Tourism

Watch: Inside the life of a female tour guide in Iran

A few months back, Travel Weekly had the fortune to go on a pioneering trip to Iran with Intrepid Travel with a female leader.

This trip combined two elements: a female-only tour that launched recently combined with a foodie tour.

Editor Tara Harrison sat down with Intrepid tour leader Nadia Badiee to find out the nitty gritty of becoming a female tour guide in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

This is part of Intrepid’s push to double its female tour guides by 2020.

Watch it here:

 

And this is as apt a time as any to remind you of the Women in Travel awards. Tickets here. 

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by Sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board

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by Sponsored by MTA - Mobile Travel Agents

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