World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations

The platform for professional tourist guides

WFTGA offers services to our members but also communicates to those in search of the services of professional area specific tourist guides and where to hire them.

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tourist guides worldwide in 87 member associations

You are a tourist guide and want to become more professional?

We offer webinars, training courses and a lot of more for tools for your daily business as a guide. 

You are an association and need support?

We offer regular networking sessions, tools and documents to make your daily associations life easier. 


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News and Articles

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Host Committee official Kick-Off

Thanks to the last WFTGA Convention in Siracusa, “Team Japan” for inviting WFTGA 2026 Convention has been smoothly converted into

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20th WFTGA Convention

18 - 29 January 2024
Italy - Siracusa

The family meeting of tourist guides with around 450 participants from over 60 countries. 

Lectures & Workshops​

Inspiring speakers, pitches from Tourism Companies and


State of the art experiences around Sicily: Mount Etna, Catania, Palermo ...


Lern best practice from guides around the world

Fun, Dance, Food​

The holiday with colleagues

Activities Calendar​

Webinars, Workshops, Meetings ...​

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21st February

International Tourist Guide Day

To celebrate the skills of professional tourist guides in their localities the WFTGA initiated the ITGD – the International Tourist Guides Day – on or near the 21st February every year.

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.

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HOT Training in Turkmenistan with WFTGA Trainers Ivana Curuvija and Smaragda Touloupa
Statements from our partner

Why a certified tourist guide
is important for tourism?