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Tour Escort Job Description, Career as a Tour Escort, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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Education and Training: High school; on-the-job-training

Salary: Median—$9.27 per hour

Employment Outlook: Fair

Definition and Nature of the Work

Tour escorts accompany groups of people on organized trips called "package tours." Most people who take escorted tours want the security and convenience of having transportation, accommodations, and sightseeing arranged for them. However, not all group tours are the same. There are tours for every budget, taste, and age group. Religious tours, cultural tours, reunion tours for veterans, and tours for professional and interest groups are just several examples of outings that require the services of a tour escort.

Tour escorts usually work for tour companies, which are as varied as their clientele. Some specialize in certain activities—archaeological digs or mountain climbing, for instance. Others specialize in certain markets such as students or retirees. Tour companies may be long established, internationally based, and highly structured; others may have a few operators at their head office and twenty or thirty escorts out in the field.

Tour escorts need excellent communication skills, organizational ability, and financial responsibility. They must be able to respond calmly to such crises as airline strikes and bus breakdowns. Clients expect their escorts to be both leaders and friends.

Education and Training Requirements

Summer camp counseling is a valuable way to get early experience in this field. Some colleges have started to offer degrees in tourism; however, most tour escorts learn their skills on the job. Many larger tour companies have intensive training programs in which escorts learn how to deal with potential problems. Trainees work alongside more experienced escorts until they are familiar with both company procedure and destination. Fluency in a foreign language or degrees in such subjects as art history or archaeology make it easier to find a job as a tour escort.

Getting the Job

Interested individuals can find out about the destinations and itineraries of tour operators by looking at travel agency brochures, consulting the World Travel Directory Clients expect their tour escorts to be knowledgeable and friendly. (© Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis.) (available at most large libraries), or visiting tour company Web sites. Prospective tour escorts can also apply directly to tour companies that hire escorts. Jobs in other parts of the travel industry—as a hotel clerk or an airline booking agent, for example—may enable candidates to build up personal contacts with tour operators.

Advancement Possibilities and Employment Outlook

Their first year on the job tour escorts typically guide groups to one place exclusively; the second year, two places; the third, three. With seniority comes a better choice of itineraries and an opportunity to train new escorts. Some tour escorts become tour supervisors who put together all the elements of the trip—transportation, hotels, meals, and sightseeing.

Although the enormous growth in the travel industry guarantees a continuing demand for tour escorts, in the future they may need more advanced training. All travel-related job opportunities are tied to economic conditions that affect the amount of money people have to spend on travel. Some tour escorts will enter the field as replacements for those who leave, but many will find openings available as the industry expands.

Working Conditions

The work of a tour escort is extremely demanding. It may involve fifteen to twenty-five consecutive weeks of work without a day off, and it requires lifting heavy luggage and making arrangements to keep even the most persnickety traveler in the group happy. Tour escorts apparently enjoy their jobs in spite of these factors, as there is a fairly low job turnover among workers in this occupation.

Earnings and Benefits

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tour escorts earn a median salary of $9.27 per hour, but experienced escorts can make up to $150 a day, depending on the scope of the tour and the size of the group. They may also receive tips. Fringe benefits include free travel and hotel accommodations. There may be gaps between trips during which escorts do not receive a regular income. Large tour operators have organized benefits and incentive plans for office and field personnel.

Where to Go for More Information

National Tour Association
546 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40508
(800) 682-8886
http://www.ntaonline.com/

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almost 5 years ago

Oh, so many dreamers..... I've been a professional multi-lingual tour guide/

Tour Director

Read my book. ' Call at six - bags at seven' and you'll get the true inside story from one who knows.

Best of luck, David L. Gordon.i know russian ,english ,hindi

any job for me in jaipur

plz call me

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over 6 years ago

Oh, so many dreamers..... I've been a professional multi-lingual tour guide/
Tour Director/ Tour Manager for over
30 years and have escorted groups to over 100 countries world wide.
It is an extremely hard and very demanding profession.
Read my book. ' Call at six - bags at seven' and you'll get the true inside story from one who knows.
Best of luck, David L. Gordon.

