3 weeks in and already 3 site visits for the budding tour guide students!
In week 1, the students were shown tips on how to lead pax through the city using a combination of public transportation and walking, what major attractions there are, which delivery spots are better than others and why, and tips about group cohesion and leading multi-cultural groups. As a multi-lingual guide, it is easy to impart that knowledge.
In week 2, the students started a quiz through the Flagstaff Gardens to increase their product knowledge, followed by a visit to the Historical Society of Victoria. They are a great source of information for tour guides in Victoria!
In week 3, the students went on a guided tour of our Yarra river (originally known as Birrarung). The Koorie Heritage Trust guide was observed in terms of his use of props, story telling, creating rapport, product knowledge etc. Rob was a fantastic source of knowledge and we look forward to another tour with them in Semester 2. The students also visited the Travellers Bridge to evaluate this self-guided site.