Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Geopark Personnel Training

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_824

This training includes tour guide training, management training and planner training. In addition to the requirements of the national tour certification, geopark guides should also acquire sufficient geological knowledge through training to introduce visitors to the geological features of interest. They should also have foreign language ability to serve non-Chinese tourists. Management training involves the training of personnel in every aspect of the operation, administration, laws and regulations and the promotion of the associated geoparks. This training is usually in the form of lectures, talks, seminars, workshops and conferences. Planner training involves the geopark staff being trained to design and formulate plans for geopark development. The training is conducted in lectures and seminars.

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