Are tourist guides adequately covered ?

When it comes to a clients travel experience, tour guides are at the front line. Often, they are the ones to make or break a holiday – and a positive experience is likely to result in lifelong memories for those with whom they interact. However, if something goes wrong, tour guides may not realise the extent to which they are liable for any harm that may befall tourists while under their care. 

According to CEO of SATIB, Gavin Courtenay, tourist guides have a duty to conform to reasonable standards of care “It is therefore critical that all self-employed guides carry their own liability insurance cover, and guides in full-time employment make sure that their employer carries adequate liability insurance cover that extends to cover actions of all staff members,”. Read More 

Source: Southern African Tourism Update