Jan 21, 2022
Tour guide can be a dream job, because it lets you travel and share your passion and knowledge of a city,
a site or a culture. However, it’s a seasonal job, often paid per assignment. How can you retain your
clientele and employers?
A tour guide is a professional, generally independent, who assists a group of tourists throughout their
trip. He takes charge of organization, activities and smooth running of the tour.
Tour guides who have a strong mastery of key skills and fundamental knowledge of the profession are
obviously likely to be more successful than their less trained colleagues whose basic aptitudes are
exploited less and have lower value. The essential tasks range from planning a trip to writing the trip’s
report and include building a relationship of trust with travellers and consulting local media.
If you're hoping to pursue a tour guide position, it's important to understand the essential skills that are
required for the job and how to develop them.