Tour Guiding: The Ultimate Guide to Theory and Practice

**Available from 16 October, 2021

Guides are tourism professionals who lead their guests through the most interesting parts of their region. It is their task to engage visitors and to help interpret the sights that they visit. They please tourists by telling interesting but relevant narratives and respond in proactive ways to their complaints and requests. Guides are trained to always have enough knowledge and insight about the subject of the tour and ensure the safety and satisfaction of their guests.

In this handy resource book, two seasoned practitioners have combined their working experience of a lifetime. What makes this book priceless is that it is enriched by over two decades of guide training experience as well as engagements with colleague guides, tourism professionals and a cross-section of tourists.

“The scope of coverage is vast and will be very useful as a general guidebook for any reader seeking access to our history, geography and our rich cultural heritage.” – Mrs. Stella W. Appenteng, CEO, Apstar Tours Limited

“Tour guiding is a bridging process around which the tourism experience revolves. This book comes to edify our tour guides on the substance and mechanics of their profession. It comes at a time when the industry has become more dynamic and in need of accurate, adequate, culture-nuanced interpretations.” – Tata Nkunu Akyea, Tourism Consultant & Tour Guide Extraordinaire


An Essential and Valuable Resource for Beginning and Experienced Tour Guides and Tour Operators

Two of Ghana’s leading authorities in the field of hospitality and tourism, Cosmos Sracooh and Kwaku Passah Snr, teamed up to write this timely and important book. Possessing over two decades of experience in the tourism sector as tour guides, tour managers, tour operator, and tour guide trainers, they are uniquely positioned to write this book. The book’s sub-title is an excellent description of what to expect. While a book covering the subject of tour guiding theory and practice could prove to be a voluminous text, this handy resource guide is not. It’s a paperback with 149 pages and that makes it easy to pack and take along during a tour. An impressive amount of information is delivered in an easy-to-read, easy-to-digest format by the use of bullet points to discuss vital practical information. Part One covers general guiding techniques such as industry definitions, tour guide qualifications, types of tours, tour do’s and don’ts, etc. Part Two focuses on Ghana-specific tour guiding with a great deal of information centered around site attractions and their history and background, Ghanaian culture and traditions, geography and much more. Whether you are just getting started as a tour guide or are a seasoned pro, the information contained in this handy resource guide will enhance the tour experiences of your visitors and their perception of your country. At the same time, you the guide, will feel more confident and secure in your knowledge and experience as you conduct the tour. A highly recommended purchase for travel and tour professionals, especially those operating in Africa, and most particularly in Ghana.  – –Mary N. Oluonye

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Cosmos Sracooh,

Kwaku Passah Snr


DAkpabli & Associates


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