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How to Write Tour Commentary for Tour Guides

In order to be a good tour guide, you will require a broad range of skills set. The skills set includes soft skills such as communication and interpersonal skills. Also, there are technical and job-related skills set, often referred to as hard skills. Examples of these hard skills are learning how to write tour commentary and how to deliver tour commentary.

Also take a look at [ How to Deliver Tour Commentary ]

 

How to Write Tour Commentary

How to Write Tour Commentary

In this article, we will go through some tips on how to write tour commentary for tour guides. There are three major sections on how to write tour commentary for tour guides. The first component will be the ability to build content. The second, I will cover some good sources to gather content, and lastly, I will touch on the importance to review and update your tour commentary.

Building Relevant Content

Relevant Content

Relevant Content

Identifying relevant information for the tour commentary is important. Pertinent information has to be closely linked to the profile of the travellers. It also must be related to the theme of the trip. The content of the tour commentary should provide interesting tidbits and facts to promote your country. It should be informative and educational. Most importantly, good stories are part of great tour commentary. Good stories will keep the travellers entertained, engaged and most important of all, provide an enjoyable experience to tourists.

Also take a look at [ Components of a Good Tour Commentary ]

 

Sources to Gather Information

Information Sources

Information Sources

In today’s time and age, information is widely available online. Perform a search on the internet, and there will be many sites that provide information on the attractions or the place you are guiding. However, sites such as Wiki can contain errors as it can be updated by anyone. Therefore always be careful and choose information from reliable websites. Secure sites can be from tourism boards, attractions web site and government agencies such as the Library, Heritage boards and associations. Other traditional forms of information include books, audio and video records, interviews with people involved, brochures, attending talks, visiting exhibits. You can also join other tours and learn from experienced guides.

Review, Feedback & Updates

Review, Feedback & Updates

Reviews, Feedback & Update

Always seek feedback from overseas friends, colleagues, coach captain and most importantly from your traveller customers. The more feedback you get, the more you will know where you are doing good and which are the areas to improve. Carry out amendments to tour commentary based on the reviews and feedback that you receive. Update and improve your tour commentary base on the information you receive!

 


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