Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 39-7012 Travel Guides
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Plan tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites. Resolve any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations. Sell travel packages. Arrange for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel. Evaluate services received on the tour, and report findings to tour organizers. Lead individuals or groups to tour site locations and describe points of interest. Verify amounts and quality of equipment prior to expeditions or tours. Pay bills and record checks issued. Attend to special needs of tour participants. Give advice on sightseeing and shopping. Provide tourists with assistance in obtaining permits and documents such as visas, passports, and health certificates, and in converting currency.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
Alabama Employment Outlook
Comprehensive wage data available: Alabama Occupational Wage Survey
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Human Resources Specialists
Insurance Sales Agents
Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
Lodging Managers
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Opticians, Dispensing
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Real Estate Brokers
Real Estate Sales Agents
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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