourpreneur, the podcast for tour operators, I am always looking to learn more about the process of building a tour, from idea to execution. This course was intense, several hours a day online for 3 weeks but the payoff is well worth the time and money invested.

They teach topics such as how to build and design your tour, the business of tour operating, how to market your tour, how to brand it, and much more. I especially enjoyed how Mitch and Alan brought in other tour operators to talk to us students through real-life situations. There was no sugar coating here, the speakers were all brutally honest about the struggles they have faced in getting off the ground and sustaining their tour businesses.

Many of you know that I have zero tolerance for ’empty suits’ and savvy information marketeers with their funnels and promises of riches.

Mitch warned us that ‘if you are in this for the money, find a new job. This had better be a passion play or this is going to fizzle.’

Shane Whaley, tourpreneur



So I was smiling when in the 10th minute of module 1, Mitch warned us that ‘if you are in this for the money, find a new job. This had better be a passion play or this is going to fizzle.’ Honest and authentic. I rarely endorse courses and products so when I do, you know it is the real deal.”

Shane Whaley, United States (US)



Tourpreneur is not affiliated with TripSchool i.e. we are not earning affiliate fees for recommending them.

I’ve done all of my training through them, and they are WONDERFUL

Megan Cantrell – History well travelled Tours

 Professional. Fascinating. Informed. Current. Terrific support. Cannot go wrong with TripSchool.

Mireille Brisebois-Allen – Andiamo Group Tours

They are the best!!! I highly recommend doing anything they are involved in!

Melissa Farrell and Marcey Levine – first crush tour experiences

They are awesome! I couldn’t say enough about them. They are bright, experienced, well connected and extremely supportive. Their programs are chock full of excellent information. You’ll learn a lot, whether you’re experienced or just getting started and you’ll have a lot of fun with the community they create.

Kathleen lingle pond
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Shane Whaley is the Producer and Host of the Tourpreneur Podcast. He is also the curator in chief for the Tourpreneur Daily Brief. Shane has worked in the travel industry for almost twenty years.