For many people, tour managers can travel and also earn money. But in fact, they need to be on duty during the whole trip rather than doing sightseeing with tourists, although they can travel with tour groups.
Their work has started before the tour group arrives. Tour managers first wait for the group members at the airport or station and deal with entry and exit procedures. Then they explain the precautions to the group. Upon arrival, they arrange the tour group to check in the hotel. Local tour guides will be responsible for the itinerary. Does this mean that their work is completed and everything will be passed to the tour guides?
Of course not. During the journey, the tour manager should also be responsible for shopping, service, and transport arrangements. They should also be ready to meet the needs of the group members, and in the event of emergencies, the tour manager should handle the emergencies in a calm manner and comfort the group members. That is to say, during the trip, the tour manager is basically the spiritual leader of the tour group, with enormous responsibilities on his shoulders.
However, tour managers will encounter different kinds of people and things at work. This broadens their horizons and gives them chances to learn. Each journey may thus become a chance and experience for growth.Interested in this industry?