TIES 615 - Tourist Guide Techniques


TIES 615 - Tourist Guide Techniques


Tourist Guide Techniques

This course provides tourist guides and new entrants into the industry with essential skills to deliver an exceptional tour experience. A focus on practical information related to interpretation, guiding techniques, tour logistics and mechanics. Course topics include:
  • Explore motivations for travel to develop profiles of travelers
  • Understand cultural heritage tourism issues in relation to tour guiding
  • Understand the way tourist guides interact with tourism industry organizations
  • List the different types of tours available and identify the challenges faced by each
  • Explore the significance of interpretation and interpretive techniques
  • Establish methods for working with groups of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs
  • Enhance methods for working with groups of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs
  • Enhance interpersonal skills – presentation, public speaking, and social skills
  • Develop techniques for dealing with tour logistics
 

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