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about 6 years ago

hi this vipul, i just want to know that, is there any compelsary course in this or is there any interfere of undia government

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almost 9 years ago

can i find job as a tourist escort.current-m working as a freelancer tourist escort

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over 4 years ago

In quest of senior level assignments in Safety & Security / Fire fighting / Administration with an organization preferably in Hospitality sector.

Possess over 24 years of experience in General Administration, Personnel Management, Loss Prevention Management, Facility Management, Security & Safety / Fire Fighting & Manpower Management in Indian Navy & Shipping Industry (Princess Cruise Line). A seasoned professional with rich experience in handling sensitive security related information and security related communications. Deft in training intensively in fire fighting techniques, operations of various portable fire extinguishers.

Demonstrated abilities in maintaining high security standards in compliance with prescribed statutory norms and well versed with fire and safety equipment, panels, extinguishers and alarms systems. Proficiency in developing security frameworks, conceptualizing security policies and ensuring compliance with security standards and procedures. An enterprising leader with the ability to motivate personnel towards achieving organizational objectives and adhering to industry best practices.

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over 5 years ago

hello sir/madam imyself karni singh chauhan working as a local tourist guide in udaipur and like to work as english tour escort for fit or 5 to 10 people group



thanks

karni singh

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over 5 years ago

hello sir/madam imyself karni singh chauhan working as a local tourist guide in udaipur and like to work as english tour escort for fit or 5 to 10 people group



thanks

karni singh

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almost 6 years ago

i am really so intrested in take escorting tours...!

so please advise me somting about how to do escorting ?

thanks !

-vikas

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almost 6 years ago

need good girls friends.

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over 4 years ago

i want to do a tour escourt job.
so please advise me somting about how to do escorting ?

i have a degree in tourism administration.
thaks.
sandeep

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almost 6 years ago

I'm a tour leader with a licence,i have long experience like touristique guide too with good refereces i'm on facebook greetings Letizia Radisi

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almost 6 years ago

i want escorting
i know russian as well as spain's
plz inform if u have any job

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almost 6 years ago

RESUME

NAME KIRAN CHAND

FATHER’S NAME MR. PREM CHAND

DATE OF BIRTH 25-DEC-1989



PARMANENT ADDRESS: HYUPANI, POST, PAVIAN, DISTT. PITHORAGARH-262501-

CONTACT +91 9568277369

E-MAIL ID kchand174@gmail.com



EDUCATION QUALIFICATION:

HIGH SCHOOL YEAR 2006

INTERMEDIATE YEAR 2008



ACADAMIC:

ONE YEAR DIPLOMA IN TOURISM AND TRAVEL MANAGMANT FROM KUMAON UNIVERSITY (NAINITAL)

WORK EXPREINCE:

1- TWO YEAR WORKED WITH Y T D O TOUR NAINITAL AS A TOUR ESCORT IN INDIA AND NEPAL.



2- I AM WORKING WITH CHAMPAWAT TIGER ADVENTURE AS A River co-guide, TRIP MAKER AND NATUROPATY TREAT.



3- Six month worked with Mahi Camp as a Jungle trek and Birds watching.

DECLERATION

I hereby declare that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge.

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almost 6 years ago

RESUME

NAME KIRAN CHAND

FATHER’S NAME MR. PREM CHAND

DATE OF BIRTH 25-DEC-1989



PARMANENT ADDRESS: HYUPANI, POST, PAVIAN, DISTT. PITHORAGARH-262501-

CONTACT +91 9568277369

E-MAIL ID kchand174@gmail.com



EDUCATION QUALIFICATION:

HIGH SCHOOL YEAR 2006

INTERMEDIATE YEAR 2008



ACADAMIC:

ONE YEAR DIPLOMA IN TOURISM AND TRAVEL MANAGMANT FROM KUMAON UNIVERSITY (NAINITAL)

WORK EXPREINCE:

1- TWO YEAR WORKED WITH Y T D O TOUR NAINITAL AS A TOUR ESCORT IN INDIA AND NEPAL.



