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 : The Rough Guide to the USA is the ultimate guide to all fifty star-spangled states. Whether you're planning a mammoth cross-country road-trip, an action-packed whizz around the Rockies, or just a lazy time lounging on the West Coast's best beaches, this fully updated guide will assist you every step of the way. Packed with colour maps, itineraries and route suggestions, The Rough Guide to the USA will help you discover the best the United States has to offer, from New York's galleries and Miami's nightlife, to the lobster shacks of Maine and the vineyards of California. With expert reviews of hotels, restaurants, clubs and bars, plus all the information you'll need on city sights and national parks, you'll make the most of your American adventure with The Rough Guide to the USA.
Description : Discover this fascinating South American country with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to go wildlife-spotting in the jungle, explore lofty Inca citadels or indulge in a pisco sour (or three), The Rough Guide to Peru will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to navigate the colonial heart of Lima or wander the ancient streets of Cusco without needing to get online. Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in Peru. Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Lima; Trujillo; Cusco; the Sacred Valley; the Peruvian Amazon; Tarma and the Central Sierra; Arequipa and Lake Titicaca;Nazca; Huarez and the cordilleras; the south and Ancash coasts. Attractions include: Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail; the Nazca Lines; Huascarán National Park; Kuélap; the Ballestas Islands; Reserva Nacional Paracas; Sacsay huaman; Pisac market; the Valley of the Pyramids. Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, costs and more. Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, wildlife and literature, plus a language section. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Peru. About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.
Description : Discover this laid-back Caribbean island nation with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to visit Trench Town towalk in Bob Marley's footsteps, seek out white sand coves and cascading waterfalls or enjoy the best jerk chicken from a roadside stall, The Rough Guide to Jamaica will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. -Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. -Full-colour chapter maps throughout - explore the fishing villages along Treasure Beach or soak up Kingston's legendary nightlife without needing to get online - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in Jamaica. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip - Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril,The Blue Mountains, Port Royal, Cockpit Country, Port Antonio, Treasure Beach,Portland, Bluefields Bay. Attractions include: Dunn's Riverwaterfall, Blue Lagoon, Trench Town Culture Yard, Peter Tosh Museum, National Gallery, Appleton Estate, Rio Grande, Luminous Lagoon. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, the environment, religion, music, language and recommended books. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Jamaica. About Rough Guides: Escape the every day with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.
Description : Discover one of Latin America's most diverse and compelling countries with the definitive travel guide to Costa Rica, researched by Rough Guides' expert authors. In-depth coverage of Costa Rica's awe-inspiring scenery guides you to the most rewarding destinations - both big-hitters and low-key, tourist-free spots - and the best ways to experience them. Whether you want to soak in a hot spring or go white water rafting, walk through the canopy of a cloud forest or just sit back and enjoy some of the finest coffee on earth, we've got you covered. The Rough Guide to Costa Rica brings to life Costa Rica's incomparable wildlife with stunning colour photography and, as over a quarter of the country is protected land, you'll have plenty of chances to see it. With turtle-nesting beaches, jewel-like butterflies and frogs, and more bird species than the US and Canada combined, the "Rich Coast" more than lives up to its name. The Rough Guide to Costa Rica also includes easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around, and up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, hostels, eco lodges, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops - for all budgets - to ensure that you don't miss a thing.
Description : Find the craic in Dublin with this Berlitz Pocket Guide, a concise, full-colour guide to Ireland's fast-paced capital. It tells you everything you need to know about the best places to visit in the city, from the party district Temple Bar, to the grand boulevard O'Connell Street and the ever-popular Guinness Storehouse. Handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. The guide is full of ideas for enjoying this friendly and vibrant city, with our 10 top attractions in Dublin, such as the world famous Book of Kells, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in the city. The What to Do chapter is a selection of what's on offer in Dublin, including pubs and nightlife, shopping, entertainment, sports and activities for children. The book provides all the essential background on Dublin's culture, including a brief history of Dublin and an Eating Out chapter covering the city's superb range of cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.
Description : Travel the world and discover a job you love. Whether you just want a job that lets you travel the world for free, or you’re looking for a career that lets you set your own hours and do what you love, this book will show you how to become a tour guide with clear, practical advice and easy to follow steps. It will teach you what you need to say, how to advertise your services and how the pros make their money (and get great tips!). 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 guided tour experience in over 15 countries, and with contributions from experts all across the world, there’s no better way to start one of the best careers in the world than with the ultimate reference book and training tool - as used by Tour Guides across the world every day. Covering topics such as: • How to plan, design and price your first tour • Effective offline and online marketing strategies that work • How to research • How to ‘value add’ • Leading and controlling large groups • How much you can realistically expect to earn • Common industry jargon • How to create a great first impression • How to deal with complaints (and how to avoid them in the first place!) “Quite simply the best product available to aspiring tour guides on the market today. No industry professional should be without it.” – Industry Insider “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
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 : Insight Pocket Guides: ideal itineraries and top travel tips Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering what to do and see in Rhodes, from top attractions like the imposing Palace of the Grand Masters and Tharr Monastery, to hidden gems, including the evocative Valley of the Butterflies. - Compact, concise, and packed with essential information about Where to Go and What to Do, this is an ideal on-the-move companion when you're exploring Rhodes - Covers Top Ten Attractions, including the Street of the Knights in Rhodes Old Town and the stunning beach at Tsambka Bay and Perfect Tour itinerary suggestions - Offers an insightful overview of landscape, history and culture - Contains an invaluable pull-out map, and essential practical information on everything from Eating Out to Getting Around - Sharp design and colour-coded sections make for an engaging reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
Description : Insight Guides Explore Barcelona Travel made easy. Ask local experts. Focused travel guide featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of Barcelona with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like la Rambla, La Ribera and Sagrada Familia, to discovering cultural gems, including the unmissable Museo Picasso, the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella and wonderful music museum, the Museu de la Musica, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your visit to Barcelona. Features of this travel guide to Barcelona: - 19 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat and drink along the way - Local highlights: discover the area's top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Historical and cultural insights: immerse yourself in Barcelona's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Insider recommendations: discover the best hotels, restaurants and nightlife using our comprehensive listings - Practical full-colour map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: packed full of important travel information, from transport and tipping to etiquette and hours of operation - Covers: La Rambla; Royal Barri Gotic ; Official Barri Gotic; Sant Pere; La Ribera and El Born; El Raval; The waterfront; Ciutadella; Along the beach; The Eixample; Sagrada Familia and Park Guell; Montjuic; Barca; Pedralbes; Gracia; Tibidabo; Sitges; Wine tour; Dali tour Looking for a comprehensive guide to Spain? Check out Insight Guides Spain for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.