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Travel guides

OaSIS code 64320.02

Travel guides escort individuals and groups on trips, sightseeing tours of cities and tours of historical sites and establishments such as famous buildings, manufacturing plants, cathedrals and theme parks.

Overview

Also known as

  • Travel guide

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Escort individuals and groups on vacation and business trips
  • Ensure that reservations for transportation and accommodations are confirmed and that prepared itineraries are met
  • Visit and describe points of interest and plan and carry out recreational activities
  • Resolve problems with itineraries, service and accommodations.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Managers in customer and personal services (60040)
  • Museum interpreter; Historical interpreter (in 53100.03 Museum interpreters)
  • Outdoor sport and recreational guides (64322.00)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

6 – Sales and service occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

64 – Sales and service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations

Sub-major group

643 – Occupations in food, accommodation and tourism

Minor group

6432 – Tourism and amusement services occupations

Unit group

64320 – Tour and travel guides

Occupational profile

64320.02 – Travel guides

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
3 - Moderate Level
Getting Information
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
1 - Very little time
Standing
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Resorts and similar establishments
  • Self-employment
  • Tour operators

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level
Memorizing
3 - Moderate Level
Multitasking
3 - Moderate Level
Speech Clarity
3 - Moderate Level
Speech Recognition
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Material Resources
3 - Moderate Level
Negotiating
3 - Moderate Level
Persuading
3 - Moderate Level
Social Perceptiveness
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Concern for Others
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important