Complete information on how to be a successful tour guide in Malaysia
Tour guides play a huge role in making tourists journey a smooth one by ensuring that they are well taken care of, throughout their vacation. If you like travelling around and learning about the story behind every location, then you might be the ideal candidate to be a tour guide.
It is really important to have basic knowledge of every tourist destinations in order to attract people from anywhere in the world to Malaysia. If you love to talk about the history of small things and places, then this career might turn out to be the one for you. There are people who would love to know about such places, would love to travel around, be there to experience it with their own eyes and would love to know more about those certain places.
Malaysia is a country filled with such places and people love to travel there to see the wonderful historical buildings and beautiful sceneries, with their own eyes. This means to become a tour guide in Malaysia a big opportunity, for those who are seeking and are ready to commit for this work.
For a business in tour planning one must research about different places, hotels, restaurants and sightseeing spots in order to provide for the customer with the best of everything, so the client enjoys his trip as comfortably and as economically as possible. The best advertisement for a traveling company or a tour guide will be if the clients recommend it to their friends. Ordinary means of advertisement are never such effective, as providing a good service to the clients. In return, the clients praise your work in front of others. This way, you get to invest in an advertisement without even paying for it, the more the people praise your work, the higher rates and clients you will receive.
Malaysia the country:
Malaysia is a country known for its beautiful rainforests, beaches and a mixture of different cultures including Chinese, Indian and European cultural impacts comprising its own new culture. Its capital “KUALA LUMPUR” is home to colonial style constructed buildings, busy shopping hubs and malls and the biggest attraction is the tall PETRONAS twin towers
Tourism in Malaysia
For a top tour guide company in Malaysia, the goal is to provide the easiest way of travelling with the deep information of the place and make the whole tour a fun experience for the customers. It is not easy to perform all this work, but with an expert crew at client’s disposal, you can make this trip comfortable, fun and memorable for them. It would be a very good experience for the customer, to have a trip organized by the company.
It is a really hard job to plan tours In Malaysia, as it is one of the top tourist attractions in the world for tourists and all they want is to plan a trip in such a way that they can enjoy the most viewpoints and cover the most, as a traveler to enjoy the maximum. They want to be able to see the most out of the Malaysian culture, enjoy the most of its food variety, and travel its beautiful beaches at the appropriate times. As they would not be able to enjoy a beach if the weather is not well-situated and the visit would become a total waste. That is where a tour guide in Malaysia is the most energetic person to help you plan a trip where you can stop worrying about all this, and enjoy a trip comfortably with your friends and family without any inconvenience.
Tour guiding is a business which demands a huge effort, as it requires traveling a lot with people and being there whenever and wherever the trip has to go. You have to be punctual all the time every day, and cannot be late as the whole trip is dependent on your shoulders. If the guide s not present, the trip can neither start nor it will have any direction to move to and thus the trip will be ruined.
Many different locations require completely different etiquettes according to their own cultures, as in different cultures different symbols mean different things. People get offended or feel intimacy towards each other on different terms and have different ways to express it. A tour guide must be able to understand all these differences and should be able to cope with any difficult scenario occurring at any instance. Tour guides also get to represent their own culture to all the tourists and it is a plus point for them, as they keep on spreading their own culture in the world, even when they are not in their own country. Thus, they have to maintain their behavior with others to a very polite range, in order to not send negative vibes about their own culture to the tourists.
To be a tourist guide you have to have all the legal certifications from the respective authorities. In this case from Malaysia, a tour guide must have all his legal papers with him e.g. license to be a tour guide and a registered tour guide company. He is responsible for other people too and he must advise and checks all the tourists as well for their legalization into the country because it would give a bad image of the company, as well as the country if any country sends back tourists for having not legal permission. It would also be a very severe catastrophe if someone is trying to get into the country and does not have his legal papers accordingly. Thus, a tour guide in Malaysia must check his and all of his tour clients for their legal papers. Heavy penalties and deporting of agents, as well as tourists, have been put upon by the Malaysian government when such events have occurred in the past.