Esther Banike

Vice President
Esther Banike

Chicago, IL
United States

Esther is a founding member of the National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations – USA, and served the organization as President from 2009-2011. An English-only Chicago-area Guide, Esther earned her Certified Guide pin by completing the CTPA’s mastery test in 1999.  Through the years she has organized events and produced instructive materials for professional guides - from local meetings to national conferences, from hard-copy handouts to a Coach Safety DVD. Esther served as U.S. Delegate to WFTGA conferences in Cairo (2007) and Tallinn (2011) and was first elected to the EXBO in 2011.  She was re-elected during the WFTGA 2013 and again in 2015 and appointed as Secretary. Esther was re-elected in 2017 and appointed joint Vice President