The Executive Board of World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations reminds colleagues from all over the world of the Jane Orde Scholarship.

Since the inauguration by Past President Deborah Androus in 2000, this scholarship invites any participant who comes from a country of World Bank Tier 3 or 4 or 5* to join the WFTGA convention; it might be a partial or full scholarship on the admission fee. The application welcomes any WFTGA member tourist guide and/or any qualified tourist guide from non-member countries who would like to join the 17th WFTGA Convention in Tehran, Iran in January 28th – February 1st, 2017.


Please fill in the form, scan and send with equivalent documents to E-mail: Deadline July 31st, 2016


*check on your country World Bank Tier in    

Posted: 06/20/16

17th WFTGA Convention: Tehran Iran

The Convention will be organised by the Iran Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (IFTGA). WFTGA Vice President and Past President Ruby Roy visited Iran for ITGD 2015


The pre-tour offers the largest brick dome in the world and the tomb

of legendary Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai. The post-tour takes us to Shiraz,

the city of nightingales and poetry and the famous excavations of Persepolis. This will be

the first time in Iran for many, to finally see well known treasures in reality, to learn

about one of the oldest cultures too secluded these last decades! It will mean to all of us

astonishment, breaking down walls and prejudices; it will hopefully bring peace to a

territory as tourism should, a country so important for all our early cultural development.

It will truly mean: experience another culture with all five senses!


International Tourist Guide Day with Ruby Roy WFTGA Vice President & Past President


WFTGA EXBO Statement


IFTGA Statement



Dress Code in Iran


Further Information


Latest newsletter for the Convention



WFTGA International Training Centre Yerevan Armenia

Train the Trainer Courses 2016

Opening and Inauguration of the 3rd WFTGA International Training Centre in Armenia:

In various travels and exchange of mails, with the sponsorship of German Society of International Cooperation GmbH – GIZ and the major support of the Ministry of Economy of the Armenian Republic, President and Vice President of WFTGA (replacing the Secretary for health reasons) signed the contract in December 2014  in Yerevan.

The first Training Course in English and Russian started the same day and had as Lead Trainer Ivana Curuvija with International Trainers Rita Navoyan and Naira Sukiasyan. All were supported by our colleagues, LIT Iris Barry and IT Gennadiy Chudnovets to moderate. It should be the start into a range of various courses across borders to develop the new market in this section of the European Continent.

We look forward to exiting times. 

Events included:

Svetlana Sargsyan - PP, Liane Gregorian - PP, Ivana Curuvija - LIT, Ara Petrosyan - Deputy Counsellor for Ministry, Roza Atanesyan - NT, FW - Pres, WS - Vice, Lia Bakhshynian President AGG

Two Past President and the President in office of AGG are sitting around the dinner table:  on many occasions WFTGA saw the efforts not only of our colleagues in Armenia, but also of the responsible Ministers and Deputies; with great respect WFTGA acknowledges the support of former Deputy Minister Ara Petrosyan, in this photograph all are celebrating the result.

Signing the Cooperation between AGG and WFTGA in the Ministry of Economy of  the Republic of Armenia: President of Armenian Guide Guild BSc Lia Bakhshynian, Mrs. Susanna Aslizadyan -  the lead specialist of Tourism Department at Ministry of Economy , Mr.  Arman Khachaturyan-  Chief Executive Officer National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, WFTGA President Felicitas Wressnig; Mr. Avetisyan Sergey - Deputy  Minister at Ministry of Economy of RA, WFTGA Vice President Wilja Siebe; Mr. Apresyan Mekhak - Head of Tourism Department at Ministry of Economy of RA; Anush Babayan – the specialist of Tourism Department at Ministry of Economy 

The Armenian Ministry of Economy prepared the public signature of the WFTGA – AGG contract and finalized with a press conference.




16th WFTGA Convention - Prague, Czech Republic

16th WFTGA 2015 Convention   

 Newletter December 2015:                                                                         

Prague, Czech Republic "Central Europe - The Historical Crossroads of Cultures" New Approaches to Interpreting Cultural and Natural Heritage.   Pre Tour to Moravia January 23-25; Delegates Meeting January 25-30; Main Convention January 26-30; Post Tour to Marienbad January 30-February 3 2015                                                                                                                                    


Cruise Guide Training Course

Newsletter July 2014

Information for Sponsors


WFTGA Begins Hands on Tourist Guide Training (HOT) in Bahrein

WFTGA Lead International Trainer Mary Kemp Clarke and WFTGA International Trainer Roger Rajah are part of our team in Bahrein to present Hands on Tourist Guide Training (HOT) courses to a series of exhuberant Bahrein participants.
The current course coincided with Bahrein's Tourist Guide Day observance. Second photo incudes President of Dilmun Friends President Mieza Al Nasheet, with Mary on the right and Roger on the left.


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