Alaska Tour Guide Training is a 2 1/2 day workshop that generates economic activity in communities by helping residents get hired as tour guides and helping guides start their own tour businesses. The curriculum explores the elements that make up a successful and compelling tour.
The training provides hands-on practice working with different learning styles of guests and meeting visitor expectations. The art of interpretation and telling a story rests at the core of this training program.
Photo Credit: Odin Brudie
Odin Brudie (Master Trainer)
Kayak Adventures Worldwide
Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment
UA Center for Economic Development
UAF Cooperative Extension
Linda Nicklin (Master Trainer)
Joel Probst (Master Trainer)
Northern Safety Operations
Owner/Small Business Development Consultant
Certified Hospitality Department Trainer
The Business Boutique
Dan L. Wetzel
Nature Alaska Tours
To access the Alaska Tour Guide Training program materials such as trainer's manual, participant workbooks and PowerPoint presentations, contact DED staff for the password and instructions. Click here to access the password protected site.
If you are a trainer and are scheduling a class, please contact staff to have your class listed.
Jasmin Smith, Business Boutique, has the following classes scheduled for students:
Contact Jasmin Smith at (907) 230-4968 or firstname.lastname@example.org for location and fees. Click here for a brochure.
Toll Free Hotline 1-800-478-5626 within Alaska