Travel Guides

Also called: Guide, Tour Escort, Tour Manager

Career Cluster: Hospitality & Tourism
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

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

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

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

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

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:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED or some college
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK


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Salary:
High: $58,620.00
Median: $36,060.00
Low: $25,930.00
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