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International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 garners support from the sector

Only few weeks ahead of the official launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, set to take place on the 18 of January 2017 in Madrid, Spain, representatives from various tourism industries and beyond have joined UNWTO to support the celebrations of this important event.

17th WFTGA Convention Terhan Iran

17th WFTGA International Convention Tehran, Iran January 28th to February 1st, 2017: ITGD 2015 with WFTGA Vice President Ruby Roy

WFTGA Executive Board 2015-2017

Pictured L to R: Ivana Curuvija (Serbia) Head of Training; Ruby Roy (Canada) Vice President; Felicitas Wressnig (Austria) President; Hermann Friedsam (Austria) Treasurer; Esther Banike (USA) Secretary; Roger Rajah (Malaysia) Area Representative Coordinator; Alushca Ritchie (South Africa) Administrator

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International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 garners support from the sector

Only few weeks ahead of the official launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, set to take place on the 18 of January 2017 in Madrid, Spain, representatives from various tourism industries and beyond have joined UNWTO to support the celebrations of this important event.

Train the Trainer and International Trainer Courses in Nicosia, Cyprus

WFTGA Training Committee is happy to see the successful distribution of high professional standards around the world.

WFTGA October 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter from the WFTGA President for the month of October.

Emirates Offers Special Fares to WFTGA's Iran Convention

WFTGA and IFTGA are pleased to inform you that Emirates Airlines has proudly been selected as the Official Airlines for the WFTGA 2017 International Tourist Guide Convention in Tehran, Iran.

Access to the special fares and ticketing site will be

Twenty Airlines of SkyTeam Offer Convention Discount

WFTGA is proud to announce SkyTeam as our preferred Alliance Network for air travel to the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations 2017 International Tourist Guide Convention in Iran.

Our convention is registered with SkyTeam as a Global Meeting Event and special discounts

Convention Rates for Iran Offered by Turkish Airlines

As a preferred airline of World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations 2017 International Tourist Guide Convention in Iran, TURKISH AIRLINES is offering discounts to attendees.
Details about the special discounts, and access to the Turkish Conventions booking and ticketing site, will be available later this week at www.wftga2017.com.

A Hands on Training (HOT) is running presently at the GU Tech University in Oman

A Hands on Training (HOT) at the GU Tech University in Oman lead by WFTGA Lead Trainer Mary Kemp-Clarke.

17th WFTGA Convention Terhan Iran

17th WFTGA International Convention Tehran, Iran January 28th to February 1st, 2017: ITGD 2015 with WFTGA Vice President Ruby Roy

WFTGA Training Services

WFTGA International Training Centre Dates 2016

Nicosia, Cyprus
Train the Trainer: 14th Novermber 2016 - 26th November 2016

The Training Brochure for Cyprus is now available

UNTWO World Tourism Day Campaign 2016

WFTGA Cultour Card Partners

The WFTGA Cultour Card Partner Programme has received a warm and enthusiastic welcome from tourist guides' partners in the industry e.g. museums, attractions, historic sites. Cultour Card Partners give preferential access to WFTGA members who in return promote the partners' businesses to their visitors.

International Tourist Guide Day 2016

WFTGA has been in existence for 31 years, and since 1990 we have celebrated the International Tourist Guide Day worldwide. Within that time it has become a major promotion for our profession, for members and supporting partners alike.
Cooperating Partners are the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), who declares the current year as the one to support sustainability.

WFTGA Trainers Prepare Iran for 2017 Convention Tours

WFTGA's Hands on Training (HOT) was delivered in Isfahan, Iran in February, to prepare for the 2017 Convention. Courses were led by WFTGA Lead International trainer Jean Wang and International Trainers Anastasia Gaitanou and Steven McAuley.

WFTGA Train the Trainer Course in Scotland

WFTGA Train the Trainer Course took place in Linlithgow, Scotland from 24th February to 6th March 2016

Tour guides ‘future builders’ of Iran’s tourism industry: WFTGA

Tour guides have a major role to play in building the future of Iran’s tourism industry and should be the core of it, the Vice President of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) Ruby Roy said in a video interview, which was screened at a status meeting held by the Iran Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (IFTGA) on providing preliminaries for next WFTGA Convention, which will be held in 2017 in Iran.

WFTGA Executive Board 2015-2017

Pictured L to R: Ivana Curuvija (Serbia) Head of Training; Ruby Roy (Canada) Vice President; Felicitas Wressnig (Austria) President; Hermann Friedsam (Austria) Treasurer; Esther Banike (USA) Secretary; Roger Rajah (Malaysia) Area Representative Coordinator; Alushca Ritchie (South Africa) Administrator

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