Tour Guide

The job of a Travel or Tour Guide is challenging as well as delightful. Tour Guide has the task of making tourist spots aesthetically appealing even if the spot be narrow an filthy lanes of history or striking landscapes of the Himalayas.

Career Options

  • - Tour operators - Travel agent - Hotelier - Restaurateurs - Transport Service Provider - Adventure and Leisure Tourism Providers - Heritage Sites and their Conservation - Manufacture and Sale of Handicraft Items

Educational Qualifications

  • - High School Diploma - Tour Guide Certificate Program

Personal Skills

  • - Strong communication skills - Personable and outgoing - Wise memory - Enthusiastic - Improvisational skills - Punctuality - Keen sense of direction - Passion for their job - Energetic

Courses to be pursued

  • Certificate courses: - Certified Training Professional (CTP) - Travel and Tourism Professional (TTP) Diploma courses: - Foundation in Travel and Tourism Diploma - Hospitality Management Diploma - Hospitality Services Diploma - Managing the Travel Business Diploma - Revenue Accounting and Control Diploma - Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma - Travel Sales and Operations Diploma

Top Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management Address: Govindpuri, Gwalior 474 011, M.P Phone: 0751-2437300 Website:
  • Blue Whale Academy Address: A-59, Giriraj, Mahakali Caves Road, Opp. Ahura Centre, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093 Phone: 099870 37446 Website:

Working Conditions

Tour Guides may work 40 hours week. Sometimes late night shift depending upon the location. They work in all weather conditions.

Top Companies

  • Make My Trip Address: MakeMyTrip India Pvt. Ltd., DLF Building No. 5 Tower B DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 2 Sector 25, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India Phone: 18001028747 Website:
  • Address: 1101, 11th Floor, Tower B, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector – 39, Gurgaon 122001 Phone: 0124-4375353 Website:

Successful Persons

Akram Ali

Akram Ali is a freelance tour guide licensed by the Governement of India. He has over 14 years of experience.

Mohammad Saif

Mohammad Saif is an authorized tour guide licensed by the Government Of India with experience of 1600 tour all over India.

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