Plea for more young people to train as Jersey tour guides or risk future shortage

  • ITV Channel's Phil Welbrook took on the challenge of becoming a Jersey tour guide for the day

There are concerns about the future of tours in Jersey after the island's Tourist Guides Association admitted not enough young people are joining the industry.

The group is made up of mostly older or retired islanders and is worried about a staff shortage in the years to come.

It is starting a new course to encourage new joiners and people who speak multiple languages.

Kary Day, Chair of the Association, gave her key tips to be a top tour guide: "A lot of enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge ... there are so many things to take into account.

"You do need to have your facts in order and also before you start a tour you need to plan it."