Tourism Guidance

What is the Department of Tourism Guidance? Why Should I Study?

A tourist guide is a person who guides domestic and foreign tourists within the scope of a certain program, conveys accurate information about the places of visit within the scope of the program in the appropriate language, introduces the country or region, and helps tourists get the right social, economic, and cultural impressions. The department of Tourism Guidance provides the training of expert guides who will fulfill important roles and responsibilities on the basis of representation and promotion of countries, and who have important qualifications to gain competitive advantage.

What are the qualifications that those who want to study in the Department of Tourism Guidance Should Have?

  • To love to travel,
  • To be interested in history, archeology, art history and mythology,
  • To be able to communicate well with people from different cultures,
  • To be interested in foreign languages and cultures,
  • To be able to take control when necessary by assuming responsibility,
  • To have leadership qualities,
  • To be calm and approach problems in a solution-oriented way,
  • To like to work in the field instead of the office.

Why Should I Study the Department of Tourism Guidance at Cappadocia University?

Being Turkey's most important cultural tourism location, Cappadocia offers program students the opportunity to receive applied training with the support of leading tourism agencies and allows them to take a place in the sector in a short time after their graduation. The students may easily follow practical and up-to-date information as well as solid theoretical knowledge with our academic staff consisting of experienced guides actively working in the field.

What Do Tourism Guidance Graduates Do? What are the Job Opportunities?

Tourism Guidance Graduates should complete TUREB regional tours and language requirements specified in the legislation and apply to become a licensed tourist guide in order to be a guide in Turkey. Graduates may work as regional and national tourist guides in travel agencies or independently. In addition, although graduate students do not have a license, they may organize operations in the tourism sector, lead tours, work as information officers or managers in tour planning and ticket sales departments of travel agencies. Having the opportunity to establish their own travel businesses, graduates may also work as museum guides in museums and historical sites, and they may also become managers and academicians if they meet the conditions.

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