TRAITS TO LOOK FOR IN A TOUR GUIDE FROM ROMANIA
One of the best tricks of running a successful tours and travel company, is having behind you, a team of professional, fun and well informed tour guides that will inspire tourists, locals and travelers to come back; or better still put in a good word for you to their friends.
Without further ado, below are a list of the top traits you should look for when looking for the most qualified tour guide for your Romania tour.
- Effective communication skills
This is one of the most important traits to look for in a guide. They should be fluent in Romanian since it is the country’s official language. Getting an individual that can fluently communicate in various other International languages like English, German and French among others, is an added advantage.
In addition, guides should not be shy people. Being a quiet person is perfectly fine but you should be able to put that persona aside if you want to be good at what you do. Great tour guides should be able to project their voices across a large area and be heard clearly and in a way that is easy to understand.
There are moments when you will find a not-so-friendly crowd. It is the work of the guide to break the ice and make them comfortable around each other. This is why a guide has to be outgoing
The above trait comes in handy in ensuring tourists are at ease and will be able to comment and ask questions where necessary significantly increasing the chances of having a fun-filled tour.
A great guide should be enthusiastic of the work they do. It is most likely that tourists will feed off the energy of their guide. If they sense a lack of enthusiasm from the guide, the tour is already doomed even before it starts.
Punctuality is also a vital trait for all guides. A good tour guide should be able to keep time and ensure tour goers are picked for their tours on time and dropped off as agree. This prevents difficult scenarios where the tourists grow impatient, are frustrated and unhappy.
It also prevents confusion that can be really embarrassing.
A successful guide should have knowledge of their city and its environs. For instance, a tour guide in Romania should have vast knowledge of the places such as the Bucharest, Timisoara and Oradea among others. They should be conversant with the best places around town so as to better decide on the most appropriate places to take a specific crowd.
A tour guide who has some kind of attachment to a specific place, can bring up their knowledge, and experience of the same, making the tour more special particularly for some guests who go put looking for genuine experiences.
- Sense of direction
Last but not least, tour guides should have a keen sense of direction on where they are at all times. They should also be able to direct their guests well in case of inquiries. For International tourists, guides should be prepared to give them directions on where they need to be after they are done with the tour.