Tour Guides or Hosts?
At Break Forth Journeys, we hand pick our local tour guides. We also interact with local voices to enrich each trip. We think this travel quote from recent research says it nicely:
“The two biggest things that travelers wish they had paid more for on their trips are better food and better tour guides, so don’t skimp. And “tour guides” will become a disparaged term, increasingly to be replaced by “local hosts”– travelers will want to interact with expert locals rather than “guides”–an art expert who can introduce them to galleries and artists they’d otherwise never discover, for example. Anyone who has gone on a tour and been disappointed with a guide that drones on and on about nothing can relate.” – January 13, 2016