BECOME A TOUR AMBASSADOR TODAY!
Our Tours and experiences are designed and led by inspiring locals. They go beyond typical tours by immersing guests in a unique lifestyle adventure. It’s an opportunity for anyone to share their hobbies, skills, or expertise with the community around them.
DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY?
IF THESE QUALITIES DESCRIBE YOU…
WE WANT TO TALK!
Are you charismatic?
While there’s only one tour ambassador, there can be numerous people on a tour, from 25 to 50 or more. Each and every person on your tour is looking for information and more importantly,
entertainment, from their guide for part of a day. As a result, a tour ambassador needs charisma. Lots and lots of charisma.
Charisma can come naturally… but it can also come with practice. Every day on tour, look for
opportunities to charm your group. Also, think about opportunities before you embark on tours and experiment with them during the tour to figure out tactics to delight your crowd.
Are you travel savy?
You can be the most charismatic tour ambassador in the world, but if you don’t know your stuff then
you’ll lose your audience. A tour ambassador’s job is, among other things, to know exactly what
they’re talking about. This means facts, figures and anything else somebody on a tour might
throw at them.
Make sure you’re clued up on everything you need to know and, whenever you answer a question thrown at you by somebody on your tour, think about how you’ve answered it and if you can respond better the next time.
Can you communicate?
If you’re extremely knowledgeable and equally charismatic, but you don’t interact with your
group, it’s going to make them feel like they’re following their history teacher around. It will also feel like it’s all one-way in terms of communication. Tours aren’t about sitting and listening to other people – they’re about chatting and
meeting people. This could be fellow travellers or the people guiding them on tours or activities. Make sure to engage with the people you’re guiding and give them one more person
to remember their trip by.
Are you organized?
Timing is key when you’re a tour ambassador. You need to be at certain places at certain times, then at those places you can only spend a given amount of time – spending any more or less time than you’re supposed to can throw off the entire itinerary for the day.
Look at your itinerary and make sure you know where you need to be and when. Then, every day when you’re at those places, review your time spent there and decide if the amount of time spent there was sufficient – do you need more time or you do you need less?
Additionally, you might need to hold on to a bunch of entrance tickets to get your group into a national park or you might need to take care of a heap of bus tickets. Organisation, when you’re
a tour guide, is key.
Ability to solve issues
As a tour ambassador, your day can be unpredictable. The weather can quickly change, things can break, your tour group could be very different from the last. It’s so important to be flexible, prepared, and a master at improvisation. It will take time to be able to plan for any situation, but the key thing is to learn each time something happens.
One way to be prepared is to have items available. This could be a handy first aid kit, rain ponchos, a back-up tour route if you need to change. Having a plan in place will ensure your customers still have a great experience!
Sense of direction
It may seem obvious, but some people don’t have a natural sense of direction or can be hindered in a stressful situation. You never know when you might need to go off route, so a good sense of direction is key.
Another thing that any tour ambassador will know is that customers tend to ask you for local information. Where to hire a car? Where is the doctor’s office? Where to go for dinner? By doing
your research, you can offer something extra to your customer’s experience.
Share The Lifestyle
You’ve got a knack for making social connections.
Adventure is always on your mind.
If this sounds like you, you could be the perfect fit for Lifestyle Venture Tours Ambassador Program.
Spread The Word
Share Your Passion With Neighbors, Friends, And New People You Meet.
Why Choose Lifestyle Venture Tours?
When you recruit participants on one of our tours, you’re not just another traveler, you’re part of our mission to share the world. That’s why we offer every Tour Ambassador dedicated support and industry-leading benefits–including free travel. On tour, you’ll enjoy the guidance of an expert Tour Director on any one of our 175+ itineraries.