A tourist guide or a tour guide is someone who gives guidance, assistance on historical, cultural and other cultural heritage to visitors on personal or arranged sightseeing. Tour guides are usually present in places where there is not much people and also in tourist destinations which have many visitors like the beach and other places of interests. This profession is becoming quite popular all over the world and more number of tour guides are starting to get employment opportunities. This is because they are good at their jobs and also enjoy working in such environment.
In some countries, there are many tour guide agencies that will be willing to teach the tourist about various attractions, sites and history of that particular place and may work as private or on government’s project for tourists. These agencies normally assign the first time guide to several tourists groups so that the first time visitors may get the feel of that particular place. There are several guides available in some of the travel agencies. These guides are normally well equipped with knowledge about the place and can easily convince the tourists regarding the facilities available in the place. There are also few companies that will hire the first time guides and provide them proper training and salary. In some of the cases, these agencies will arrange for the trainings of the guides as per the requirements of the company.
The companies will give lot of options to the tourist and the guide depending upon his experience and qualification. For example if the person has got many years of experience in the field and has been performing the tour guiding services for many years then he may be appointed as a tour guide. If the person has qualified in teaching then he may be given the chance to become a teacher of English language or any other relevant subject. He can also perform as tour director. These days there are some tour operators that have started to employ some of the learners who are trained for the job of tour guide in order to make more money. There are a lot of companies that are hiring such people for their services and you just need to apply for the job.