Remuneration in the field of tour guiding vary depending on the ability
of the guide, their foreign language skills, professionalism, customer
satisfaction and self promotion. Earnings of a tour guide cannot be predicted.
Usually he can earn a minimum of Rs. 1000/- and above for a day. Depending
on the tour guide traits, they may be gifted with extra income found in
generous tips or gratuities from grateful travelers. At peak season, a
well professional tourist guide can earn between Rs. 30,000-50,000 or
much more within a period of three to four months.
From time to time Tourist Guide Federation of India (TGFI), in consultation
with IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators)/ TAAI (Travel Agents
Association of India) representatives, determine the fees a guide can