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Tourists are very demanding people, so very few of them agree to get the first available guide. One has little experience, the other’s appearance is insufficiently winsome, and the third is not ready to offer what they expected from him. At least, it’s written in his profile on the website, where future travelers first go when searching for a tour guide. Precisely based on this information, they form a first impression about the competence of a guide and about himself as a person. How can you present yourself properly?
Private Guide, a unique and completely FREE mobile app that enables tourists and guides, interpreters or drivers to find each other in every single corner of the world is finally launching on AppStore!
Even a well-planned trip can go askew: sometimes you have to make decisions at lightning speed directly en route. It would be good at this point to be in touch with the guide who helped you to organize this trip, to ask him a couple of questions and continue to enjoy life. The pg.world service made sure that tourists and their personal guides could contact each other at any time of the day from anywhere in the world, and it is not necessary to have a desktop computer or laptop to do this.
Why I started to work as a guide? It is very simple: from a young age, I wanted to travel, see unusual places, and meet new people. While in high school, I crawled up and down my hometown and its surroundings. Imagine how much I loved to surprise friends by showing them unexplored corners and telling their exciting stories!
In our infographics we talked about how the guides can sign up to the Service, fill out or edit their profile, upload photos and add tours. We also answered the most common questions that usually have users.
You can sign up on Private Guide with Facebook or Twitter, and if you do not have accounts in these social networks, follow our advice "Filling out the profile in 9 steps".
The topic is chosen, the information is studied, the story plan is ready, so it's time to plot a route. After all, showing on the ground is the most important part of a tour. Without it, your event turns into a lecture. What exactly needs to be done?
Working with a group of 30-40 tourists and communication one-to-one require from the guide different approaches. In the first case, the guide directs the crowd: forwards it in the right direction, monitors its general emotional background, keeps in view all participants. When following an individual event you don’t need to disperse your attention to many people, but instead you should delve into interests and needs of every individual. What are the other differences of a personal tour?
A tour guide has to be a real psychologist to be popular with customers, as every tourist has some expectations from the trip and some information requirements. The tour visitors can be divided into seven types by their preferences.
A wide outlook of the guide is a pledge of that his trips are entertaining and exciting for people with different interests. But knowledge does not come from nowhere, it is the result of constant self-improvement. What ways of self-education are available to a modern specialist?
The times of mass tourism are gradually receding into the past. Today, many people prefer individual travel instead of group travel, refusing a clear program, time frame and other constraints. As it turned out to the surprise of many of them, it’s not so expensive, especially if you go within a mini-group of 3-5 people. Besides, an individual approach has much more advantages than the classical one.
France, the United States or Thailand? A fascinating tour of an old town streets, gastronomic tour or passive beach-related rest? What drives people of different ages and social strata to choose one or another tourist destination, you can know it from the statistics and sociological surveys presented as infographics.