Maharashtra Tourism will be launching a unique course for individuals who are interested in showcasing the essence of Maharashtra to travelers as trained tour guides. ‘Online IITF Tourism Facilitator Certification Programme (Guide Training)’ has been designed by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT). The Directorate of Tourism (DoT), Government of Maharashtra has adopted this to assist the burgeoning tourism industry by providing high-quality tour guides.
This digital initiative aims at creating an online platform to facilitate tourism
This digital initiative aims at creating a comprehensive online learning platform to facilitate tourism learning at the candidate’s own time and pace. This will help create Certified Tourist facilitators/Guides of Maharashtra Tourism. The overall program registration fee is Rs 2000. The eligibility criterion for the online programme is as follows: Candidates between the age group of 18-40 should pass at least 12thgrade. And, the candidate aged above 40 years should have passed at least 10thgrade.
Candidates will be given an Online Course Completion Certificate (OCC) once they successfully complete all the seven modules of the programme. The candidate will then be eligible to apply for the exam.After the exam, the candidates will have to attend 7-days behavior skill training conducted by IITTM.The successful candidates will be allowed to give guided services any tourist destinations (except ASI sites) in Maharashtra as a Maharashtra Tourism Certified/licensed guide.