Inclusive Tourism: The tour guide experience

Lioness lying low to the muddy ground drinking from the water.Tourist and visitor destinations often offer guided experiences, but are the tour guides able to provide inclusive experiences for everyone? There are several studies on the experiences of tourists with disabilities, but few on the experiences of guides who have encountered people with disability in their daily work. Developing countries have become popular holiday destinations precisely because they offer different experiences and adventures. For example game parks, wilderness treks, and points of interest with different cultural perspectives. This is where tour guides are essential in interpreting the tourist experience. But do they have the skills and abilities to provide inclusive experiences for everyone? The results of research in Zimbabwe found that many tour guides did their best to support people with disability, but this often entailed undignified solutions, or no solution at all. The title of the paper is Tour guides experiences with tourists with disabilities, and provides an interesting perspective on inclusive tourism.

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