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Interpretation and Tour Leadership

Principles and Practices of Tour Guiding

Nimit Chowdhary

ISBN: 9781911635956 HBK; 9781911635963 PBK; 9781911635970 eBook


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Interpretation and Tour Leadership: Principles and Practices of Tour Guiding is a complete manual to tour guiding that is based on the author’s first-hand experience of training more than 3000 tour guides. With a practical hands-on focus, it guides the reader through the key roles and responsibilities of a tour guide from interpretation techniques, leading visitors in difference scenarios, dealing tricky situations to setting up a tour guiding business.

Packed with real life international case studies, each chapter follows a thorough pedagogic structure which includes features such as training objectives, key terms, theory highlights, assignments, further reading and links to videos.

Due April 2022

Table of contents

Ch 1 Introduction to tourist guiding; Ch 2 The Tourist; Ch 3 Becoming a tourist guide; Ch 4 The art of Interpretation; Ch 5 Planning for guiding; Ch 6 Preparing for a tour; Ch 7 The walks; Ch 8 Guiding on a cultural tour; Ch 9 Guiding on a Nature Tour; Ch 10 Professional challenges in guiding; Ch 11 The business of tourist guiding; Appendices; Index

Table of contents

Ch 1 Introduction to tourist guiding; Ch 2 The Tourist; Ch 3 Becoming a tourist guide; Ch 4 The art of Interpretation; Ch 5 Planning for guiding; Ch 6 Preparing for a tour; Ch 7 The walks; Ch 8 Guiding on a cultural tour; Ch 9 Guiding on a Nature Tour; Ch 10 Professional challenges in guiding; Ch 11 The business of tourist guiding; Appendices; Index

About the authors

Nimit Chowdhary is Professor in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi India

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