5113-Tour and Other Guides

Job Title: 

Tour and Other Guides

Job Description: 

Tour and other guides accompany individuals or groups on trips, sightseeing tours and excursions and on tours of places of interest such as historical sites, industrial establishments and theme parks. They describe points of interest and provide background information on interesting features.


Tasks include:

  • escorting and guiding tourists on cruises and sightseeing tours
  • escorting visitors through places of interest such as museums, exhibitions, theme parks, factories and other industrial establishments
  • describing and providing information on points of interest and exhibits and responding to questions
  • conducting educational activities for school children
  • monitoring visitors' activities to ensure compliance with establishment or tour regulations and safety practices
  • greeting and registering visitors and tour participants, and issuing any required identification badges or safety devices
  • distributing brochures, showing audio-visual presentations, and explaining procedures and operations at tour sites
  • providing for physical safety of groups, and performing activities such as providing first aid and directing emergency evacuations
  • resolving any problems with tour itineraries, service or accommodation
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Tour leader
Fishing guide
Art gallery guide

This unit group excludes

Amusement ride operator (8189)

Specific Occupations: 

Tour guide

Nature guide (including zoo, birdpark and aquarium)

Theme park guide

Other guides (eg museum, historical sites)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore