Effective Rapport in Tourist Guiding (Interpretation of Themes)

Research Article

Sherine El-Menshawy


The aim of this paper is to discuss the requirements for effective guiding and the attributes for establishing effective rapport in tourist guiding. The paper will suggest an “interpretation of themes,” using a thematically oriented approach in order to help tourist construct meaning, by giving an example of manicure and pedicure scenes in Ancient Egypt. This will be followed by arguments on the importance of interpretation of themes as part of the art and creativity of guiding, which should be added to the tourist guiding profession, and which will assumingly influence the tourists’ construction of meaning for their experiences.

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