WHO IS A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE?
Last month we’ve started questioning ITAP LinkedIn followers about qualities of a professional guide. Thank you all for comments and shares! Today we will try to sum up all the thoughts. As we might have expected, the most important qualities of a guide are charisma and deep knowledge. It’s a rare gift to combine that both qualities, but that’s what makes a guide. Of course, that’s not all. A guide shall know the language, communicate perfectly with the audience, and love his or her job.
There is one more important quality: constant desire to improve and grow. Trainings and courses will definitely make you a pro in a business.
To sum-up we would like to use a letter sent by one of our followers:
"Firstly, guide is a person who helps any foreign person or tourist to get adequate knowledge about a certain place, it's culture, geography, history, importance and many more.
A guide, in its general sense refers to the person having adequate knowledge about a certain place. But the full definition of a guide refers that a guide should also have the ability to explain what he/she knows, must have decent information, polite behavior, leadership skills and technical knowledge too.
A professional guide is the advanced form of guide which has the leadership ability to lead a team of Trekkers or guides. A professional guide has the ability to take instant but correct decision in any condition..."
Thank you all for following ITAP, we appreciate your work and look forward to feedback.