We are all part of digital networks and market platforms: tour guide platforms, booking sites, travel platforms, social media channels, online tour agent (OTA) groups, digital tour guides and more.
But, … nothing beats shaking hands!
Personal experiences are the new social currency. That’s what we create on our on-site annual events providing:
- tour guide training
- tour guide job market
- tour operator get-togethers
- supplier market
Our workshops have proved a huge success for introducing the benefits of training. In Uzbekistan recently, tour guides were motivated by collaboration with their colleagues.
Our sponsor, Silk Road Destinations is now organising a full 3-day tour guide training in Samarkand, as well as webinars.
In Tehran, the large operator AITO is asking us to return for more in-depth training after 80 guides participated interactively in our workshop.
Book your workshop today!
Job Market and Educational Sessions
Tour guides meet tour operators
Imagine sitting at a table with your dream tour operator. You have a chance to market yourself in person to a company looking to hire guides. Sound good?
Make sure you are prepared. Will you have copies of your CV? Do you know which questions will be asked? How is your elevator pitch? EastguidesWest works closely with all alumni to ensure job placement.
Tour operators meet tour guides
Come and interview quality tour guides in Asia, Africa and Europe. For maximum cost effectiveness, we make sure the pool of guides is prepared and available for your interview questions.
What a great chance to hire your guides AND get a feel for the region you’re hiring in at the same time.
Help us Decide the 2021 venue
Let us know which region has the biggest needs
Workshop at Symposium
There will many educational sessions at our annual conference for tour guides and tour operators. While we host educational events, the beauty is that we ask both guides and operators to present topics too.
This gives everybody a chance to get to know each other better, and get a real feel for a working relationship before the interview sessions.
Right now, you can also connect online to access “World of Mouth”, EastguidesWest’s online job market. Get connected by posting a job, or applying for a job today. Good luck!
“Planning our next event with EastguidesWest”
In November 2019, we decided to organise an event for our tour guides in Samarkand. They had delivered excellent service throughout the year. We knew they would like to get some training and international tourism industry insights. We connected with EastguidesWest and asked what could be done in a short time. EastguidesWest did everything to accommodate a time frame within two months!
This was the very first time in Uzbekistan to hold a private company event for tour guides and tour operators. In cooperation with EastguidesWest, we achieved a big result. The Samarkand Guide Forum grew out of this and serves as knowledge sharing and team building tool.
The tour guides realised how important hands-on training from a guest perception is and, they realised that they have colleagues! That they don’t work alone, even if they don’t see each other often. Now they cooperate, share knowledge and socialise to enhance our tour products. This is truly a great eye opener for us and our guides, and we are planning our next event already together with EastguidesWest.