Tourism Cross-cultural Propagation and the Corresponding Requirements for Foreign Language-speaking Tour Guides

  •  Yongqiu Xie    


Overseas tourist usually comes from different cultural backgrounds. On arrival of the traveling destination in China, they find themselves already in an entirely new environment. Besides sightseeing, leisure relaxation, shopping, entertainment and other enjoyments, they receive, more or less, edification from traditional Chinese culture. Actually, China's tour guide is spreading his native culture to the foreign guests. In this sense, guiding service for visitors from abroad is greatly different form that for domestic travelers, which poses a number of specific requirements for tour guides. To have a definite clarification of the requirements,, this dissertation makes some exploration on the special professional qualities that a foreign language-speaking tour guide should possess.

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