What is your tourist guide or tour operator certification and how does it differ from licensing?

We certify only that eligible food or beverage tourist guides and culinary tour operators that can prove that they have the experience and knowledge required to deliver a successful food or beverage tour.

By "guides" we mean human individuals, not books or or other published written travel guides.

By "operators" we mean companies that produce, promote and sell food or beverage tours in an area.

Please note that we do not license tourist guides or tour operators, which are tasks typically handled by government authorities.

Culinary tourist guide and culinary tour operator certifications are optional professional certifications that convey to your customers that you are an expert, or an expert company, in guiding food or beverage tours.

Explore more in the specific certifications area for answers to you specific questions.

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