Simplified guide to a tour guide’s job

Tour Guide Course

What you need to know for a successful tour:

Keep in mind the priorities

  • Safety
  • Fun
  • Education

1. Safety:

Water safety

Safety when hiking

Mountain safety

Safety when cycling

Looking after your property

Looking after yourself and others

Safety in towns and cities

Safety in the countryside

Basic first aid

Anticipating potential danger

Dealing with clients’ fears

What constitutes an emergency?

Signs of serious illness

Medication policy

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2. Fun

Group leadership

Making people feel comfortable

Identifying needs

Knowing your group’s likes and dislikes

How to remember names

Group dynamics

Getting to know everyone

Situations to avoid

Room sharing/ rotating

Making everyone feel equal (regardless of age, state of health, etc)

Handling difficult clients

Thinking ahead

Identifying potential problems

Creating a back-up plan

Adapting to new circumstances

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3. Education:

Languages

Dialects

Local customs

History

Famous people

Culture

Food and drink

Local crafts, artisans

Shopping

Geography

Geology

Agriculture

Industry

Local dress

Places of interest

Excursions

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Get top tips for all of the above in my Tour Guide Course

www.tourguidecourse.com

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