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Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities urges collaboration with accredited tourist guides

Tourist Protection Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities urges collaboration with accredited tourist guides

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has invited its counterparts in different government authorities to collaborate with tourist guides who are officially licensed by SCTA in ...

Tanzanian driver guides call off strike

For Now Tanzanian driver guides call off strike

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) Sources from Tanzania have confirmed that the planned strike by driver guides and tour guides will be called off for the time being, after other stakeholders prevailed upon the Tanzania Tour ...

Rwanda needs more qualified guides

New Law Before Cabinet Rwanda needs more qualified guides

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

Sentiments were voiced in Rwanda last week over the lack of more substantial qualifications for their tourism guides presently used by safari operators and deployed in the field.

Corinthia Hotels feature in leading travel guides

Conde Nast Johansens Corinthia Hotels feature in leading travel guides

eTN Staff Writer

CHI Hotels & Resorts, exclusive operator of the luxury Corinthia Hotels brand worldwide, announced that three of its top hotels, namely, Corinthia Hotel St. Georges Bay in Malta, Corinthia ...

'When is Nessie fed?' and other dumb travel questions

World Travel 'When is Nessie fed?' and other dumb travel questions

William Hageman

Teachers like to say there are no dumb questions.

Teachers need to work in tourism offices.

Training for tourist guides in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia Training for tourist guides in Riyadh

eTN Staff Writer

Dr. Saleh Al-Bakhit, vice president, SCTA for investment sector, patronized the closing ceremony of the second training session on "The tourist guide skills" on Wednesday morning.

Have dog, will travel

Dog Travel Guides Have dog, will travel

eTN Staff Writer

POLLOCK PINES, CA - DogFriendly.com announced today the publication of the 2009 version of its industry-leading United States and Canada online dog travel guides.

Keeping Afghanistan's tourists safe

Afghanistan Keeping Afghanistan's tourists safe

time.com

The lines between the Afghanistan at war and the Afghanistan at peace alter daily. Cities accessible by road today may only be reached by plane — or not at all — tomorrow.

Former rebels guide tourists in Aceh

Indonesia Former rebels guide tourists in Aceh

voanews.com

As Indonesia's Aceh province recovers from the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, a new company there is hiring former guerrilla soldiers to use their skills for tourism.

Judge makes tips part of tour guides' salary

Hong Kong Judge: Tips Are "Earnings" Judge makes tips part of tour guides' salary

The Court of Appeal dismissed on Friday an appeal filed by Wing On Travel Service Limited against an earlier ruling that tips received by tour guides should be considered as part of their ...

Kanha guides' strike hits tourists

India Kanha guides' strike hits tourists

NAGPUR: With trained wildlife guides in Kanha tiger reserve on strike it's the tourists who are bearing the brunt of inexperienced hands. Over 51 trained guides, affiliated to the Madhya Pradesh ...

'Tjommies' help lost tourists

South Africa 'Tjommies' help lost tourists

Tourists visiting Cape Town now have no excuse for getting lost thanks to the Cape Town tjommies, a unique project taking unemployed people and turning them into visitor guides.

The ...

Chinese learn English to guide tourists during Olympics

China Chinese learn English to guide tourists during Olympics

BEIJING - When Zhi Lijiang first signed up to be an Olympic volunteer for the 2008 Beijing Games, she could hardly have imagined she would be playing the role of a Canadian tourist in English and ...

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