International Tourist Guide Day
International Tourist Guide Day is held on February 21. Initiative by World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations - WFTGA. This event in the third decade of the month February is annual. Help us
A tour guide is a person who gives information about a place or a place's history to "tourists" (people who are traveling for fun).
There are many travelers who believe they can do a tour guide’s job better than the actual licensed tour guide.
The term tour guide carries several different meanings. Sometimes the person is a local who is familiar with the customs and culture and language of the area or a specialist in a certain field such as archeology or architecture. Often, they are an on-site guide perhaps in a museum or art gallery. The big tours have an escort who remains with the group from the starting point to the destination and back, which usually includes longer tours of one or more nights on bus tours, cruise ships, trains or walking tours.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Tug-of-War Day on February 19 (Dropped from the Olympic Games in 1920, Tug of War still remains a Worldwide sport and many nations have their own governing bodies);
Birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell on February 22 (and its related observance: - Founder's Day or "B.-P. day" - World Organization of the Scout Movement);
World Thinking Day on February 22 (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts);
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in USA on February 22 (the 4th Wednesday in February);
Engineer's Day in United States of America on February 22 (Week of February 22 - always the week in February that encompasses George Washington's birthday);
Agricultural Engineer Day in Mexico on February 22 (Día del Ingeniero Agrónomo)