|Some years ago, as a Secret Service agent in charge of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, office, I recieved a call from the president of a women's business-and-professional club, asking if I gave speeches and, if so, how much I charge. I replied that I gave speeches and, because we were government agency, happily didn't charge a fee. It was a matter of public relations. |
"Well, I'm affraid we can't use you," replied the woman.
"We had a meeting not a long a go and dicided that anyone who didn't charge at least $25 wasn't worth hearing."
Contributed to Reader's Digest. June, 1993 by Jim Griffith
A Tour Guide is a person whose work or job is to conduct tours, in land mostly, and or in air, sea, river to tourists and to supply them with appropriate, correct sufficient information regarding the places being visited or toured. (at least that's what I know about my job)
To be a tour guide in Bali you're expected at least of high school graduate which has enough basic knowledge of an international language(s), and/or a skill of a certain service, diving or snorkling for instance, etiquettes, appropriate manners on table, phone conversation, positive attitude and possessing sufficient general knowledge on biography and demography of Indonesia, especially, of Bali island to be specific.
To do his or her job a tour guide should acquired a formal license from the government. 3 days up to one week proper written and oral tests and examinations, will be given by the authorities in order to obtain a valid 1 year temporary license.
In order to obtain a valid 3 year formal guide license from the government, which is renewable, the further examinations will be given at the end of validation of the temporary license.
HPI stands for Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia is Government officially recognized Indonesian Association for Tour Guides. Every tour guide can only obtain or apply for license from the government on the recommendation of this association. So every tour guide belongs to this association.
The need for tour guide to tour the island can be had through your travel agents. If you repeat, even the first timer, to visit the island and already familiar to one or some local guides you can of course use his or her services by contacting he or she directly.
MANY KNOW HOW TO FLATTER; FEW UNDERSTAND HOW TO GIVE PRAISE. (Greek proverb).
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