Storyteller, Tour Guide Training by Root Bridge
Root Bridge is creating a network of Storytellers /Tour Guides across Northeast India.
As our ideologies of Responsible Tourism states, the benefits of tourism should be
shared with the host community.
The project envisages a wide network of storytellers/ tour guides not only to create
more employment for youth, but also to make the travel more authentic and experiential
since India’s northeastern region is a land of mesmerizing stories and legends.
Aim of the project:
Tour guides as storytellers- from selling to sharing
Capacity Building in grass root level and creating more employment
Foster sustainable tourism outcome
Make travel more authentic since Northeast India is a land of stories and legends.
Involving the indigenous communities and mutually sharing the knowledge and benefits of tourism
The first stage of the free training was for the underprivileged youngsters from Guwahati city. We have trained a few inmates from Snehalaya Orphanage, a non- profit organization run by Don Bosco Society for needy children. Our training programme comprises of a module that includes, in depth knowledge on destinations- the history, legends, contemporary developments- learning etiquettes , communication skill and finally understanding the significance of good hospitality.
We believe that storytellers or tour guides are well-placed to foster sustainable tourism outcomes by, for example, communicating about and connecting clients with the natural and cultural environment and its values (via nature and heritage interpretation), and conveying, monitoring and role-modeling appropriate visitor behavior in these environments.
Due to changing tourist desires, the rise of the experience economy and technological innovations, the demand for stories has dramatically increased over the last few years. Consequently, an impressive demand for stories has generally emerged in tourism, and particularly in tour guiding.
Root Bridge’s storyteller network and training project comprises all these thoughts.
For more details on our training & capacity building programmes , Contact
Bhaskar Bordoloi 8723913115