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Monday, August 5, 2013

Thailand lowers eduction critieria for tour guides to 4th grade level

Desperately in need of over 4,000 tour guides, Govt lowers education criteria to 4th grade
By Coconuts Bangkok

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BANGKOK: -- The Thai government lowered the minimum education requirements needed to become a tour guide from grade nine to grade fourth on Monday.

With over 4,000 bilingual guides desperately needed, applicants fluent in Chinese, Korean, and Russian will no longer need to meet the previous education requirements.

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Somsak Pureesrisak, said there are “vacancies for 2,000 guides for Chinese tourists, 1,500 for Russians and 1,000 for South Koreans.” Time is of the essence as Thailand’s tourism industry continues to grow especially for China, South Korea and Russia. [read more...]

Full story: http://bangkok.cocon...teria-4th-grade


-- Coconuts Bangkok 2013-08-06

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