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What are the necessary skills required to get a job of Tourist Guide/Manager?

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RE: What are the necessary skills required to get a job of Tourist Guide/Manager?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
  • Chandigarh

The travel and tourism industry offers a wide variety of jobs for different kinds of people. There are opportunities for those who enjoy working with people by being in direct contact all the time as also for people who wish to work behind the scenes.

The job where they meet the public all the time, consists of giving information and advice, sorting out travel and accommodation , arrangements and helping resolving logistical problems that may arise. Travel agents, marketing representatives , tour escorts and tour guide are the typical jobs for the socially oriented. Ticketing and reservation jobs are a blend of social with office work.

Travel and tourism management is the ideal qualification for managerial positions in the travel and tourism industry. The tourism industry is a service industry with work opportunities in both the public and private sector. Department of tourism of the central and state government formulate policies, select and develop centers of tourist attraction and provide travel and transport facilities to tourist centers both from abroad and within the country.

Useful skills for working in tourism industry are an willingness to travel, outgoing nature,m ability to communicate with people at all levels of society and intellect- Indian or foreign, enthusiasm for meeting people. love for , interest in and awareness of the country history's and culture , tact, diplomacy, good memory for facts and figures and interesting tit bits of information, self assurance , helpful nature, friendly manner, sense of responsibility , efficiency , organizing ability , common sense , ability to take initiative and good judgment of people.

There is no dearth of work opportunities and remuneration in this profession is purely linked to functions such as the level of responsibility , the extent of decision making , the size of the organization and its volume of business. For tourist guides and escorts, the peak tourist season brings in additional remuneration as their employment is usually seasonal in nature.

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