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How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide - New Book!!

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How to be an Award Winning Tour Guide

We've been running our award-winning tour guide training courses for over a decade, now the founders of Global Gypsies Tours & Training, Jan Barrie & Jeremy Perks, have written a book which is being released around the world! It's called How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide and is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris Publishers.

This is no stuffy academic tome. It’s easy-to-read, fun, educational, personalised, conversational, humorous and full of photos taken by the authors in real-life situations. It’s loaded with insight, personal experiences, industry knowledge, anecdotes, hints, hands-on exercises and sound advice on how to be a successful tour guide. It's a book with a difference and should be required reading for anyone in the tourism industry.

Recommended by leading academics, tour operators and tour guides themselves, the book is designed for aspiring guides, those already working in the industry who are keen to brush up their skills, educators, students, and anyone considering starting their own tourism business.

Jeremy and Jan from Global Gypsies
Jeremy Perks & Jan Barrie, Directors, Global Gypsies

Here's what Professor Ross Dowling, OAM PhD GAICDm Associate Head, School of Business at Edith Cowan University & highly reputable Australian tourism guru has to say about it:

“The book is an excellent practical introduction to the world of tour guiding. Written by two acknowledged leaders in the field, it is a must read for anyone interested in becoming a guide. It also is a great resource for established tour guides who are seeking to learn more about their profession and how to become an even better guide. It covers all aspects of tour guiding in an easy to follow practical format supported by photos taken on their own tours. I commend the book and recommend it with confidence.”

And Ryan Mossny of Two Feet & A Heartbeat Tours, winner of the 2015 Trip Advisor Excellence Award amongst numerous other accolades, gives this glowing recommendation:

"Global Gypsies have nailed it with ‘How to be an Award-Winning Tour Guide’! It's comprehensive, entertaining & full of great advice."

Global Gypsies was established in 1997 and runs tours to outback Australia and exotic destinations overseas as well as offering training courses in four-wheel-driving, towing and, of course, tour guiding. We wrote How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide to share our knowledge and experience with those who can’t attend a tour-guide training course in person. We believe it can help transform guiding skills from basic to brilliant and help open new doors to one of the world’s most exciting professions.

How to be an Award Winning Tour Guide Book Launch
'How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide' was officially launched by Evan Hall, CEO of Tourism Council Western Australia (right),
at Elizabeth Quay on International Tour Guides Day, February 21, 2016. Mr Hall highly recommends the book to anyone keen to get involved in the burgeoning tourism industry.

2009 Global Gypsies Group Photo

2009 Global Gypsies Group Photo

2010 Global Gypsies Group Photo

2011 Global Gypsies Group Photo

Global Gypsies developed Australia's first short, hands-on, weekend training course for Tour Guides which won a prestigious tourism industry award

This exciting, affordable new tour guide book is available in softback, hardback or as an e-book and you can order your copy here: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-001007743/How-to-Be-an-AwardWinning-Tour-Guide.aspx

For a free sneak 'preview', click here

For more information, give us a call or send us an email. Or better yet, buy your copy of How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide today!

About the Authors

Jeremy Perks is co-founder and Director of Global Gypsies Tours & Training which was established in Perth, Western Australia in 1997. He is a professional tour guide and a recipient of the prestigious FACET Tour Guide of the Year Award. In addition to leading tours, he is an accredited trainer with a Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (TAE) who delivers training courses in four-wheel-driving, towing and tour guiding. Jeremy is a qualified mechanic, holds a Remote Area First Aid Certificate, was formerly an officer in the South African Defence Force and was a founder and director of a major advertising agency in Africa until he left the corporate world to become a tour guide.

Jan Barrie is co-founder and General Manager of Global Gypsies Tours & Training. Born in the UK, she has travelled extensively and lived and worked in the USA, UK, Australia and Africa. She has held senior management positions in marketing and public relations and is a published travel writer. Jan left the corporate world to establish Global Gypsies and is responsible for administration, marketing, communications and customer relations.

Jeremy and Jan from Global Gypsies

Jeremy and Jan from Global Gypsies

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