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Often the first touch point for visitors to Singapore, tourist guides are important ambassadors in ensuring a high quality and unforgettable​ experience for our visitors.

As Singapore's tourism landscape evolves, tourist guides are also expected to deliver a more differentiated experience to meet the changing expectations and profile of visitors.

STB works closely with industry stakeholders to develop capabilities while maintaining a relevant lic​ensing and regulatory environment.

STB supports tourist guides' role in delivering bespoke experience expected of a world-class tourist destination in the following ways:

  • Identifying training opportunities to raise tourist guide capabilities;

  • Raising the professionalism of tourist guides through collaboration efforts with industry associations;

  • Ensuring that the licensing regime for tourist guides remain relevant to the evolving tourism industry; and

  • Upholding the integrity of the STB Tourism Board Act and Tourist Guide Regulations.

  • Tourist Guides Directory

Persons interested in providing guiding services for remuneration in Singapore must possess a General Tourist Guide licence.

On 13 October 2023, Singapore Tourism Board called a Request-For-Proposal (RFP) on GeBIZ via the RFI module for the appointment of training organisations for the Tourist Guide course. The RFP was closed on 6 November 2023, with the details below:

Reference no: STB/TG/23-24/RFI-2

Description: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR APPOINTMENT OF TRAINING ORGANISATIONS FOR TOURIST GUIDE COURSE

Published Date: 13 October 2023

Closing Date: 6 November 2023, 4PM

Appointed Date: 8 December 2023

Appointed Training Organisations:

1.  Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (SCCIOB)]

2.  Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)

3.  William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd (WAI)

Proposers:

1.  Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (SCCIOB)

2.  Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)

3.  William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd (WAI)

4.  Society of Tourist Guides (Singapore) (STGS)

5.  Alice Cheong Swee Chin on behalf of Health Supreme Group (HSG)

Platform operators who intend to list services relating to tours, travel or guiding services should first conduct due diligence checks to ensure that the necessary Travel Agent and Tourist Guide licence requirements are met before deciding to publish the listing.

For more information on how to do so, please refer to STB's Guidelines for Platform Operators.

For more information, please contact the Tourist Guides team at stb_tourist_guide@stb.gov.sg or visit the Travel Agents and Tourist Guides Licensing System (TRUST) website.