Description : Becoming a Tour Guide provides valuable guidance in establishing a career path in the industry. Packed with practical tips, useful advice and real-life case studies drawn from all the different areas of the industry, it tells you which jobs are most suited to your skills, how to develop those skills further, where to look for jobs and training and how to further your career once you’ve begun work. It finishes with a list of contact details of useful organizations and associations, as well as suggestions for further reading.
Description : Have you ever wanted to become a Tour Guide but not known where to start? Do you yearn to travel the world, explore exotic locations and lead groups of people around unfamiliar locations ‘like it’s your own backyard’? This book can help you become a Tour Guide. It will teach you what you need to say, how to advertise your services and even how to get paid. It will teach you how to start your first tour, how to get repeat business after you've finished it and even what life is really like ‘out there on the road’. Written by a Tour Guide with experience in guided tours across 15 countries and with contributions from experts all across the world, there’s no better place to start one of the best careers in the world than this book. Nick Manning’s ‘How to be a tour guide: the essential training manual for tour managers and tour guides’ is the ultimate reference book and training tool, as used and proved by Tour Guides across the world every day. What readers have to say: “Nick Manning lets you know just how big the world is and how many different rules there are while taking you under his wings and navigating you through the aspects of successful tour managing and guiding. This book tells you how to become a GREAT tour manager/guide and is written in a way that will connect with you”. – Kristene Murphy “Quite simply the best product available to aspiring tour guides on the market today. No industry professional should be without it.” – Industry Insider
Description : For readers seeking adventure in the field of tourism, Conducting Tours offers essential, contemporary guidance needed for success in this exciting, expanding industry. Beginning with basic, valuable information about guiding, escorting, and tour planning, the text progresses with discussions on subtler topics such as guide commentary tricks for effective touring, psychology of group behavior, successful itineraries, and ethical challenges presented to tour leaders. The subject matter is organized for greater reading clarity with chapter overviews, highlighted glossary terms, and magazine-style prose. Numerous photos, graphics, and quotes from industry leaders highlight key points, and over 40 charts, maps and illustrations give visual, easy access renderings of information. The professional profiles, end-of-chapter summaries and activities enables learners to comprehend real-life experiences and apply their knowledge. This integrated textbook/workbook is the only source necessary to learn about Conducting Tours. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Whether you want to become a tour guide or are already working in the industry, How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide can help transform your guiding skills from basic to brilliant and open new doors to one of the world’s most exciting professions. Written by award-winning tour operators and tour guide trainers, this book is loaded with insight, personal experiences, industry knowledge, anecdotes, hints, humour, hands-on exercises and sound advice. With their combined 40 years’ experience in tourism and communications, the authors know how important a good tour guide is to delivering a quality visitor experience. Now they’re sharing their knowledge with you. How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide is essential reading for tour guides, tour operators, coach drivers, hoteliers, wholesalers, retailers, students, educators, employers, travel writers, tourism officials, visitor centre employees, venue managers or anyone involved in the tourism industry.
Description : Overthrowing communism in 1989 and joining the European Union in 2004, the Polish people hold loyalties to region, country and now continent – even as the definition of what it means to be ‘European’ remains unclear. Paying particular attention to those who came of age in the earliest years of the neoliberal and democratic transformations, this book uses the life-story narratives of rural and urban southern Poles to reveal how ‘being European’ is considered a fundamental component of ‘being Polish’ while participants are simultaneously ‘becoming European’. Ultimately, this study demonstrates how the EU is regarded as both an idea and an instrument, and how ordinary citizens make choices that influence the shape of European identity and the legitimacy of its institutions.
Description : Provides information on the duties, salaries, employment prospects, and skills, training, or education necessary for more than sixty-five jobs that focus on nature and the environment.
Description : Encouraging, user-friendly, and altogether unique, Mosby’s Tour Guide to Nursing School encourages you to not only survive nursing school, but excel in whichever program you select. Throughout the book, Dr. Chenevert compares your journey through nursing school to a road trip, and she offers advice to increase your understanding, help you successfully navigate obstacles, and make your journey more enjoyable. You’ll learn how to prepare for the NCLEX® and your nursing career, how to get good grades, how to deal with failure, how to improve oral and written reports, and much more. A must-have for every nursing student! Endorsed by the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Written by a nationally known motivational speaker and nurse, the book’s down-to-earth approach uses humor and clever analogies to clearly teach the information you need to know. Uses the analogy of a cross-country road trip to help you see the relationships between different aspects of nursing school, as well as give you a finite view of its duration and end result. Inspirational quotes throughout offer wisdom and encouragement from fellow nursing students and graduates. The appendix lists numerous diverse resources you’ll find useful before, during, and after nursing school. Electronic Age Information covers distance learning, online courses, and podcasts, facilitating your success both in today’s electronic classroom and with the advancing technology in nursing. A special NCLEX® chapter (Chapter 29: Are We There Yet? Almost.) provides you with the tools you need to prepare for and pass the NCLEX®. Updated statistics and information on the emerging trends of the workforce keep you current with what’s happening in the world outside nursing and help you make educated choices during nursing school. Three chapters are devoted to diversity in today’s workforce and the non-traditional student. Thorough coverage of ADN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs (program prerequisites, differences, and more) helps you make informed decisions about your choice of nursing programs. An appendix of Online Resources provides quick and easy access to web sites that will assist both students and graduates with continued study and real-world advice.
Description : "Compelling and gorgeously written, this is a coming-of-age novella like no other. Chris Abani explores the depths of loss and exploitation with what can only be described as a knowing tenderness. An extraordinary, necessary book."—Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban "Abani's voice brings perspective to every moment, turning pain into a beautiful painterly meditation on loss and aloneness."—Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt “Abani's empathy for Abigail's torn life is matched only by his honesty in portraying it. Nothing at all is held back. A harrowing piece of work.”—Peter Orner, author of The Esther Stories Tough, spirited, and fiercely independent Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Abani brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that will enlighten and uplift the reader. Chris Abani is a poet and novelist and the author, most recently, of GraceLand, which won the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize, a Silver Medal in the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for several other prizes including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other prizes include a PEN Freedom-to-Write Award, a Prince Claus Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He lives and teaches in California.