A tour guiding training course will be conducted by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, through its Tourism Division, in partnership with the Tourism Educators and Movers Philippines-Western Visayas and the Department of Tourism Region 6, every weekend starting March 2.
The training is open to personnel of local government units, national government agencies, travel agencies, hotels, resorts, teachers, and professionals, including retired tourism practitioners and educators interested in becoming DOT-accredited tour guides, a press release said.
The 23-day course will be held every Saturday and Sunday, from March 2 to June 2, 2019. Topics include an overview of the tour guiding course and the tourism industry, personality development and communication skills, becoming a tour guide, destinations and activities in the Philippines, environment concerns and protection, Filipino culture, developing tour guides knowledge, skills and attitude, knowing our very own country;
Airline ticketing interpretation, tour guides as crisis managers, basic first aid, tour guide commentaries, DOT accreditation, protocol and social graces, and other important things a tour guide must know. Familiarization tours, field work, and researches are also part of the module.
There will be written and oral examinations for the duration of the course and assessment, the press release said.
Course package is P9,500 per person, and includes learning materials, field visits and meals during the 23-day course. Those interested shall undergo a pre-screening process on February 26 at the Provincial Tourism Office, Capitol building in Bacolod City.
For more information, call the Negros Occidental Tourism Division at 433-2515, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or look for Jenny Cordero, the press release added.*
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