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Your Questions Answered

 

What is Professional Guide Services?
What area does PGS cover?
Can PGS arrange transport?
Can PGS design itineraries?
What is the Blue Badge?
Are the tourist guides insured?
What are PGS office hours?
How do I pay?

 

What is Professional Guide Services?
PGS is a booking bureau for UK based Blue Badge, professional tourist guides. 

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What area does PGS cover?
PGS can provide guides throughout the UK. 

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Can PGS arrange transport?
PGS is able to hire, coaches, Driver guides (guides with their own cars) and chauffeur driven cars.

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Can PGS design itineraries?
PGS can help you establish the right itinerary to suit you, your group or your client(s).

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What is the Blue Badge?
The coveted Blue Badge is the British national standard guiding qualification and internationally recognised bench mark of excellence.

Blue Badge Guides are selected and trained by an Institute of Tourist Guiding approved training provider and examined by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The training is detailed and comprehensive, the examinations rigorous and registration an achievement.

In London the course lasts for approximately eighteen months.

Originating in London, this was awarded by regional Tourist Boards from 1969, so that every guide would have the same background of national core knowledge combined with in-depth local knowledge.

As well as acquiring knowledge, Blue Badge Guides are trained in the selection and presentation of material. This has been so successful that English trainers have trained guides all over the world, and the Blue Badge is recognised internationally. Blue Badge Guides have a wide range of languages (40!), specialities and interests, and can guide on foot, in cars, on coaches, on trains and on boats.

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Are the tourist guides insured?
All PGS guides are covered by public liability insurance.
Driver Guides also have Private Hire motor vehicle insurance.

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What are PGS office hours?
Monday to Friday – 09.00 – 18.00
Weekends:  Emergency service and active booking cover.   

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How do I pay?
Bank transfer or cheque.

 

 

 
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