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Tour guide education criteria lowered

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The government committee on tourism problems has approved in principle a proposal to lower the minimum education level needed to become a tour guide to Grade 9. 

The current minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree.

Anuparb Gaysornsuwan, acting director-general of the Department of Tourism, said on Monday that the requirement needed to be lowered because of the shortage of guides for foreign tourists.

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