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Here we regularly publish public news about our association. In the members' area you will find the newsletters for our members' associations, tourist guides and trainers.

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Social Media Campaigns

Members’ Monday We are restarting this popular social media event on Instagram and facebook. Every Monday one Association Member will be highlighted. For this, we need material from you! Keeping it short and simple will help. It should boost impact

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Area Representatives of the WFTGA get going

Liaisons between the WFTGA Board and WFTGA’s membership Our Area Representatives are appointed by the Executive Board to act as liaison between the Board and WFTGA’s membership. This is to encourage new membership and assist with the formation of Tourist

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Meet the WFTGA Training Committee 2024 – 2026

WFTGA is dedicated to the promotion of high standards of training and ethics within the [tourist guide] profession (WFTGA Constitution, Article 2). Hence, we have a team of qualified and dedicated trainers, called the Training Division. The day-to-day training-related activities

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The WFTGA ExBo 2024 – 2026

In the constitutive session of the Executive Board, in accordance with the WFTGA Constitution we, as Executive Board, have elected the Vice President, the Secretary and appointed the Head of the Training Division.     President: Sebastian Frankenberger Sebastian Frankenberger

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INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDE DAY 2024

On the 21st of February each year we celebrate the occasion of International Tourist Guide Day. This is a day dedicated to the profession of Tourist Guiding and affords us the opportunity to highlight and showcase this profession on the global

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JANE ORDE SCHOLARSHIP 2024

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

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Tourist guides as peace ambassadors

WFTGA serves as the global forum for professional tourist guides and operates as a non-political organization. Our worldwide Tourist Guide members play a crucial role as peace ambassadors, fostering unity among cultures and people. Functioning as heritage interpreters, we advocate

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Train the Trainer Course CANCELLED

It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that the Train the Trainer Course, planned for March 2024, in Armenia had to be cancelled. Our colleagues in Armenia are facing severe geo-political and economic problems and

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WFTGA CONVENTION – 2026 BIDDING COUNTRIES

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

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WFTGA Association Journeys 2023

The annual WFTGA Association Journeys will take place from 05 -08 December 2023.  This is an opportunity for our WFTGA Association Members to share their challenges, success stories and member activities. It will be an opportunity and environment to inspire,

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Applications for Train the Trainer Course now open

The next open WFTGA Train the Trainer (TtT) Course will be offered in Yerevan, Armenia from 10 to 23 March 2024. Applications are now open via this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TtTArmenia2024 This 14-day course is residential and accommodation is included in the

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Jane Orde Scholarship 2024 Recipients Announced

The WFTGA Executive Board are pleased to announce that this year two recipients have been selected to attend the WFTGA Convention in 2024. Following an overwhelming quantity of applications and an internal selection process identifying recipients that meet the requirements

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International Tourist Guide Day 2024

On the 21st of February each year we celebrate the occasion of International Tourist Guide Day. This is a day dedicated to the profession of Tourist Guiding and affords us the opportunity to highlight and showcase this profession on the

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Jane Orde Scholarship

Jane Orde Scholarship About the Jane Orde Scholarship The Jane Orde Scholarship was created to assist Tourist Guides lacking sufficient funds to attend the WFTGA International Conventions. Once again, with thanks to the Androus Foundation and colleagues, we are able

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SPAM ALERT!!

URGENT: SPAM ALERT – Beware of Impersonation Emails   We would like to bring to your attention an important matter concerning your online safety and security. It has come to our notice that there is an ongoing spam campaign involving

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Global Tea Chat – August 2023

Global Tea Chats are informal, on-line conversations amongst tourist guides, friends and colleagues hosted by WFTGA President – Alushca Ritchie. This informal chat takes place during regular intervals throughout the year as a check-in with you – our member. No

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International Friendship Day

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. The WFTGA Logo demonstrates these ‘hands of

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New Year Message

2023 has arrived and we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely wish you all the very best for the New Year. Each year is a gift that holds hope for new adventures. Over the past 12 months we

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One month to go …

Applications for the WFTGA Train the Trainer Course at the International Training Centre in Cyprus will close on 15 August. You have one month to submit your application for joining the WFTGA family for this intensive and rewarding course –

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In-person WFTGA Training Courses are back

After a break of 2 years we are delighted to again offer in-person training courses at the WFTGA International Training Centre in Cyprus.  Train the Trainer Course – 13 to 27 Nov 2022 International Train the Trainer Course – 13

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