Esther Banike

Brand Ambassador (Global)
Esther Banike


As an eight year veteran of the WFTGA Executive Board, Esther reached the Federation's ExBo term limits in January, 2019.  She served six years on the Executive Committee: four years as Exeuctive Secretary and two as Vice President.
Prior to her first election to the WFTGA ExBo in 2011, Esther worked in sales at an international airline and with major travel agencies for 14 years. Her interest in the tourism industry grew and she earned her Chicago Certified Tour Guide pin, and eventually became an officer of the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association. A founder of the National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations-USA, she served the national association in various capacities and was its President from 2009 - 2011. 
With regard for the expertise Esther gained from many years of service to the Travel and Tourism industry, the WFTGA bestowed her with the title of Brand Ambassador in January, 2019.