শনিবার, ২৩ অক্টোবর ২০২১, ০৭:১৫ অপরাহ্ন
Career in the tourist guide profession.
The number of tourists is increasing day by day due to the improvement of communication system in today’s world. Especially the beauty of nature of our country has been able to attract the attention of tourists. That is why innumerable tourists are constantly coming to our country. These tourists need a guide to get around. Who gives directions to tourists on various matters associated with travel. Those who are thirsty for travel or like better to travel, can come to the present profession. There are numerous training institutes for tourist guides in our country.
Brave and patient
You have to be brave in this profession. Because, if you go to the tourist center and suddenly see something weak, then the tourists will lose confidence in you. In that case you have to be brave enough. You also have to be patient. It is important for tourist guides to be modest and smart. Because different countries, different cultures, religions, castes, languages, different people or tourists come to our country. They have to work according to their preferences and needs.
If you want to build a career in this profession, you have to pass minimum HSC. Besides, you should have the ability to understand the foreign language. Some tourist institutions also ask for honors or master’s degree. In addition to Bengali and English, those who know French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, etc., have more advantage to get a job in this profession. And for those who are new, it is a different experience. However, if you want to build a career in this profession, the guide must have knowledge about the historical places and tourist centers of Bangladesh and where, how to travel, various things.
Salary and recruitment process
In the profession of tourist guide, the salary varies depending on the organization and the work. If you want to work full time, you can get a salary of 10 to 25 thousand or more per month. Again, the salary of part-time or contract guides can be from 500 to 6 thousand taka daily. Another source of income for tourist guides is tips and tricks.
Recruitment notices are given for recruitment of tourist guides in almost all newspapers and job websites on the internet in Bangladesh. Again you’ll get recruitment from any medium you recognize . However, most of the institutes take written test and interview before hiring. Some institutions also test the candidate’s educational qualifications, language skills, speaking style, knowledge of history and present intelligence.
Training and work in that organization
After hiring a tourist guide, almost all tourism companies offer one to three months of training or put in a training period. Courses on tourism are conducted in several non-governmental organizations including Bangladesh Tourism Corporation, like Bangladesh Hotel Management and Tourism Training Institute, Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management. Tourists come to Bangladesh from different countries. At present there are about 200 tourist companies and the number of companies is increasing as a result of modernization of tourism industry. You can also work in those companies.