How to Pick a Tour Partner
As a EXP, picking a tour partner can be a challenge. Whether you are being paired with this individual by the agency, or you have previously worked with this individual, how do you ensure you pick a tour partner that embodies everything you will bring to a tour? More importantly, how do you identify a bad tour partner? Well, I break it all down here, and provide you with a FREE list down below you can use to assist you in identifying characteristics of a bad tour partner.
The Positive Signs to Look For
1. Make sure they have a great work ethic.
- Ability to stay on task
- Arrive on time
- Professional and dependable
2. Someone who is well-versed, and has experience managing and executing tours or serving in a management role. If you do not have tour experience, then picking a partner who does is important because they will teach you how to successfully execute a tour and equip you with all the tools you need.
- Willingness to adapt
- Doesn’t mind assisting with setup and breakdown
- Will step in and fulfill roles as needed
- Not afraid to engage with all types of consumers
The Negative Signs to Avoid
3. Someone who has any addictions or mental illnesses.
- Suffering from drug or alcohol abuse
- Unwilling to get help and believes that being on tour is the answer to solving their issues
- Engages in acts which would be deemed as sexual harassment/assault
- Thinks that they are above the law and can continue to engage in unprofessional acts
Still having trouble picking the best tour partner? Well, I have compiled a list for you to use when choosing the best tour partner. If you are considering executing a tour with someone who possesses any of the characteristics above or on this FREE DOWNLOAD below… then you should think twice as it could present unnecessary stress.
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