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Adventure Tour Leader


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What would you do if your best friend suggested a summer vacation that involved some cliff jumping, a little bit of parachuting, and a mountain climb to finish it all off? If you'd say, "All right! I'm already packed!" then maybe you should consider a career as an adventure tour leader.

Adventure tour leaders function in the same way that regular tour guides or ecotour guides do. Except, instead of showing people historically significant locations or guiding people on environmentally sound camping trips, adventure tour leaders guide and supervise tourists on exciting, heart-thumping vacations. Instead of relaxing on these vacations, visitors are guided by adventure tour leaders up mountains, down rapids, and on biking trips through tropical rain forests. They help make dreams come true for many people. Rafting, canoeing, diving, fishing, climbing, caving, or more, these leaders do it all.

Municipal, state and federal governments usually support adventure tourism. As well as providing a new source of economic growth for areas, adventure tour leaders are often key players in preserving natural resources, as well as promoting conservation. Often, adventure tours generate money for developing parks, environmental services, and for natural resource management. They even sometimes clean up messes made by other people (some adventure tour leaders lead trips up Mount Everest with the intention of cleaning up empty oxygen canisters left on the mountain by climbers).

Adventure tours are only some of the many tours offered by tour groups and travel agencies. But tourists who travel with adventure tour guides are challenged in ways that no trip to museums in France could ever challenge them.
 
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Sources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2002, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2002/oes_nat.htm

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