William Angliss Institute Tourism and Travel

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learn to be a tourguide

Tour guiding student presentations

Our elective tour guiding students have been busy presenting a tour of their choice around the city. Tours included a fascinating tour of the Flagstaff Gardens & Treasury, Olympic Park (site of the 1956 Olympic Games) including the National Tennis Centre and the various sporting venues, the Sidney Myer Bowl,  the beautiful Nicholas Building, Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Students had to research the sites, and use a range of delivery techniques to present a 3 hour tour of their site. Not an easy feat but they rose to the challenge!  Could not be happier.

 

                   

 

Birgitta March

Another busy morning for the tour guides!

 

 Today, the tour guides had a visit by the Professional Tour Guiding Association of Australia ( PTGAA)’s president, Jim McInenerny, to talk about the organisation, the need for licensing in Australia, code of conduct as well as public liability insurance. Jim outlined the advantages of becoming a student member for $20/year. A great deal for students. Thanks Jim for a very interesting talk!
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This was followed by an excursion to Bunyip Tours to discuss the logistics of being a driver guide and the legal obligation they have to abide by in terms of OH&S policies. Students were observing dispatches where manifests were used by all the drivers and the need to be flexible was obvious when a passenger fell ill.  Another great practical excursion for all. Thanks Sarah!
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