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Travel Guides - 39-7012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, organize, and conduct long distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Cruise Counselor
  • Guide
  • Mountain Bike Guide
  • River Guide
  • Tour Coordinator
  • Tour Director
  • Tour Escort
  • Tour Manager
  • Tour Operator
  • Tours Captain

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Administer first aid to injured group participants.
  • Arrange for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel.
  • Attend to special needs of tour participants.
  • Evaluate services received on the tour, and report findings to tour organizers.
  • Explain hunting and fishing laws to groups to ensure compliance.
  • Give advice on sightseeing and shopping.
  • Instruct novices in climbing techniques, mountaineering, and wilderness survival, and demonstrate use of hunting, fishing, and climbing equipment.
  • Lead individuals or groups to tour site locations and describe points of interest.
  • Pay bills and record checks issued.
  • Pilot airplanes or drive land and water vehicles to transport tourists to activity or tour sites.
  • Plan tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites.
  • Provide tourists with assistance in obtaining permits and documents such as visas, passports, and health certificates, and in converting currency.
  • Resolve any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations.
  • Sell or rent equipment, clothing, and supplies related to expeditions.
  • Sell travel packages.
  • Set up camps, and prepare meals for tour group members.
  • Verify amounts and quality of equipment prior to expeditions or tours.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer first aid.
  • Arrange services or reservations for patrons.
  • Assist individuals with special needs.
  • Demonstrate activity techniques or equipment use.
  • Drive vehicles to transport patrons.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Guide patrons on tours.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Manage budgets for personal services operations.
  • Monitor availability of equipment or supplies.
  • Organize recreational activities or events.
  • Prepare foods or meals.
  • Provide attraction or event information to patrons.
  • Resolve customer complaints or problems.
  • Sell products or services.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Dude Wrangler
  • Guide, Alpine
  • Guide, Hunting and Fishing
  • Guide, Travel