How to be an awesome tour guide?
May 25, 2012 10:03 PM Subscribe
How can I be an awesome adventure tour leader for international tourists visiting the US?
posted by piedmont to human relations (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
In a little less than a month I start work as an adventure tour guide. I'll be taking tourists around the US to camp, hike, check out National Parks, Monuments, and awesome cities. This will involve a lot of time driving, a lot of time with first time campers, and a lot of time as guide.
My clients will (I think) mostly be younger (18-35), European tourists. I will be the only one with them. These trips will last from one to six weeks, and will range from quick jaunts around the southwest to coast-to-coast craziness. I'll have 13 or 14 clients at a time.
What can I do/study/read/watch between now and then to be the most awesome tour guide imaginable? What can I do once I'm on the road with them to increase awesomeness(and tips)?