Travel the world and discover a job you love.
Whether you just want a job that lets you travel the world for free, or you're looking for a career that lets you set your own hours and do what you love, this book will show you how to become a tour guide with clear, practical advice and easy to follow steps.
It will teach you what you need to say, how to advertise your services and how the pros make their money (and get great tips!). It will teach you how to start your first tour, how to get repeat business after you've finished it and even what life is really like 'out there on the road.'
Written by a Tour Guide with guided tour experience in over 15 countries, and with contributions from experts all across the world, there's no better way to start one of the best careers in the world than with the ultimate reference book and training tool - as used by Tour Guides across the world every day.
Covering topics such as:
- How to plan, design and price your first tour
- Effective offline and online marketing strategies that work
- How to research
- How to 'value add'
- Leading and controlling large groups
- How much you can realistically expect to earn
- Common industry jargon
- How to create a great first impression
- How to deal with complaints (and how to avoid them in the first place!)
“Quite simply the best product available to aspiring tour guides on the market today. No industry professional should be without it.”
– Industry Insider
“Nick Manning lets you know just how big the world is and how many different rules there are while taking you under his wings and navigating you through the aspects of successful tour managing and guiding. This book tells you how to become a GREAT tour manager/guide and is written in a way that will connect with you”.
– Kristene Murphy