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Certificate Course in Professional Tour guide course enable students to be a professional tour guide A travel / tourist guide’s job is both delightful and challenging. A tourist guide has to make the tourist spots aesthetically appealing, whether it the narrow and filthy lanes of a historical city or the striking landscape of Himalayas.
He/She has to uphold the cultural traditions and heritage of the place being visited and also talk of social customs, even local superstitions. In this job, it’s important to satisfy the curiosity of a tourist, especially the first – timers.
PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE I
Objectives 1 ) To understand the qualities of a guide. 2.) To impart knowledge on various skills necessary for guiding the tourists.
- UNIT I Meaning and concept of tourism:
- Tourism, excursion, leisure and recreation, tourist, visitor traveler
- History, evolution and development of tourism
- Ancient period, concept of annual holiday
- Industrial revelation, rail transport, paid holiday and mass tourism
- Effect of great war on transport system, advent of jet, High speed train
- Causes of rapid growth of tourism
- UNIT II Significance of tourism:
- Social, environmental, political, economic
- Forms and types of tourism
- dimensions of international and domestic tourism.
- UNIT III Components of tourism:;
- Different components of tourism
- tourism components distribution
- inter-relation between various segments
- travel industry network
- Elements of tourism.
- UNIT- IV Meaning – concept and types of guide
- duties and responsibilities of Tour Guide
- qualities of a good guide
GEOGRAPHY FOR TOURISM
Objectives 1. To understand different geographical features of tourism. 2. To understand the process and linkage responsible for generation of tourism flows.
- UNIT I Introduction to Geography:
- Definition, scope and contents of geography of tourism.
- UNIT II Geographical determinants
- diversities and disparities
- – typology and areas of linkages
- flow and orientation –
- – Impact of weather and climate on tourism,
- seasonal rhythm
- UNIT III Geographical components and tourism development
- Linkages – Geographical problems of new tourism
- UNIT IV Geography of India: – Physical features, topography and drainage, forest wealth
- seasonality and destinations – seasons and climate seasonality in tourism.
- UNIT V Map and chart work
CULTURAL HISTORY & TOURISM RESOURCES OF KERALA
Objectives To study in brief the history of important Tourist destinations in Kerala UNIT I Historiography - myths and legends vs reality. Prehistoric remains - Jain and Buddhist, Christian and Islamic influences in Kerala culture, Aryanisation in Kerala. UNIT II Maritime trade and commerce - Roman, Arabs, Rise of Perumals of Kerala -Temple culture caste Hierarchy, Bhakti movement, Marumakkathayam, Science and Technology of Medieval Kerala, Ayurveda & Kalari. UNIT -III Impact of European - missionary activities, English Colonialism, Cultural progress in the native states - Travancore, Kochin - Malabar UNIT - IV Kerala renaissance emergence of political struggle for responsible govt. - Anti colonial movement - Modern Keralas political and cultural changes - land reforms, educational progress. UNIT -V Kerala - Location - capital - Districts -Important cities, airports, seaports Tourist Attraction in Each District Reference: 1. M.G.S. Narayanan - Perumals of Kerala 2. P.K.K. Menon - History of Freedom Movement in Kerala 3. Kerala History - Krishna Chaithanya (1972), National Book Trust, Delhi 4. Kerala Samskaram by A. Sreedhara Menon 5. Kerala Charithram by A. Sreedhara Menon 6. Rajan Gurukkal - Cultural History of Kerala, Vol I 7. L.A. Krishna Iyer - A Social History of Kerala
- UNIT I Historiography – myths and legends vs reality
- Prehistoric remains – Jain and Buddhist, Christian and Islamic influences in Kerala culture
- Aryanisation in Kerala.
- UNIT II Maritime trade and commerc
- Roman, Arabs, Rise of Perumals of Kerala
- -Temple culture caste Hierarchy
- Bhakti movement,
- Science and Technology of Medieval Kerala,
- Ayurveda & Kalari.
- UNIT -III Impact of European – missionary activities, English Colonialism
- Cultural progress in the native states
- Travancore, Kochin – Malabar
- UNIT – IV Kerala renaissance emergence of political struggle for responsible govt
- Anti colonial movement
- Modern Keralas political and cultural changes –
- – land reforms,
- educational progress.
- UNIT -V Kerala – Location – capital – Districts
- Important cities, airports, seaports
- Tourist Attraction in Each District
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