Entries by barnaby

Partnering in Uzbekistan

What does Uzbekistan’s tourism industry need? We’re here talking to Tashkent’s tourism expert Michael Shamshidov to find out. He’s a tourismologist – we love that word. Michael sees a decreasing pool of guides in Uzbekistan because of new rules. We need support and funding for the Study Center. The good news? Tour guiding is now […]

Grand Trans Siberian Express

Have you ever been on a train for 6,500 kilometres? Neither had we…until now. And it was never boring! Eastbound and Westbound both have advantages. You can book this epic journey here. Moscow – Ulaanbaatar is truly one of those great rail journeys. Even better is to continue on to Beijing by train. It’s 30 hours […]

JWT Mongolia Guide Training

Mongolia is about twice the size of Texas, yet has only about 3 million people. So much space! On our assessment Field Day, the local guides took us to Terelj National Park to see throat singing, a contortionist, incredible musicianship and wrestling. A fabulous 3-day training in Ulaanbaatar hosted by Juulchin World Tours and Eurasia […]

Mongolia Ministry of Tourism

Great meeting today with Mongolia’s Officer of Tourism Policy Coordination. We’re discussing training more guides, a Train the Trainer programme, and How To Increase visitor numbers to Mongolia. Incredible hospitality in this country. And huge potential for tourism.

Our Friends at IATDG

Have you heard about IATDG’s podcast series for tour directors and guides? We’re pleased to be featured! Click here to listen. We’ll also be delivering an educational session in Orlando, Florida 8-12 November 2019 in partnership with IATDG. For more details of the Conference and Recruitment Fair, click here.

Sovjet Reizen Specialist Tours

  Have you ever had Challenges on Tour? E.g. Issues with Group Dynamics, Guest Expectations, Cooperating with Local Guides? We now have a 1-day ‘Tour Challenges’ Leadership & Management Training available. In partnership with Sovjet Reizen this weekend, we explored “How To Deal with On-Tour Challenges” with experienced tour leaders. What a success! Check out […]