On May 20, yet another qualification exam of tour guides took place, as well as a meeting of the expert council regarding their accreditation. The accreditation program is held by the autonomous non-profit organization “Tourist Information Center of the Murmansk region". During the exam, tour guides will have to give a tour around the the city of Murmansk to show the council members the level of their knowledge of the region and the skills a professional guide needs to have – good spoken communication skills, the ability to build a logical narrative, the ability to make a tourist interested, attention to safety regulations.
On May 20, applicants for accreditation presented their tours around Murmansk, dedicated to the history of the city, its main attractions and the phenomenon that is rightfully considered one of the trademaks of our region – the Northern lights. Together with them, the members of the expert council visited the Five Corners Square, the Memorial to the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War and the monument ”Waiting".
The expert council included specialists in the history and geography of the Murmansk Region: local historians, representatives of the Tourist Information Center of the Murmansk Region, the Russian Geographical Society, Murmansk Arctic State University, public organizations and institutions of the Murmansk Region.
Those applicants who successfully passed the exam will receive a certificate and a badge of an accredited guide, information about them will be posted on the tourist portal of the Murmansk region.