By Taz Bareham — 2 May 2014
There’s a lot more to being a Tour Guide than it seems. You’re either made for it, or you’re not. Take this quick quiz to see if you’re cut out for running tours and activities.
If you scored perfectly, then great! Get out there and start running tours! But if you’re not all that ready, then all is not lost. You can always work towards it.
Remember that every tour guide needs to be:
Plenty of educational institutions will have some kind of “Travel & Tourism” course that you can attend.
Also, if you want to be focused on a particular type of tour or activity, then head over to your local trade association for that tour or activity. There you can learn about what professional courses you can take, and many will be able to direct you to businesses that regularly offer traineeships and apprenticeships.
In addition to the above, you will have to obtain a First Aid certificate.
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