The geopark guide system ensures the standard and quality of geopark guides and the service they provide to visitors, thus providing robust support for the conservation, education and sustainable development efforts of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.
1.) Recommended Geopark Guide (R2G)
This grade would encourage guides who have completed basic training to deepen their knowledge of geology, biology and cultural heritage; learn about the geopark's planning and management approach; and enhance their communications skills in order to present information in an expressive and interesting way. This would result in higher quality guide services, which is particularly important when serving overseas visitors. Candidates who pass the assessment would become provisional R2Gs. They would be granted an R2G qualification upon completion of a six-month probationary period. Subsequently, all R2Gs would have to pass a re-assessment every two years to renew their qualification.
2.) Accredited Geopark Guide (A2G)
To maintain the high standard of our guided geotours and geopark guides, and to uphold the geopark's international image, the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong decided to enhance the quality of geopark guides by implementing a Geopark Guide Accreditation System. Only geotours led by accredited geopark guides will be recognised as quality geotours, and geopark guides accredited by the Council can use the title Accredited Geopark Guide (A2G). This qualification is subject to re-assessment for renewal every three years.
To book a R2G tour, please visit the Recommended Geopark Guide website.