Tour Guide

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

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.

Occupation snapshot
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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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