By Dawna Vigil
July 19, 2005
In all honesty, most the driver/guides have no idea what they are talking about. They are not from the area and don't have the knowledge a local person might have. Most of these driver/guides are college students so I know their speaking skills aren't bad. It's just that when you don't know what you are talking about it comes out as, "Uh, hey, uh huh, look at that."
I think that the tour companies should really look into hiring more local people. The ads I see in the paper say they will hire local but not that often. I don't know why they spend all that money getting people up there from the states and then having to house them also.
Ketchikan is a beautiful place.
In my opinion, I think the tour companies should look into hiring
locally. I also worked in the tour industry on and off for many
years and heard some pretty funny things come out of some driver/guides
mouths. All that were very untrue and left the tourists thinking
the complete opposite of what the meaning was suppose to be.
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