Orizaba has certified guides for better attention to visitors
Published by Mayra Figueiras | El Sol de Orizaba on March 19, 2023
The Mexican city of Orizaba, Veracruz, known for its tourist attractions, has certified guides and tourist advisors to accompany visitors to the different sites around the city. The guides are able to communicate in Spanish, English, and other languages. The increase in tourism demand has led to the need for more service providers to meet visitors’ needs.
The Ministry of Tourism authorizes certified guides, and a course was recently held for 17 graduates. However, the municipality also has tourist guides that are trained locally, and the difference is that some are certified by the Sectur while others are not. Visitors who require a tourist guide from the municipality do not have to pay for the service, but those who use a certified guide do.
Certified guides are not required to be listed in the municipality and can come from other regions. However, their certification is made based on the region in which they will operate. If a certified guide from another region arrives in Orizaba with a group of tourists, they may require support from a local guide who has specific knowledge of the area. Orizaba has ten tourist guides who speak Spanish and English.
The Tourism Coordinator, Fernando Trueba Coll, emphasized that the number of tourist attractions in Orizaba has increased, leading visitors to spend more time in the area. This increase in demand has led to a need for more service providers, including certified guides, to provide better attention to visitors. Visitors are also staying longer in the city to explore all of its tourist attractions.
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