Thursday, September 10, 2009

Career as Travel Tour Guide Courses Job Opportunities India


Career as Travel Tour Guide & Courses

Traveling has become very easy these days. Many opportunities have opened because of the growth of travels and tourism industry. Another option is tour travel industry is working as a tour guide; yes the jobs are there in the market and offer cool salary and entertainment. It require good communication and also a challenging job. As tour guide must have deep knowledge of the tourist destinations, associated with art, architecture and cluttered.


Tour guide training courses are conducted by tourism offices of government of India, held in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and kolkata. To be able for this course you need to have graduate degree from any stream. In the end of the course a license is given to the students. Many institutes of India provide the short term course for graduates. A tourism and travel administration/managements courses are offered by several institutes.

Career prospects - Job Opportunities

A tour guide can easily find job opportunities in tourism departments and tourism directorates of the union and state governments. Beside it, a tour guide can work in the private sector with travel agencies and tour operators. To work as travel journalists or travel writers is one of the good options for a tour guide and tour guide can also work as a freelancer too. So start a self employment is good option in this sector.

Earning of a tour guide totally depend on the skill abilities, professionalism and of course on the customer satisfaction. They can earn Rs. 30,000 to 40,000 and even more in the three to four months of the season when tourist comes in a big quantity.

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