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Tourism Career

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Uploaded: 17th Sep 2007 at 9:26 PM
Updated: 31st Mar 2014 at 3:18 AM
Now that our sims can go on vacation, there are a lot of new jobs out there, for reservation clerks, tour guides, chair of the Board of Tourism, and so on. Why should OTHER sims get to have all the fun? Get your sim a job in the tourism industry and let them enjoy working in an industry that's new to SimCity.

This career is EP ready and does not overwrite any other careers. It has a custom icon. The career reward is the Polygraph, since a talent for lying creatively seems as if it would be highly useful for a tour guide. :-) Although you'll find the career reward under the Criminal icon, this career does unlock it at the appropriate time.

The only custom content this career contains is the icon, which I made myself with the help of some free clip art. You can find the world map I used for the icon at http://www.clipart.co.uk/cgi-bin/icdisplay.pl?1,maps,2

There are chance cards for every level, and I really like some of them; I hope that you will, too.

Levels and level descriptions:

1. Reservation Clerk 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $175 W Th F S Su

People call you on the phone to book tours, while you take down their name and credit card number. All day. Every day. Welcome to the fascinating tourism industry!

2. Information Desk Staff 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $250 W Th F S Su

Every place that's popular with tourists has one of these -- a place where tourists can ask questions. 72% of the questions are "Where's the bathroom?"; 23% are "Where do I park the car?" But 5% are nearly interesting!

3. Docent 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $315 T W Th F S

You're still answering questions, but now you're stationed at one of the attractions, answering substantive questions about the unique natural and historical features of your attraction. After you tell them how to find the bathroom, of course.

4. Walking Tour Guide 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $395 W Th F S Su

You did a good enough job answering questions and making the local attractions sound interesting to tourists that now you lead a tour! You walk around the area with tourists, showing them the things that they should be sure to see, explaining why all of this is terribly interesting. You still have to know where the bathroom is, though.

5. Boat Tour Guide 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $475 W Th F S Su

The tourists loved your walking tours, which means you get promoted. You're finally off your feet part of the time, and the greater price and prestige of the boat tours means that your tips are larger. On a boat, the bathroom is called the "head;" be sure you know where it is.

6. Helicopter Tour Guide 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $545 W Th F S Su

You're off your feet even more of the time, since standing up in a helicopter is not recommended. You get to sit up front with the pilot, while you announce the sites and sights of natural, historical, and cultural interest. The tourists pay a lot for the helicopter tour, so their expectations are high -- make sure you have a great joke for every site. Oh, and there are NO bathrooms on helicopters.

7. Personal Tour Guide 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $700 W Th F S Su

You no longer give the same tour four times a day, five days a week! Now you're hired by individual tourists to create specialized tours just for them. Some want to see the historical sites, some the areas of natural beauty, some the best shopping, and a few even ask to be directed to the red light district! Your day has more variety in it, and -- since only the wealthiest tourists can hire a personal guide -- your wallet has more money in it.

8. Tourism Campaign Creator 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $805 M T W Th F

You're getting a little old to be on the endless round of site after site, but your knowledge of both the local attractions and the people who visit them is invaluable. You now work for the Tourism Board, coming up with an advertising campaign that will lure tourists (and their simoleans) to your area -- where someone ELSE can show them around.

9. Chair of Tourism Board 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $945 M T W Th F

Your ad campaign was so successful that your area is knee-deep in tourists. Everybody's happy about that, because your area is also knee-deep in simoleans. Only you can guide the Tourism Board to be even greater!

10. Play and find out....

This is my first time making a career. I've tested it in my game, and everything works for me, but please do let me know if it gives you any problems. When I made it, I had all the EP's installed except for OFB (misplaced that disk), but since I made it from a base game career, I hope it will be playable in just the base game.

Please note that this career is for The Sims TWO; don't try to use it with The Sims 3!

Additional Credits:
Thanks loads to Superfly, Bidou, and the creators of SimPE!