Welcome to a wonderful world of tourism jobs. If you want to become a tour guide, there are some things you need to consider and do first. The title Tour Guide is an opening to many tour guide jobs: local museum guide, tour director, tour leader, tour escort and so on. With over-tourism in many places, rules and regulations are getting stricter. The Corona virus will also change the way we are able to do our job.
Many cities and nature parks only allow licensed guides. E.g.: Vienna in Europe; Washington D.C. in the USA. Growing popularity and sites with many UNESCO World Heritage treasures, like Samarkand and Bhukara in Uzbekistan are applying training and requesting tour guide certification more and more.