for Leaving Your Office and Title Home
from The Women’s Travel Group
Once you choose a quality company, trust them. You are no longer the expert: the guide is,so treat him as such.Study your itinerary before you and ask questions then. The job of the guide is to deliver the itinerary not explain why it is organized as
Read guidebooks from The US and other countries to get a
balanced view of where you are going: The Rough Guides are British, Lonely
Planet Australian etc.
If a discussion moves into overseas politics, let the locals
do the talking; it is your time to learn, not to teach or manage.
Before leaving, put an ‘I am away’ signature on your email and
phone message with a 24 hour window for
Answer emails only once a day and leave your phone locked up
in the hotel room. Turn off any audible alert signals.
On vacation, everyone is equal, do not assume you speak for
the group and do not use phrases like: We
If you speak other languages, do not use them in front of
others who do not understand. Do use them to help others or keep quiet about
Relax about others’ punctuality or excessive questions. You
are not there to evaluate but to have fun and loosen up a bit.
Finally no one flunks vacation and you are not the tester or
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