2- I AM WORKING WITH CHAMPAWAT TIGER ADVENTURE AS A River co-guide, TRIP MAKER AND NATUROPATY TREAT.



3- Six month worked with Mahi Camp as a Jungle trek and Birds watching.

DECLERATION

I hereby declare that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge.

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about 6 years ago

CURRICULUM – VITAE
Arvind Singh
Behind Hotel Pelican,
Bird Sanctuary road,
Bharatpur-321001 Mobile no.: - 08058832104, 09413838813
Rajasthan E-mail: raj_wildtraveler@yahoo.com

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Objective

To achieve professional excellence and develop leading qualities in tourism industry.

Academic Qualification

1. B.A. from university of Rajasthan (Jaipur)
2. Senior secondary from Rajasthan board
3. Secondary from Rajasthan board

Diplomas

4. French language. (Delf A2, certificate of French language conducted by Pondicherry Alliance Francaise affiliated from Paris.
5. 3 years diplomas in Naturopathy.

Professional Qualification

1. Operating system : window 95/98/2000/Me/Xp
2. Knowledge of configuration of modem routers and basic computer hardware.

Working experience

From July 2006 till date

1. Working as approved Naturalist in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.
2. Guiding for cycle tour organized by foreigner tour leader
3. Internship in Naturopathy (Completed)
4. Guiding Bharatpur and adjoining area.
5. Tours escorting
Personal details

Father’s Name : Shri Devi Singh

Mother’s Name : Smt. Suman Devi

Date of Birth : 22, Nov. 1987

Sex : Male

Marital status : Single

Nationality : Indian

Religion : Hindu

Languages Known : Hindi, English, French

Declaration

I hereby declare that all the information furnished above are true to the best of my knowledge.












































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over 6 years ago

i wanna get good job as a tour escort

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about 1 month ago

Hello
I am experienced escorting guide(middle-aged man) in Japan. I am also managing travel company. In Japan there are many wonderful places, so recently many foreigners visit Japan. If you want escorting guide in Japan please contact me.
hosayuki@ybb.ne.jp

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4 months ago

I have done post graduation diploma in travel and tourism department and has worked as a visa operation officer in Vfs Global since last 3 years and 2 months. I have depth knowledge in operations (front & back office), have done great job in customer handling, as I have the maximum number of appreciation against my name. Wish to be a part of the Tourism industry.

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10 months ago

Hii,

Looking for tour escort, free lancing job.
Well experienced, Escorted tours all over India mainly student groups.

Presently based in Delhi

Phone no :- 7838341075

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about 2 years ago

hi this is manoj tiwari, currently working with a inbound tour company looking for a job in tour escort, if anyone have anything for me please contact me (tiwari.manoj41@gmail.com)

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over 2 years ago

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over 3 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

We provide best tour services in Jaipur Rajasthan
kindly contact us for below services
Our Services
Car Rental
Book Railway Ticket
Book Flight Ticket (Domestic and International )
Tour Packages
Hotel Booking
Event Management
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about 4 years ago

i am 5.8inch in height

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about 4 years ago

I am Rahul Kumar I am from Delhi and I want to do job as french-english and english-french tourist escort..please inform me as soon as possible !

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about 4 years ago

I am Rahul Kumar I am from Delhi and I want to do job as french-english and english-french tourist escort..please inform me as soon as possible !

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over 4 years ago

i am join ready to work for male escort my cont no is 8287170463

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

i wanna get good job as a tour escort

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over 4 years ago

i wanna get good job as a tour escort



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over 4 years ago

i am really so intrested in take escorting tours...!

so please advise me somting about how to do escorting ?


