What job involves travelling to an exotic location, organising a dentist for a client’s broken tooth, or gently breaking the news of a family death? All in a day’s work for a tour guide. Travel with the Dream Makers presents an intriguing account of the little known behind-the-scenes world of tour guiding.
Tour guides deliver the promise; they bring to life the travel dreams of their clients. Fast thinking and always ready for the unexpected, the tour guide is part educator, part CEO, part cultural guide, part nurse and grief counsellor and always a consummate co-ordinator.
In Travel with the Dream Makers, author Lynette Hinings-Marshall shines a light on the role of tour guides. Entertaining and informative, the book is packed full of travel tips and stories collected by the author throughout her decades in the travel industry.
A series of vignettes, written by some of the industry’s most experienced tour guides, recount delightful stories of everything from flying zebras to the drama of a flight being grounded by an insurgent guerrilla organisation.
Throughout the book are beautiful photographs, which have been selected from the author’s private collection and each tells an inspiring story of far off places.
Whether you are an armchair traveller, adventurer or want to become a tour guide this enjoyable book holds something for everyone, although perhaps it should come with a warning: Beware, this book may result in an irresistible urge to plan a trip!