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Travel Guides

Also called: Guide, Tour Escort, Tour Manager, Travel Consultant

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What they do:
Plan, organize, and conduct long-distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.
On the job, you would:
  • Arrange for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel.
  • Plan tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites.
  • Resolve any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Travel Agent CMS
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$29,780
$20,950
$47,800

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