Guides play a vital role in bringing satisfaction to tourists visiting a country, region, or State. Tourist Guides are part of the hospitality sector and the opportunity of direct interaction with the tourist makes them more responsible for projecting the correct image of the destination.
The terminology of a tour guide itself can be defined as a person who is hired to conduct a traveler or tourist and point out objects of interest. A tour guide is a person who guides the visitors in the language of their choice.
Guides are representative of the cities for which they are qualified and they interpret the culture and heritage of the area. The guide helps travelers to understand the culture of the region and the way of life of its inhabitants. On one hand, their role is to promote the cultural and natural heritage and on other hand make the visitors aware of its importance.
Individuals must obtain a license to work as tour guides. As of now, there is a three-tier tour guiding system- Local-level guides, State level guides, and Regional level guides. Training is a prerequisite for obtaining a tour-guide license. Such license is issued by the relevant authorities to allow an individual to guide tourists in a particular area. Licensing authority is different for each level and area of operations.
Regional level Guide: Anyone Graduate can become a guide if he/she knows well about the history, culture of that locality/region and can organize a tour for foreigners ( How you will do it, is the discussion for some other day). However, if you want to become a professional tour guide in India then you need to complete your training (a few months I guess) in IITTM and apply for a license from the Ministry of Tourism India.
State Level Guide:
Role Of Guides
Various international organizations such as the World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) define a tourist guide as the person who guides visitors in the language of their choice and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of an area, which person may possess an area specific qualification. Such specifications are usually issued and/or recognized by the appropriate authority.
It is important to understand that tour guides play a very important role in the tourist experience at a destination. As frontline line service providers, they leave a lasting impression. Since tourism has multiple stakeholders, each has different expectations from the tour guides. Accordingly, at different places and times, different roles have been envisaged for tour guides.
The role and function of a guide are to organize, inform and entertain. Guides are mainly freelance and self-employed. Work is often seasonal and may involve working during unsociable hours.
Tourism is the biggest industry and has great scope for the generation. Nowadays the interest and choice of Coming Tourist, Guides are well skilled and expert in many foreign languages.
NAME- LANGUAGE SPOKEN
- Ajay Kumar Srivastava – Korian
- Anil Chaturvedi- French
- Arun Kumar Sharma- Spanish-
- Devendra Kumar Mishra – German-
- Dilip Kumar Pandey- Spanish
- Dil Bahadur Thapa- Spanish
- Mukund Lal- German
- Rajesh Vishwakarma- Spanish
- Sanjay Gupta- Spanish
- Vinod Kumar- Spanish
NAME- LANGUAGE SPOKEN
- ANUP SETH – ENGLISH
- ARUN SRIVASTAVA – ENGLISH
- ALOK PANDEY – ENGLISH
- ANUJ SINGH – ENGLISH
- MADHAV SINGH – ENGLISH
- PANKAJ SINGH – ENGLISH
- RAJENDRA YADAV – ENGLISH
- RAM NIHAL SINGH – ENGLISH
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