Why Hire a GORP Guide

GUIDE & 

OUTFITTER 

RECOGNIZED

PROFESSIONAL

GORP GUIDES HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED THEIR KNOWLEDGE

GORP Guides are able to:

  • Client data shows that they feel the value of their experience was improved by 85-100% because they hired a guide.

  • Provide guests with region-specific knowledge that will optimize their experience.

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  • Identify 101 Species of local animals and plants.

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  • Tell guests interesting facts about your state and country, including history, events and natural features.

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  • Work with tourism industry organizations.

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  • Be knowledgeable about public natural resource management and how to work with them.

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  • Provide quality customer service for various types of clients.

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  • Use interpretive communication skills to enhance the clients’ experience.

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  • Adapt services to client interests.

  • Help clients deepen their appreciation and care for wildlife management and the environment.

  • Adventure travel is an extremely diverse and expanding industry, making guiding and outfitting competitive.

  • The GORP program provides a means for guides to stay current with industry trends through continuing education opportunities. 

 

  • The content is aligned with the international voluntary best practice standards compiled by guide businesses with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).