International Tourist Guide Day February 21st... Every year!!!

ITGD in Abu Dhabi

A Must for Local Citizens and Local Tourism and Travel Industry Partners. Get to Know the Professional Tourist Guides and Your Ambassadors to the world!

February 21st. an initiative of WFTGA, the International Tourist Guide Day is held on 21st February each year. In 1990, Mrs. Titina Loizides, president of the WFTGA was involved when it was held for the first time, 15 countries participated. Since then, tourist guides in an ever growing number of countries have been giving help to their local communities, conducting tours for disabled persons, disadvantaged persons, for children, industry partners, officials and the general public. Events are also held for local tourist guides including presentations and retraining courses. It is a public relations event par excellence, drawing the attention of local authorities, fellow citizens and the media to the quality and value of the work of professional tourist guides. Each member country contributes to the success of the day in its own way; coach companies have contributed complimentary coaches, attractions and museums have opened their doors without charge. Each year, awareness grows and there is an increasing contribution by both regional and national governments to the International Tourist Guide Day. The Day is coordinated by the World Federation.

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International Tourist Guide Day 2009 Cyprus
International Tourist Guide Day 2009 South India
International Tourist Guide Day 2009 Kenya
International Tourist Guide Day 2009 Singapore
International Tourist Guide Day 2009 Scotland UK
International Tourist Guide Day 2009 Uganda
International Tourist Guide Day 2009 United Arab Emirates
International Tourist Guides day Buenos Aires


 International Tourist Guide Day 2007 in the Tyrol (Austria).
 International Tourist Guide Day 2007  in U.A.E
 International Tourist Guide in Salzburg
 International Tourist Guide in Scotland, Edinburgh
 International Tourist Guide Day 2007 in Bali, Indonesia
 International Tourist Guide Day/ Tourist Guides’ Association of Seville 2007
 International Tourist Guide Day / Uganda

Past February 21st activities 2006

Dubai 2006
Hong Kong 2006
Austria 2004
Turkey 2003
Montreal, Canada 2002
Washington, D.C. 2002

Posted: 03/25/11