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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Tour Guiding Services

Tour Guiding Services is one of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood (TVL) career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:


  • Introduction
    • Core concepts in tour guiding services
    • History of tour guiding
    • Relevance of the course
    • Career opportunities
  • Information Relevant to Tour Itinerary
    • Sites and sights features
    • Research methods
    • Use of electronic resources for research
    • Types of commentary
    • Selection of commentary material
    • Components of commentary
    • Communication skills
    • Use of electronic resources for writing
    • Technical writing skills
    • Costing principles
    • Travel & tour documents
  • Tour Arrangements for Visitors
    • Four stages of tour guiding techniques
    • Pre – tour
    • Tour proper
    • Arrival procedures
    • Activities during the tour
    • Departure procedures
    • Complaints management
    • Post tour
  • Accompany Visitors in Accordance With the Tour Itinerary
    • Elements of tour guiding
    • Pre-arrival activities
    • Ten commandments of tour guiding
    • Crisis Management
    • Do’s and dont’s of tour guiding

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Explain basic concepts in tour guiding services
  • Source information
  • Develop commentary or tour scripts based from gathered information
  • Identify sites and sights features
  • Prepare log book
  • Organize travel & tour documents
  • Perform pre-arrival preparations/activities
  • Manage tour arrangements from tourist arrival to departure
  • Resolve complaints and other predicaments
  • Perform post-departure activities

These examples only cover he scope of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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