Thank you to all the participants who contributed with items towards the auction and raffle draws. These assisted in raising funds towards future Jane Orde Scholarship recipients.  Our three Jane Orde Scholarship recipients finally met in person at the 20th Convention in Italy. We are proud to have hosted them and look forward to hearing […]

Welcome to the WFTGA Executive Board Members for 2024 – 2026

The WFTGA are pleased to announce the elected President for 2024 – 2026 as Sebastian Frankenberger, Germany.  He will be supported by the elected WFTGA Executive Board for 2024 – 2026, Viola Lewis (UK/Scotland), James Saunders (Canada), Juan Ignacio Vazquez (Spain), Kalliopi Panou (Greece), Cristina Leal (Portugal) and Ivana Curuvija (Serbia).

WFTGA Convention 2026 – K-iTG, Fukuoka, Japan

The hosts for the 21st WFTGA Convention 2026, as voted by the Delegates at the 2024 General Assembly will be WFTGA Member association K-iTG, Fukuoka, Japan. The announcement was made at the Gala Dinner.


The world map is made with colored watercolor paints on white paper

In alphabetical order we can confirm the following four 2026 bidding countries and associations will continue through to Italy for the final presentations and Q&A sessions before voting takes place by your Delegates. IRELAND – Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland (ATGI CLG) JAPAN – Kyushu Association of Interpreters, Translators and Guide-Interpreters (K-iTG) MALAYSIA – Sabah Tourist […]

Join us for our hybrid convention in Madrid or online!

You are invited! 7th – 10th February 2022 The WFTGA invite you to join us at the 2022 Hybrid Convention. We look forward to seeing you either in person at our Hub in Madrid, Spain, or virtually! Please, see the programme and registration at our convention website. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

2024 Convention Bidding Countries and Associations announced!

The WFTGA Executive Board and Convention Team are pleased to announce the list of 2024 Bidding countries and Associations. We were extremely impressed with the high quality of the submissions. Having received an unprecedented amount of submissions to host the WFTGA 2024 Convention we will be featuring an elimination round towards the end of November […]

A short film about Serbia – Host of next convention 2021

A short film about Serbia in 5 minutes that reveals its journey through history, filled with natural and cultural values and greatness! A fairytale country, a land of welcoming people, a land of opportunity and tourism. Check it out and enjoy!

Presentation on “A Journey Through Serbia”

Big thank you to our ambassador H.E. Đerđ Matković and WFTGA ambassador our colleague Maricar Donato for organizing promotion of the 19th WFTGA conventintion that will be in Novi Sad Serbia in February 2022. Thanks as well to all our colleagues from Washington DC. See you soon in Serbia.

Count Down Begins to the Most Significant World Tourism Event in Iran

The “2017 WFTGA Convention”, Presenting Iranian Humanity and Hospitality…  The Convention Confirmed Seminar, The Deep-rooted Alliance Showcase  The wrap-up meeting held on the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts & Tourism Org. auditorium, on 26 Dec 2016, to finalize the process and report the developments.    Less than one month, Iran will proudly host 400 tourist guides from […]