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A Tour Guide is an occupation or vocation of someone who conducts tours usually within the tourism industry. Tourist redirects here; for the album by Athlete, see Tourist (album) Tourism is the act of travel for the purpose of recreation and business, and the provision of services for this act. ...


The role consists of leading groups of visitors around cultural or environmentaly significant places. Included in the guiding, a considerable importance is placed on the guide's capacity to have a good knowledge of local stories and local history.


The position requires a person with patience and excellent communication skills, and involves public speaking. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with public speaker. ...


Dependent upon the country and education systems - courses are available for training tour guides.


See also

Cultural heritage (often just termed heritage) consists of a nations historic buildings, collections, monuments, etc. ...

External link

  • BBC Hitch Hikers guide to being a tour guide

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