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Mobile App Disrupts Tourist Guide Recruitment

Recruit a guide mobile app

An innovative new mobile application is rapidly changing the way that tourist guides find work, and tour operators find skilled nature/field, culture, and adventure guides in southern Africa. Review by Des Langkilde. Developed by Cape Town-based entrepreneur duo Darren Smith ...

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How to Become a Tourist Guide in South Africa

Tourist guide with a cycling group

Tourist guides in South Africa are some of the most important people in the travel trade. They interact on a personal level daily with tourists, and a good tourist guide can make a holiday visit really memorable.  In this article, ...

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Quick Guide to Southern Africa Tourism

The Southern Africa Tourism infographic shown below represents the members of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) – a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the development of tourism and regional destination marketing across 15 Southern Africa countries: ...

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South African Heads World’s Guides

The World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations has appointed a South African tourist guide as its new President. Alushca Ritchie, a registered tourist guide for the Western Cape, was appointed to head the internationally recognised body at the 17th biennial ...

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The Business of Field Guiding

The tourism industry is one of the most demanding industries in the world. Basically you are doing everything you can to satisfy people’s expectations; people who have paid a lot of money and expect the best.  By Ben Coley. For ...

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Draft Regulations for SA Tourist Guiding

South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom released the Draft Regulations for Tourist Guiding on 15 March 2016 for public comment. Interested parties of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within sixty (60) days of publication of the ...

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