The Professional Guide's Handbook
How to Lead Adventure Travel Trips and Expeditions
Professional guides have a lot of skills to learn and perfect to become successful. In the first book of its kind, The Professional Guide's Handbook covers everything contemporary guides need to know to become successful in their profession. Professional Guide and educator Colby Brokvist covers skills for success, ethical standards, sustainability issues, leadership, and how to utilize all these skills when on the job. The Professional Guide's Handbook offers insight, wisdom, and real-life anecdotes from the author's own worldwide adventures as an expedition leader. Readers will find a thorough and thoughtful text that looks at everything from leadership skills to the importance of stewardship practices in the outdoor industry. They will develop a better understanding of travelers and their expectations to group management frameworks. It will leave readers empowered, enlightened, and ready to lead their next trip with renewed confidence. Colby Brokvist has more than 20 years of experience in the travel and expedition industry and is a technically competent and accomplished outdoorist.