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over 4 years ago

Dear Sir/madam,

i am a 22 years old and i completed my graduation and diploma in french language. i am willing to work in tourism industry as a tour escort. I want some guidance that will i be able to work without guide licence? Please suggest some companies where i can go for interview.

Thank you in advance
abhimanyu singh

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over 4 years ago

Dear Sir/madam,

i am a 22 years old and i completed my graduation and diploma in french language. i am willing to work in tourism industry as a tour escort. I want some guidance that will i be able to work without guide licence? Please suggest some companies where i can go for interview.

Thank you in advance
abhimanyu singh

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over 4 years ago

i wanna to be french guide in north n south india>>>>

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over 4 years ago

i wanna to be french guide in north n south india>>>>

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

12 years experience with europeans americans
as tourist guide abroad available for mumbai and neighbouring travel agents as a foreign tourist guide

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about 5 years ago

I SPEAK FRENCH LANG. AND I AM FINDING JOBS

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about 5 years ago

hiii
i m raj
from:mumbai
age:22
my height 5.11ft
white and clean also long
good,honest,trustable,true person
looking.:smart,handsome tallest boy
also educated and having good stamina






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about 5 years ago

hiii
i m raj
from:mumbai
age:22
my height 5.11ft
white and clean also long
good,honest,trustable,true person
looking.:smart,handsome tallest boy
also educated and having good stamina






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about 5 years ago

hiii
i m raj
from:mumbai
age:22
my height 5.11ft
white and clean also long
good,honest,trustable,true person
looking.:smart,handsome tallest boy
also educated and having good stamina






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about 5 years ago

this is magesh my vision and mission are become a tour escort.my educational background was MBA Marketing and Diploma In Tourism Management.

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over 5 years ago

i'm working as a free lance english speaking tour escort with inbound tours of india since 1998 onwards. i specialise in cultural and heritage tours of india taking all sizes of [foreigners]group all over india and nepal
any one needing my services can contact me at my mail id - rathorecv@yahoo.com

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over 5 years ago

I am working as a Tour Escort in Southern Travel Pvt. Ltd. for the past Six Month in domestic only.
I want to join the Outbound MNC in travel industry i.e. SOTC. I have competed M.B.A (tourism management) in 2010.Any information about it call me at 09910360463 or email sunilshukla.paradise@gmail.com


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over 5 years ago

i am really so intrested in take escorting tours...!


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over 5 years ago

i am really so intrested in take escorting tours...!


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almost 6 years ago

I'm a tour leader with a licence,i have long experience like touristique guide too with good refereces i'm on facebook greetings Letizia Radisi

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almost 6 years ago

I'm a tour leader with a licence,i have long experience like touristique guide too with good refereces i'm on facebook greetings Letizia Radisi

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almost 6 years ago

I'm a tour leader with a licence,i have long experience like touristique guide too with good refereces i'm on facebook greetings Letizia Radisi

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almost 6 years ago

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almost 6 years ago

RESUME

NAME KIRAN CHAND

FATHER’S NAME MR. PREM CHAND

DATE OF BIRTH 25-DEC-1989



PARMANENT ADDRESS: HYUPANI, POST, PAVIAN, DISTT. PITHORAGARH-262501-

CONTACT +91 9568277369

E-MAIL ID kchand174@gmail.com



EDUCATION QUALIFICATION:

HIGH SCHOOL YEAR 2006

INTERMEDIATE YEAR 2008



ACADAMIC:

ONE YEAR DIPLOMA IN TOURISM AND TRAVEL MANAGMANT FROM KUMAON UNIVERSITY (NAINITAL)

WORK EXPREINCE:

1- TWO YEAR WORKED WITH Y T D O TOUR NAINITAL AS A TOUR ESCORT IN INDIA AND NEPAL.



