Tour Guide

Tour Guides escort visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours, and describe and explain points of interest.

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    Overview

    Tour Guides escort visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours, and describe and explain points of interest.

    Day-to-day

    • meets and greets visitors
    • controls visitors' access to exhibits
    • plans and rearranges schedules and itineraries
    • plans, organises and conducts tours
    • arranges transportation and accommodation for visitors following planned itineraries
    • arranges entry to places of interest
    • answers questions, provides commentaries, issues brochures and tour literature, shows audio-visual presentations, and explains components and procedures at tour sites
    • may assist with installing and dismantling exhibits.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Tour Guide

    • You can work as a Tour Guide without formal qualifications, however, a course in tourism or guiding may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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