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What is a Tourist Guide?

Tourist Guide :-
A tourist guide is one who normally possesses an area-specific qualification usually issued and/or recognized by the appropriate authority and a person who guides visitors in the language of their choice and beautifully interprets the cultural and natural heritage of an area.

In this job excellent communication skills is needed by a guide and if you're good at public speaking, and are interested in history and the arts, this could be the ideal job for you. For facts, figures and events you will need to have a good memory

Though any specific entry requirements is not there to get into this work, but many employers would ask for GCSE passes, particularly in English and Math. To develop the skills you would need there are courses available in tourist guiding that could help you.

Guided tours could include :-

  • Tours for special interest groups
  • sightseeing tours
  • Themed walks.

Tour Manager / Tour Director :-
One who on behalf of the tour operator manages and supervises the itinerary, ensuring the program is carried out as described in the tour operator’s literature and sold to the traveler/consumer and who gives local practical information.

Tour escort :-
One who is acting as the representative of a tour operator providing basic assistance to the travelers.

Note :- unless the tour managers have the proper requirements or legal right depending on the region, they are not trained or licensed to work in specific areas and also tour managers may or may not be tourist guides as well.

What is a Guided Tour?
An area, conducted by a tourist guide or tour of a specified length covering cited elements of the cultural or natural heritage of a city is the guided tour.

Who is a guide?
A person who leads travelers or tourists through unknown or unfamiliar locations is what a guide is. He is a person who leads others to more abstract goals such as knowledge or wisdom

Explorers in the past habitually hired guides venturing into territory unknown by their own people. If you need any information about the attractions' natural and cultural significance of a particular place then there are tour guides who lead visitors through tourist attractions and give all the necessary information’s as required. Travelers who do not speak the local language for them these guides often act as interpreters. For human tour guides automated systems like audio tours are sometimes substituted. To lead tourist groups tour operators often hire guides.

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