From the Back Cover
Whether you want to travel year-round or for two weeks every summer, whether your ideal is tropical climates or icy mountaintops, luxury hotels or backpacks and hiking boots, tour guiding is one route to traveling where and when you like. This career demands creativity, planning, and sometimes endless patience, but you set your own timetable and pursue your own itinerary.
The authors provide background information on the travel industry, describe what is involved in tour guiding, explain how to develop tours to your favorite destination, and outline the planning you must do no matter where you are going. They also include a blueprint for the entrepreneur who wants to establish a larger tour operation. The book answers questions such as:
- What should I think about when I plan a bus tour? A cruise? - Where do I find the answers to tour members questions? - How do I deal with lost luggage or disorderly tourists? - What about sidetrips? - How can I market my tour?
About the Author
Barbara and Richard make their living writing about travel and the business of travel. They also worked in the travel industry for many years as agents, managers, owners of travel agencies, and as consultants to other firms and individuals. Susan is a professional writer and editor who focuses on travel writing.