Regular Training Sessions
Once a month we run open Academy training sessions to help our guides hone their skills, learn about new restaurant and boutique openings and hear guest lectures from experts with unusual specialisms. After all, they tour guide day-in, day-out, so we see it as our job to keep them inspired and on their toes, no matter how experienced they are.
The Tour Guide Pub Quiz
We hold a regular Pub Quiz – a not-so-subtle way to test our tour guides’ city knowledge and a good excuse to get together. Every fourth Tuesday evening we hole up in a café, get the beers in, and go head to head for the ultimate prize: kudos (and a cupcake if we’re lucky).
The TG Academy Points System
Every time you give us great feedback about your tour guide, they get points. And points mean prizes. Last year’s winner (our Hutong Tour Guide Frank) bagged himself an iPad!
First Aid Training
All of our tour guides receive First Aid training at Beijing United, an international-standard private hospital chain here in Asia, so that you can feel more confident when you are with them.