Tours as Conduits of History & Culture: Tourpreneur Podcast

I have been lucky enough over the past few years to spend a lot of time talking with Michael Idriss (now the African American Interpretive Fellow at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia) about the impact of tours. It's a huge responsibility that not many tour operators or tour guides take on,

2022-01-08T19:21:19-04:00December 2nd, 2021|

Five Ways to Make Your Trips More Inclusive

Guest Post by Prachi Thakur on being inclusive. Inclusion is the new buzzword, and everyone wants to get on board by making their trips inclusive. As our industry stands on the selling point of diversity, it is essential that you incorporate a few minor changes to become more inclusive and be closer

2021-08-22T20:25:22-04:00June 2nd, 2021|

How to Talk Politics on a Tour

To be honest, I've never been asked "How to talk politics" on a tour as most tour guides shy away from politics (and/or many Managers direct their guides to stay away from politics). Prefer to listen & watch?  This article has a video version. Video please I talk often

2021-05-26T20:27:11-04:00September 6th, 2020|

Influence People Through Your Tours: How to Change Perspective

The ability to influence people and change their perspective is a powerful yet underutilized tour guide ability. Prefer to listen & watch?  This article has a video version. Video please Learning to (or training your guides to) educate travelers can be simple, incredibly impactful, and easily added to any

2021-05-26T20:29:17-04:00July 28th, 2020|

Important Skills for a Tour Guide: Through the Eyes of the Guide Podcast

In Episode 6 of the podcast, 'Through the Eyes of the Guide', I talked about important skills that are often overlooked, best practices, Responsible Tourism and what I really wish guides would stop doing... Read more here about why I think guides should always be improving their skills. Listen to the podcast

2021-05-26T20:29:32-04:00July 24th, 2020|

Ethical Storytelling: How to Tell Stories With Integrity

If you've never thought about ethical storytelling, you're not alone, but you can easily change that (and greatly improve the impact of your tours). Prefer to listen & watch?  This article has a video version. Video please This article was inspired by a feature in Unearth Women's 'Consent Issue'

2021-05-26T20:30:08-04:00June 25th, 2020|

Reflecting Your City with a Diverse Team of Tour Guides

In my experience, it's rare to find a diverse team of tour guides. Prefer to listen & watch?  This article has a video version. Video please There are a lot of reasons for this, which vary from region to region.  To oversimplify it, it comes down to who

2021-05-26T20:30:24-04:00June 9th, 2020|