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ISCO-08-code: 
5113

ISCO 08 Code 5113     Travel guides

Lead Statement
Travel guides accompany individuals or groups on trips, sightseeing tours and excursions and on tours of places of interest such as historical sites, industrial establishments and theme parks. They describe points of interest and provide background information on interesting features.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • escorting and guiding tourists on cruises and sightseeing tours;
  • escorting visitors through places of interest such as museums, exhibitions, theme parks, factories and other industrial establishments;
  • describing and providing information on points of interest and exhibits and responding to questions;
  • conducting educational activities for school children;
  • monitoring visitors' activities to ensure compliance with establishment or tour regulations and safety practices;
  • greeting and registering visitors and tour participants, and issuing any required identification badges or safety devices;
  • distributing brochures, showing audiovisual presentations, and explaining procedures and operations at tour sites;
  • providing for physical safety of groups, and performing activities such as providing first aid and directing emergency evacuations;
  • resolving any problems with tour itineraries, service, or accommodation.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Art gallery guide
  • Tour escort

Notes
ISCO 88 Code(s) 5113
(NCvB; Mei 2010)