China Tour Guides
China has tens of thousands of trained and licensed tour guides. Some of them are professors, librarians, and teachers, working part time, but all must pass a strict examination to be qualified to work as a tour guide.
Classes of Tour Guides
China's travel companies are categorized into three classes. Class 1 can work directly with foreign tour operators. Tour guides working for this class are usually more experienced. English language is the first foreign language spoken by the tour guide. They work according to pre-arranged schedules arranged by the employer.
Generally speaking, tour guides in the less developed areas such as along the Silk Road, in Tibet, in parts of Sichuan and Yunnan are less qualified than those working in the East especially in terms of the quality of their spoken English.
China Highlights Tour Guides
Travelers who purchase full packages from China Highlights will receive a comprehensive guide service provided by our company.
A guide who speaks your nominated language will meet you at the airport, deliver you to your hotel and accompany you on your tour in that city. (Day tours usually begin at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning.) They do not fly (or take train or bus) with you from one city to another. You will have a different guide in each city.
China Highlights Tour Guides meet customers at the arrival hall exit of train stations or airports. The tour guide will hold a plate with the China Highlights logo and one of the customers’ names on it.
I updated this article on January 16, 2014
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Questions and Answers About China Tour Guides
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"Once again the meal was extremely good "Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-18
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