Gros Piton Nature Trail tour guides receive training

PRESS RELEASE – The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) has embarked on a capacity building exercise with the ultimate goal of enhancing customer service delivery in line with international standards, thus increasing the competence of tour guides at the Gros Piton Nature Trail.

The nature trail is one of the premiere tourist attractions managed by the SRDF and a substantial contributor to the income generated through the company’s operations.

Forty two tour guides from the Gros Piton area including eight persons from the La Pointe and Delcer communities in Choiseul, began the eight day training symposium at the Delcer Combined School from Monday, September 26th 2016.

The training syllabus which encompasses five core subject areas, namely: the geology of Soufriere and the pitons, the historical backdrop of the community of Fond Gens Libre (Gros Piton commune), the flora and fauna endemic to the piton area (with specific emphasis on the medicinal value of plant species) and interpersonal communication skills is being facilitated by Mr. Gabinus Victor.

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