Tour guides are educators, entertainers, anthropologists, cultural translators, couples counselors, psychologists, social connectors, hosts, etc.
And they’re often ALSO archeologists, historians, art historians, museum docents, safety-certified, and more impressive accreditations.
All this to say, guides are highly skilled, highly niche workers. Yet most tour guide training focusing on basic core skills.
To set yourself apart, and stand out to potential clients and employers, I always recommend expanding your skillset beyond communicating history and culture.
In this article, I’ll list out some practical skills that not all tour guide training encompass.