Meet us at the WTM London 2021

Welcome to the World Travel Market We bring the travel industry together through world leading events, content and digital tools, which make it easier for you to find personal and business opportunities and do more effective business. We support the growth of your business and the global travel industry by facilitating new connections and lasting […]

Training Handbook for Silk Road Heritage Guides

They are here! The printed copies of the Training Handbook for Silk Road Heritage Guides have arrived in the WFTGA library. First published in 2016, UNESCO and WFTGA set out to produce a revised and extended edition of this popular handbook, which is used in tourist guide training throughout Central Asia. The global pandemic meant […]

WFTGA Tree – World Environment Day

Around the world the tourist guide community is mindful of World Environment Day – not only on one day, but every day. How do Tourist Guides contribute to the protection of our natural environment? How do we engage in a beneficial way with local communities? Is it possible to earn a living in the tourism […]


Access the recording here: https://youtu.be/116v6Qa2XLQ To find our more about the online course visit: https://members.worldfoodtravel.org/courses/culinary-tourist-guide-certification/ WFTGA Tourist Guide members receive a discount! Contact us to find out more [email protected]

The strong comeback case for hard-hit tourist guides

For tourist guides who have been able to hang on to their jobs, grasp new trends, and buff up on technology, the time to shine is near as travel starts to rebound. Sadly, that’s a smaller group. — Raini Hamdi While tourist guides are among the most decimated professional ranks in tourism during the pandemic, they […]

New co-opted ExBo Members

A call was put out to members to apply for co-option onto the Executive Board to assist with the two open positions. There was also an opportunity to apply in assisting with Special Projects and to take part in the WFTGA Mentorship year.  We thank all those who applied! We will be in touch shortly in order to […]

Area Representative Family keeps growing

Our WFTGA Area Representative Family keeps growing! The Area Representatives play a valuable role for WFTGA in assisting us in keeping in contact with our members and Tourist Guides across the globe. We would like to welcome our 5 new Area Representatives to the WFTGA Family. They will be joining our existing 10 Area Representatives in […]

Tourist guides worldwide are ready to restart tourism

Participants from almost 90 countries were united in a three-day long virtual conference 4-6 March 2021 arranged by the WFTGA (World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations) – the first of its kind for Tourist Guides by Tourist Guides with the theme “The Future of Tourist Guiding”. The days discussions were much about how to prepare […]

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.