Maricar Donato, World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, DC, USA
I work as a multilingual tourist guide and tourism director. I have been appointed as the first Global Brand Ambassador of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations. I’m also an Area Representative Coordinator and an International Trainer for tourist guides.
I have a Master’s Degree in Tourism Administration from the George Washington University in 1993.
I am based in Washington, DC since 1984 and live 2 months of the year in Manila where I teach at DeLaSalle Universities.
The impact of the role of a tourist guide in rebuilding travel is an ongoing task and requires a lot of concentrated focus and dedication.
Joining forums like this enables one to share and receive stories from others and get to understand the value of a tourist guide in the tourism chain.
I love listening to Dr. Taleb Rifai and Dr. Peter Tarlow and the other speakers that speak from a lot of experience and authenticity.