There are many people that traveling is their passion, probably being a tour guide would be the best fit for their career. Many love being a tour guide, and they love sharing their knowledge and seeing visitors that want to explore the world. They also take time to study a lot about places because they don’t want to give false information to their visitors. A tour guide needs to know about the history of the location. If a tour guide has a lot of knowledge about interesting places, attractions, historic sites, museums, and scenic spots, this will give happiness and enjoyment to the visitors. Usually, a tour guide is also a resident of the place in which they offer tours.
There is a difference between a tour guide that is self-employed or a tour guide that is employed. A self-employed tour guide, they usually give tours to a public destination in that specific area, such as national parks or any nature attractions. To those who are employed whether a visitor’s bureau or corporation they usually offer tours around the city, any industrial locations, or any tourist spot that is popular and would give interest to the visitors.
Three Main Areas of Guiding Industry
1. Historical Tour Guiding
Historical tour guides are those who lead the number of visitors that want to visit national museums, any historic sites and districts or religious and archaeological sites. These tour guides are well knowledgeable about history. They study and know every detail about the place and its history for clear information of the visitors. They are always ready to answer the visitor’s questions. They still see to it that they keep the tour organized, efficient and safe.
2. Corporate Tour Guiding
Corporate tour guides are those who are employed by big companies, and usually, they are known corporations, however, for some non-profit organization they also require tour guides. For corporate tour guides, they typically lead a number group of visitors through factories. In this tour, tour guides will describe the manufacturing process, the history of the business and will inform the visitors about the mission of the company. There are some big theme parks which also employ tour guides to lead their visitors on the tour of their place, and the tour guide will be responsible in informing the visitors about the history of accomplishments of the company. Corporate tour guides can also work in prominent zoos, wildlife refuges, safari parks or for any animal reserves. The tour guide will be informing the visitors about animal behaviour and the goal of the company.
3. Nature or eco-tour Guiding
Of course, nature tour guides lead visitors to natural attractions, national parks and any outdoor locations. The focus of this tour is about the scenic and wildlife of the specific place. When a historical tour guide is experts in history, nature tour guides are experts in natural sciences. They took time to stud and to know more about biology, geology, and also the history of the location. The co-tour guide always ensures that they are only having a small group of visitors per tour to protect the scenic view and to have a little or no impact on the environment. It is still important to them to protect wildlife. Eco-tour guides are ensuring their visitors are responsible and leave the place nevertheless the same the time they arrive.
In Shamir Kumar Nandy’s view -Tour Guides and Visitors Responsibilities
Regardless of any specialization, any tour guides should make sure their visitors are enjoying their tour and having a good time. Also, the first thing always is the safety of everybody. The term should always be safe for the entire group. For all visitors, it is also important to remember all safety guidelines and always follow the tour guides’ instructions for a memorable trip.
Be a responsible tour guide so the visitors will also follow the rules. After all, the purpose of the trip is to enjoy and have fun, and it is the responsibility of the tour guide to ensure that the visitors are content with the amount they paid to have a fun-filled trip.
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