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Our next Tour Guide Training Course will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

We hope you can join us then! In the meantime you can purchase a copy of our book, "How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide."

Visit TCWA Website to Book Now!

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And if you’re a tourism operator, Local Council or Regional Visitor Centre, ask us to develop a private customized training course for your tourism team on a date & venue to suit!

Can't attend a tour guide training course in person? No problem! Get a copy of our top-selling book - How to be an Award-Winning Tour Guide!

Global Gypsies has been running Tour Guide Training Courses for over a decade.

Our award-winning courses are recommended by Tourism Western Australia, Tourism Industry Council (WA), Department of Parks & Wildlife Services, Forum for Advocating Cultural & Environmental Tourism, WAITOC, leading Murdoch & ECU tourism academics, successful tour operators & dozens of satisfied graduates.

We will be offering our next jam-packed, ONE-DAY course in conjunction with Tourism Council Western Australia on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

It will cover such generic content as:

  • narrative and commentary
  • duty of care
  • safety
  • risk management
  • dealing with emergencies
  • customer relations
  • leadership
  • cultural awareness
  • environmental responsibility
  • conflict resolution
  • problem solving
  • starting your own small tourism business
  • basic 4WD skills
  • employment opportunities & more

Designed for aspiring guides or guides already working in urban, regional or remote areas who are either permanent, casual or volunteers, this basic introduction to Tour Guiding is the only course of its kind & places are strictly limited. 

The course is facilitated by the founders of Global Gypsies, Jeremy Perks (former Tour Guide of the Year) & Jan Barrie (author of the top-selling book, “How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide”).

Jan and Jeremy of Global Gypsies

It is presented though a combination of presentations, anecdotes, personal experiences, interactive workshops & more. Participants receive a comprehensive workbook & a Certificate of Attendance.


Global Gypsies has been committed to tour guide training since the company’s inception in 1997. Our goal is to have as many WA Tour Guides trained as possible in order to improve the quality of tour guiding in our State & deliver a better - and safer - visitor experience. We also want to give the profession the status, respect and esteem it deserves & enjoys in many other parts of the world.

Excellent accredited courses of a longer duration are available at a number of learning institutions throughout Australia. However, we believe that an inexpensive, short course is the key to attracting a broader audience to the profession & to achieving effective & wide scale tour guide training in the longer term.

Tourism is an exciting industry to work in; here in WA, it has an extremely bright future. This is due to the State's incredible natural attractions, increased government focus on the industry, the recent start-up of many new tour operators & activities, the safety of travel in WA, the growing Chinese inbound market & the attractive exchange rate of our dollar to overseas visitors.  

Ensure that you & your team have the right skills to take on this challenge! Sign up for a scheduled or private Tour Guide Training Course today!

To make a booking, please visit the Tourism Council WA website now.

Here are some photos of happy clients from previous Global Gypsies Tour Guide Training Courses

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