Being a Tour Guide or Tour Director is a complex job that is both very rewarding & extremely demanding. A Tour Guide may be the reason for the success, or or demise of a tour. The Travel Nook is dedicated to hiring the best because in many cases, the Tour Guide is the only representative that the traveler ever gets to meet. We have an extensive training program for our Guides so we may deliver an impeccable standard of service to our customers. That's what keeps them coming back!
What does a Tour Guide do exactly?
A Tour Guide's responsibility is to keep everyone organized so they know what's going on in a foreign place. This means taking care of all the logistics, expediting all the facets of the tour & sometimes giving a tour commentary. Many people already do this for their families already and that's a good start. Now add 50+ people. Guides need to be assertive but calm, good public speakers, extremely detail oriented, organized and above all, patient all while keeping a smile on their faces. The days can be long and you'll definitely get plenty of steps in. We require our staff to be able bodied, presentable, energetic & enthusiastic about each destination. Add a good bag of tricks and some funny anecdotes and you'll make each tour really special!
There are some really great rewards to being a Tour Guide!
Now count your guests & keep track of all of them while you pretend your are 411. Where are you? What are the driver's rules? Can we switch our roommates? Did everyone get their tickets? What are we looking at? What's for dinner? How far is the hotel? Where are the nearest restrooms? We have a no-show, but we have a replacement. Someone is leaving our tour early. Count. Meet in a 1/2 hour at the theatre. I have a food allergy. Don't be late for the White House tour. What do you mean they are out of honey-mustard? Can I leave my stuff on the bus? Where is the wheelchair ramp? I have a child ticket , will they let me in? A roll-away bed is needed in this room. Can we put the movie back on? When was this statue built? Count. What if it rains? I can't find my brother. Will security take my bottled water? I forgot my camera on the bus. Do we have time to visit my cousin? Should I take my jacket? Count again. Who's sculpture is this? Where is there a pharmacy? Will they have waffles for breakfast tomorrow? ARE WE THERE YET???????
TRAVEL CONSULTANTS, APPRENTICESHIPS, SALES & GUIDES
The Travel Nook team offers positions for travel coordinators, sales associates & apprenticeships / internships. If you are interested in learning more the field or applying for a spot on our team, please complete and submit our application for review. Include a photo & a resume as well.