What does a Travel Guide do?

Plan, organize, and conduct long distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.

Jobs Roles

  • Plan tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites.
  • Resolve any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations.
  • Sell travel packages.
  • Arrange for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel.
  • Evaluate services received on the tour, and report findings to tour organizers.
  • Lead individuals or groups to tour site locations and describe points of interest.
  • Verify amounts and quality of equipment prior to expeditions or tours.
  • Pay bills and record checks issued.
  • Attend to special needs of tour participants.
  • Give advice on sightseeing and shopping.
  • Provide tourists with assistance in obtaining permits and documents such as visas, passports, and health certificates, and in converting currency.
  • Administer first aid to injured group participants.
  • Pilot airplanes or drive land and water vehicles to transport tourists to activity or tour sites.
  • Set up camps, and prepare meals for tour group members.
  • Instruct novices in climbing techniques, mountaineering, and wilderness survival, and demonstrate use of hunting, fishing, and climbing equipment.
  • Sell or rent equipment, clothing, and supplies related to expeditions.
  • Explain hunting and fishing laws to groups to ensure compliance.
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