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Tour Guide Code of Ethical Standards


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Tour Guide Code of Ethical Standards

  1. 1. Tour Guide Code of Ethical Standards Josefino T. Larena Jr. CPS,MPA
  2. 2. Work Values and Professional Ethics • Words and action indicative of the individual’s total personality and those that are related to the individual’s work-related attitudes and behaviour.
  3. 3. Personality • Dress properly and be properly attired - wear outdoor clothes for outdoor activities and indoor clothing for indoor activities;
  4. 4. Never trade appearance for comfort • Be properly groomed – manage your hair and nails and don’t sale your self to the guests;
  5. 5. Always maintain your dignity and always observe proper decorum • Sensitivity
  6. 6. Honesty • Do not cheat – be honest, there is more to honesty than money;
  7. 7. Do not steal other people’s time – be punctual;
  8. 8. Code of Ethics for Tour Guiding • A professional guide provides skilled presentation of Knowledge and enthusiasm in an engaging manner.
  9. 9. • A professional guide is prepared for each tour when the itinerary is furnished in advance.
  10. 10. • A professional guide has a wide range of knowledge about the place including its history ,culture and agriculture.
  11. 11. • A professional guide knows and follows the policies of the company for whom the guide is working at the time.
  12. 12. • A professional guide will bring guest to patronization of souvenir shops that promote local products
  13. 13. • A professional guide dresses appropriately for the type of tour being conducted
  14. 14. • A professional guide accepts each tour as a serious commitment .
  15. 15. • A professional guide does not solicit tips
  16. 16. • A professional guide cooperates with other tour groups and maintains ethical and professional conduct at all times, cultivating a positive relationship with other Tour guide
  17. 17. • Since guides interact with various kinds of people ,they are to some degree responsible to their fellow guide, their employers ,their other colleagues, the travellers and the local population