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

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 their

Tanzanian driver guides call off strike

(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 Gui

Rwanda needs more qualified guides

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

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 Hotel St.

‘When is Nessie fed?’ and other dumb travel questions

Teachers like to say there are no dumb questions.Teachers need to work in tourism offices.

Training for tourist guides in Riyadh

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

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

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

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

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 salary.

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 Wildlife Tiger Project Guide Sangh, Kanha, are on strike since May 1 demanding hike in remuneration from the existing Rs 150 to Rs 300.

‘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 brainchild of non-profit organisation Men on the Side of the Road, the tjommies (Afrikaans slang for friend) are dressed in yellow bibs and red caps.

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 etiquette classes.The classes are all part of Beijing's effort to get its population to speak English to welcome the millions of foreigners expected to flood to the city in this Olympic year.