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

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    Work Activities

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


    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.


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    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Speech Recognition

      The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

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    • Ohio Hourly Wage 11.09/hr
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    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.They do well at jobs that need:
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    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Persistence
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