2- I AM WORKING WITH CHAMPAWAT TIGER ADVENTURE AS A River co-guide, TRIP MAKER AND NATUROPATY TREAT.



3- Six month worked with Mahi Camp as a Jungle trek and Birds watching.

DECLERATION

I hereby declare that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge.

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about 6 years ago

Respected Sir
I would like to humbly put forth my interest in working with your
esteemed organization.
I feel my experience in your organization will be beneficial for me as
an employee as I will get a chance to work with an esteemed upcoming
and honest organization and I will be able to use my abilities to the
best of my capacity. sir i want to work as tour guide and escort i know Spanish and English very well

Shashwat Bhatt

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about 6 years ago

Hi sir\madam.....

I am Kiran chand from uttrakhand(nainital).sir i have done one year diploma in tourism and travel managment from kumaon university Nainital and also doing work in tour company for two year as a tour escort in india and nepal. so sir if you have any apoortunity(job) for me please help me....Kiran chand

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about 6 years ago

i want job.no.9702575969

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about 6 years ago



Dear Sir
I would like to humbly put forth my interest in working with your
esteemed organisation.
I feel my experience in your organization will be beneficial for me as
an employee as I will get a chance to work with an esteemed upcoming
and honest organization and I will be able to use my abilities to the
best of my capacity.

I hereby submit my resume for the same purpose.

Sincerely

Adarsh Gurg

ph no. :9236532003,9279105671
e mail: garg.adarsh@gmail.com

Work Experience: 6 months (Tourism and Hospitality)

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about 6 years ago

hi this vipul, i just want to know that, is there any compelsary course in this or is there any interfere of undia government

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about 6 years ago

hi this is sunny tour coordinater and searching job for group escort???? for india.

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about 6 years ago

I have 4 years experience as a chauffeur in Kerala-India and 2 years as a tour escort for spatial group like painting,Photography, walking and cycle group from UK.
But I have no enough work so I want to work with other companies.
mail me: amineshs@yahoo.com

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about 6 years ago

I have 4 years experience as a chauffeur in Kerala-India and 2 years as a tour escort for spatial group like painting,Photography, walking and cycle group from UK.
But I have no enough work so I want to work with other companies.
mail me: amineshs@yahoo.com

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over 6 years ago

I want to do mumbai city suburb and elephant a tour as i worked as a PRO at cottage industry apsara international at colaba cause way

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over 6 years ago

hi sir/ mam i v done diploma in spanish language also done graduation recently.now i wanna becom an escort/guide in tourisum sector. plz suggess me how to get and where can i get this jos...... spanish language tour guide/escort. plz help me contact no.9873467865

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over 6 years ago

hight=6.2ft
weight=60kg
colour normal
looking =good and sexy

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over 6 years ago

I'm tour excort and guide with the licence if you need my collaboration please contact me

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almost 7 years ago

This article is very much useful to me. I had did Diploma in International Travel & Tourism Management.I want to be a tour escort.Pls suggest me what i should do

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almost 7 years ago

hi..i am graduate in tourism and have sound knowledge of french language. currently i am working as a tour representative in a travel agency. now i want to join a travel agency that have french related work.. please help me

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over 7 years ago

iam working as a cultural and high mountain trekking & tour guide in himachal,manali. i am a mountaineer , 5 years eperience around himalaya and zanskar range. i want to work independently . how it is possible?

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about 8 years ago

i am japenese tour escort presently i am working in tour comany but i want to work with you how is possible

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over 8 years ago

I have a great aspiration to be an escort.I m doing a special course- Diploma In Destination Management, to get my goal.

i want to contact with guys who r intrested in this kind of job.

thanks

Ashish Solanki,

Agra

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over 8 years ago

this is a gr8 information about tour escort. i did not know what is tour escort.i also want to b a tour escort.
i have learned french. and i can speak 4 language of india and english also.

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about 9 years ago

This article has been very helpful to me. As an aspiring tour escort. Thanks!