How to become a Tour Guide
What you'll learn
- How to become a Tour Guide
- How to become a Tour Manager
- All about the Tourism industry
- How to become a local guide
Hi, my name is Paul and I’ve been a traveling tour guide for years. I can tell you already, it is the best job in the world. I get to meet so many enthusiastic people, travel to exotic destinations and enjoy my life to the fullest.
I am very excited to teach you everything that I have learned over the last 10 years as a tour guide. I really believe that after this course, you will have a wide ranging knowledge about your possibilities in the tourism industry. I want to make sure that after this course, you have a concrete action plan to put into motion. Whether you want to start your own business or find a job in the field, you will know exactly what to do to increase your chances of success.
This course gives you all the building blocks to become a great tour guide.
You will learn:
All about the tourism industry. Tourism is a growing business with lots of opportunities!
Current trends in tourism
How to talk to people.
How to create captivating stories that people will love
How to get your clients to like you
All the different kinds of jobs available in tourism
Tricks to get amazing reviews
Also, you will need to work on your charisma and public speaking. Don’t worry, it’s really not as hard as you think. So in my course I’ll also dive into.
Improving your charisma
Vocal exercises to be heard well
What to talk about on tours
Where to find fun information quickly
How to quickly prepare guided tours
And finding a job in tourism can be a bit tricky if you are not prepared well, so my course includes
How to find a job
Prepare for job interviews
Create tourism experience if you have none
Example Cover letters
Any tour guide, local guide or tourism professional needs to know how to deal with emergencies. I will teach you..
How to deal with problems on the road
How to deal with injuries and complaints
Dealing with difficult people
How to work in different cultural environments
How to deal with different languages
One of my career highlights was starting my own business, so I could really create the tours that I wanted. I’ll tell you all about..
The pros and cons of starting your own business
How to start a successful tourism business
How to become a successful local guide
Who this course is for:
- People looking for a career in Tourism
- People that want to travel for a living
- People that want to change career
I grew up in the Netherlands and have been traveling for most of my adult life. I studied art history in Salamanca, Spain, wrote reports for the Dutch Embassy in Santiago de Chile and studied Chinese in China. In between, I have been working as a tour guide. For many years I lived in Rome, Italy and guided groups of all backgrounds through the city. I have been a guide in the Vatican Museums, Saint Peter's and the Galleria Borghese, but I also loves to show groups around Sicily or Tuscany.
In the last few years I have been running a successful walking tour business in Lyon, France.