Visitor Centre call for new Tourism Guides

If you have a sense of humour and are comfortable talking in front of people, you might be the perfect candidate to become a Step On Guide for visiting cruise ships.

The Geraldton Visitor Centre is on the lookout for new guides to showcase Geraldton sights to tourists from 17 cruise ships which will visit in 2015.

Some knowledge of the Geraldton region is desirable but necessary training will be given to all new Guides.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Ian Carpenter is encouraging Geraldton’s younger population to seize the opportunity to get involved and utilise the free training.

“We would love to have some young faces step up into our Step On Guide team,” he said.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for people in the community to learn more about our great region and pass that knowledge onto visitors.”

Training for budding new Step On Guides will be provided by renowned Tour Guide and President of Tour Guides WA Cherie Toovey.

Cherie has over seventeen years’ experience in the inbound tourism industry as a Tour Guide and has been recognised for her extensive industry knowledge and skills, including winning the FACET Golden Guide Award in 2006.

Training will take place on Wednesday, February 18 and Cherie will Guides tips and knowledge on how to turn a question into a positive experience for passengers. 

Step On Guides will be paid for the tours which can take anywhere from 3-5 hours.

The Geraldton Visitor Centre recommends anyone involved in the welcoming of cruise passengers, and any new interested Step On Guides to attend the workshop.

Bookings for the workshop are essential. For more information contact Joanne Brown at the Geraldton Visitor Centre on 9956 6670 or e-mail