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Interpretation and Tour Leadership

Principles and Practices of Tour Guiding

Nimit Chowdhary, Monika Prakash

ISBN: 9781911635956 HBK; 9781911635963 PBK; 9781911635970 eBook 10.23912/9781911635956-4986 DOI
DOI: 10.23912/9781911635956-4986


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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
Monika Prakash is
Professor and Nodal Officer, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, India

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