Many people love the thrill of travelling, but do not always have the means and ability to. They may often find the dream of being able to see new places going unrealised. For those who want to go all around the world, and would love to get paid for it, a tour guide is the best option.
To be a tour guide, it is better to have some study of travel operations. This will help you know how the whole process works, and will also help you work in crises better.
Even if you have not studied it, you might still have a chance. It is imperative that you have a deep understand of not only travel, but the places you are showing as well.
You have two options as a tour guide. One is to show foreigners around your city locally. This would require you to be able to take them to, and tell them of the history and significance of various tourist attractions in the city. You must be able to communicate with large audiences well. It is always beneficial to know as many foreign languages since it will help you reach the foreigners more easily.
Another form of guiding tours is by accompanying tours abroad. Organised tours normally have a local guide take the group around the place. For this, you will spend many days away from home at one time, and you should be open to this idea.
You will also need to have knowledge and the command to show a new city off to people and take them to all places they must see. It is an advantage to speak foreign languages here as well, since you will be able to get around the place and be more comfortable if you can speak the language of the city you are visiting. You should also be able to handle any emergencies and problems at hand.
Once you have done this for a while, you can also change to starting your own tour company. You can become a tour operator and handle tours for others once you have the experience and the network to work on your own.