Japan looks to overhaul tour guide exams

posted on May 1, 2016

In light of increased numbers of visitors travelling to Japan, the government is overhauling many of the regulations that rule the tourism sector.

In light of increased numbers of visitors travelling to Japan, the government is overhauling many of the regulations that rule the tourism sector.

Among those who will be affected by the changes are tour guides, who, at present are subjected to vigorous exams in order to take up places.

The Japan Tourism Agency has made the move to deregulate the tour guide industry so it will be able to cope with an influx of visitors.

Since 1949, only guides holding official licenses have been allowed to earn money from escorting foreigners are Japan's top sights.

Those who flouted the rule have been subject to fines of 500,000 yen (£3,200) up until now.




source by insidejapantours
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