The project City Guides aims at developing and designing practical training for the profession of city guide, to increase the attention for knowledge, skills, quality of presentation, local history, building styles, religion, local fortifications, attitude, etc. Many city councils and tourist organisations have already done a lot of work to establish a high quality level. A Dutch research report showed that in most interviewed organisations in The Netherlands (!) the City Guide is almost not trained, receives little theoretical background and is frequently an interested retired volunteer. In other European countries we see that the City Guide often is an official employee or a free lancer on full-time or part-time base. The situation between partner countries, cities and vocational training centres differ very much from little training up to fully trained and certified professionals.
Go to the project website http://www.city-guides.nl
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