How to be a Successful Tour Guide

Tour Guide Career & Skills Advice

Are you looking for a career as a tour guide?  Do you hire tour guides in your business?  Want tips to improve your skills and your tour guide career?


Then this fun and insightful interview will help your tourism career or your tourism business succeed with one of the most positions in any tour business – tour guides.

 tour guide Tourism Tim & Sabrina Warren

Tourism Tim & Sabrina Warren as Tourist

My wife Sabrina and I went to Thailand and Laos recently to run a tourism marketing training and to be a tourist too. We had the good fortune to have many great tour guides provided to us by my client LJ Biz who runs soft adventure and cultural tours in Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. 

One of these great tour guides Kusula Arkan (Tina) has been a professional tour guide for 25 years.  In this short audio interview Tina shares great wisdom and tips on how to be a great tour guide. Listen today (below).

Sitting inside of a Buddhist temple on a hot afternoon in the Golden Triangle at the top of Thailand,  I interviewed (Tina) while the gongs and bells of tourist and worshiping Buddhist came to see this amazing temple we were in.  Below are some of the questions and answers Tina and I discussed. Between the two of us we have over 50 years combined experience in the global tourism industry. You can be assured the tour guide and career tips is sage advice. Enjoy.

Tour Guide Career Interview Highlights

Tour guide career

Tour Guide Tina and Tourism Tim in the Golden Triangle, Thailand

  • What makes some tour guides better than others?
  • Can you make make a good income from being a tour guide?
  • What are the characteristics of a good tour guide?
  • How do you find tour guide jobs with tour operators and lodge?
  • Do you have to get tour guide training to be a good tour guide?
  • What should you as a tour operator or lodge owner be looking for in a professional tour guide?


What are your #1 tour guide career questions or tips? 

Please post them below the audio player at the bottom of the page in the Facebook Comments window. We’ll get back to you with more answers and advice.


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