Ammerland, September 17, 2008
No. 09/2008

New Studienkreis-Website:
Tour Guide Training: Building Bridges between Cultures

The Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V. (Institute for Tourism and Development) has just activated its new Project-Website in German and English. offers essential information about the "Intercultural Training Seminars for Tour Guides in Developing, Newly Industrializing and Transition Countries".

The goal of the seminars is to inspire and to train tour guides to actively work for a better understanding between different cultures. The website is addressed to tour operators, tourism agencies, tourist boards, tour guide associations and (tourism-) ministries that wish to further qualify their tour guides.

The seminars which are designed with a view to the practical needs of tour guides are offered for the levels Basic, Advanced and, starting in 2009, Proficiency. The last level is developed in cooperation with the Berlin Office of the "Global Ethic Foundation."

Participants who successfully complete the final exam of the training seminars receive a certificate. To this day 112 seminars have been held worldwide. The training seminars are sup-ported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. ITB Berlin cooperates in the in-ternational marketing of the training seminars.

For further information please feel free to contact us:
Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.
Kapellenweg 3, D-82541 Ammerland
Phone: +49-(0)8177-1783, Fax: +49-(0)8177-1349

Responsible for the text: Klaus Betz