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Components of a Good Tour Commentary

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Parts of a Good Tour Commentary

One of the hard skills or technical skills required by tours guides is to develop or write a good tour commentary. With training, research and time, I believe that all of us can write a good tour commentary. I will share with you some components of a good tour commentary.

Also take a look at [ Write Tour Commentary for Tour Guides ]

 

components of a good tour commentary

components of a good tour commentary

Promote your country

Promote Your Country

Promote Your Country

A good tour commentary must promote your country as a top holiday destination. As a tour guide, you are your country’s Ambassador. You are the first point of contact and a local friend. Recommend places that are not on the itinerary that is unique and localised attractions. You also introduce historical monuments, culture and heritage sites. Aim to create a memorable experience for travellers.

 

Educational

Educational

Educational But Not Boring

Another component of a good tour commentary is that it should provide an opportunity for tourists to learn valuable history, culture and lifestyle of your country. A good commentary will make visitors feel as if they see the historical events from his own eyes. Tour guides can ask tourists to imagine what was happening in the past and provide photos as visual aids. You can also ask travellers to compare what occurred in the past to present day activities.

Informative But Not Overwhelming

Informative

Informative

A good tour commentary should provide much relevant information. Tour guides can help tourists to absorb the information by asking questions after you deliver the commentary. It helps travellers to internalise the information. Tour guides can also provide a summary of what you have commentated as it contributes to creating an impact.

Also take a look at [ Factors to Consider in Selecting Information ]

 

 

Good Stories

Good Stories

Good Stories

Storytelling is an important part of a good tour commentary. A tour guide’s job is to communicate information and provide details of the place to travellers. However, the above is more of narration or addressing a group. A good tour commentary is filled with good stories. Stories can include key events which have taken places in the area, myths, legends or even personal stories and real-life experiences.

Also take a look at [ Story Telling Skills for Tour Guides ]

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A professionally trained tour guide in Singapore sharing her learning journey from an excellent tour guide to a great tour guide!