What Type Of Guide Are You?

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What Type Of Guide Are You?

Who are you as a guide? Are you the one always trying to integrate new apps and the latest technologies in your tours? Are you highly alert for the different dynamics in your group? Are you a natural storyteller? This little quiz triggers you to reflect on the role you (want to) take on as a guide. There are 5 questions and per question you pick the one statement that you feel describes you best. There are no right or wrong answers. Check it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Below you will find 5 statements. Please pick the one statement that describes you as a guide best.Remember: there are no right or wrong answers.
    • A. 

      I let people use their senses to the fullest (sight, hearing, smell, touch and/or taste) to create a memorable guided tour

    • B. 

      I use my IT and visualisation skills to create lively and interactive guided tours

    • C. 

      I'm interested in what's going on in my community and I show respect for local habits and customs during my guided tours

    • D. 

      I present the values of my own culture and acknowledge other cultures, making positive comparisons etc.

    • E. 

      For me human interaction is the basis of all things in guiding

  • 2. 
    Below you will find 5 statements. Please pick the one statement that describes you as a guide best.Remember: there are no right or wrong answers.
    • A. 

      I am aware of the factors that have an impact on the customer experience (e.g. story, authenticity, contrast,..)

    • B. 

      I use social media actively (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,...) in my guided tours

    • C. 

      I co-create my guided tours with locals, my network of experts, and with my group to make the experience truly unique

    • D. 

      I see myself as a 'cultural messenger' of the destination and a bridge-builder between the visitors' cultures and the destination's culture

    • E. 

      I am very attentive to the group atmosphere as to group dynamics

  • 3. 
    Below you will find 5 statements. Please pick the one statement that describes you as a guide best.Remember: there are no right or wrong answers.
    • A. 

      I use elements from different fields in my guided tours (art, theatre, culture)

    • B. 

      I use specific methods to get to know customer expectations and tourism trends in the planning of my guided tours

    • C. 

      I ensure the profitability of my guided tours

    • D. 

      I have lived in foreign countries, and I speak more than one language fluently. Languages are crucial to me.

    • E. 

      I take different cultural backgrounds into consideration. Before meeting the group, I clarify the group's cultural backgrounds, behavioural habits and customs, to prepare for a positive guided tour

  • 4. 
    Below you will find 5 statements. Please pick the one statement that describes you as a guide best.Remember: there are no right or wrong answers.
    • A. 

      My guided tours always stimulate people to share their experiences on Instagram or other social media channels

    • B. 

      I actively share good guiding practices and best cases with my colleagues

    • C. 

      I raise awareness on environmental issues during my guided tours

    • D. 

      My guided tours support local identity and image

    • E. 

      I take religious and historical factors into consideration when putting together my guided tours

  • 5. 
    Below you will find 5 statements. Please pick the one statement that describes you as a guide best.Remember: there are no right or wrong answers..
    • A. 

      I take environmental factors into consideration when organising guided tours

    • B. 

      I create and improve my guided tours by using different communication and presentation skills

    • C. 

      My guided tours support local economy

    • D. 

      My organisation keeps an eye on the intercultural competences of its guides

    • E. 

      I encourage my group to try new and potentially emotional experiences during the guided tour