Is augmented reality (AR) the future of city tours?

I’m currently in Tel Aviv to gather ideas for an augmented reality city tour project. In Israel, they are far ahead of us technologically in this respect. The graffiti tour from is simply awesome! Extraordinary graffiti with AR brings the city’s exciting history to life. In addition, there is really great storytelling with finely […]

Lecturer on the island of Mainau

Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving a talk to the tour guides on the island of Mainau. The focus was on the needs of groups who want to explore the island of flowers with all their senses. I was later able to attend further training sessions, for example on the subject of sequoia trees, […]

Travel to Germany – current trends in guided tours

I’ve just packed my suitcase – I’m off to Germany for several exciting lectures and workshops! Among other things, on the topic of “current trends in guided tours”. For our “Linz changes” example, I have virtual reality glasses, battery-powered projectors and augmented reality headsets, as well as a Linzer Torte in the shape of a […]

German Tour Guide Day in Kassel

The 6th German Tour Guide Conference DGFT followed by the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Federal Association of Tour Guides in Germany took place on 03. and March 04, 2023 in Kassel. I was able to attend and take part in some exciting tours of Kassl and listen to some great presentations. Topics included […]

Training to become a certified cycle tour guide

The market for guided bike groups is booming! During the pandemic, many coach operators have bought a bicycle trailer. Many guests own an e-bike and want to get to know the country and its people. However, there are too few bike tour guides who are familiar with e-bike groups, cultural enjoyment cycling, theory and technology. […]

Hybrid world association meeting from 7.-10. February in Madrid

The World Association of Guides (WFTGA) conference is normally held every 2 years. Last year the conference was postponed due to Corona. Unfortunately, it cannot take place in Serbia as originally planned this year either. The board decided at short notice to hold a hybrid event in Madrid. From February 7th to 10th there is […]

virtual 19th Bavarian tour guide day from Tegernsee

The winter months are always a good opportunity to exchange ideas with tour guides from all over Bavaria. However, due to the current situation and after a forced break of one year, the organizers of the Bavarian Tourist Guide Day have opted for a virtual format this time. We at Tourismus-Training have made our own […]

Course to become a tourist guide in Austria starts on September 24, 2021

There is a new training course from Tourismus-Training in Austria. A modular, mostly online, practical course with optimal preparation for the proficiency test by experienced lecturers for the theoretical subjects, active guides and former graduates of the last few years, as well as outstanding partners in the tourism industry. Ideally coordinated as a part-time course. […]

Guide Week from 10. – May 11, 2021

The New York Guide Association is organizing a virtual congress for tourist guides: 10+ educational events with 45+ well-known speakers from all over the world of tourism Keynote by Evita Turquoise Robinson, Founder of the Nomadness Travel Tribe and one of the most influential and inspiring women in the travel industry today Opportunity to participate […]