Area Representatives

Area Representatives are appointed by the Executive Board to provide liaison between the Board and with the membership. This is to encourage new membership and assist with the formation of Tourist Guide Associations where no Associations exist. Both Executive Board Members and Area Representatives are active professional tourist guides. They are volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to achieving the aims of the Federation and to the promotion of tourist guides worldwide. Area Representatives have to abide by the Aims and Objectives of the WFTGA.

Maricar Donato
Maricar Donato Area Representative Liaison

[email protected]

United States, Washington

+1 202 421-5160

From her early beginnings in the Philippines to establishing her business WashingTours & Events in Washington, DC, Maricar Donato has garnered international experience traveling around the globe from Asia, Europe, Africa, to the Middle East, interacting with representatives of governments and tourism officials. She has been a member of the WFTGA global family since her first convention in Montreal in 1997 and has attended 13 Conventions since then. She was recognized as WFTGA’s First Global Brand Ambassador (GBA) in Nov 2017 and served as an Area Representative Coordinator from 2019-2021. She has been elected to serve as executive board member in 2022-2024. Maricar is a catalyst in bringing people of diverse cultural backgrounds and nationalities together to build community. As part of the executive team she is proud to represent the WFTGA and help foster a global presence and generate positive collaboration with tourist guides around the world. Her passion for travel, culture and technology has shaped her to what she has become today. Her message is simple: Spark Connections