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.
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
Join us this week for the 2022 Association Journeys!
Join us this week for the 2022 Association Journeys! These presentations are an opportunity for our members to share their success stories, challenges and their future plans. Now in its third year, the Journeys have proven to be a wonderful platform
WORLD STANDARDS DAY observed on 14 October highlights the importance of standards in all sectors.
“Shared vision for a better world ~ We want a world that is better, fairer and more sustainable. A world that can be enjoyed today and protected for future generations. The Sustainable Development Goals SDGs) represent a shared vision for peace
WFTGA Train the Trainer Course – last chance to apply
There are only a few places left for our in-person Train the Trainer Course at the WFTGA International Training Centre in Cyprus – course dates: 13 to 26 Nov 2022. Applications close on Mon 15 Aug. Find our more and
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 –
Virtual Members Meetings May 2022
Dear Members We have a new round of . If you have not received your invitation please email [email protected] The All important dates are below. All times are Central European Time (Vienna) Schedule 10th May Tuesday at 09:15hrs South East
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
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
Due to global Pandemic, WFTGA ExBo and Serbian Hosts have made a difficult decision to no longer run the 19th Convention in Novi Sad Serbia.
Dear Colleagues, Tourist Guides, WFTGA Partners and Friends, This announcement serves to inform you that the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Executive Board in collaboration with our Hosts, the Serbian National Tourist Guide Association, have made the difficult
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
14 OCTOBER – WORLD STANDARDS DAY
“Shared vision for a better world ~ We want a world that is better, fairer and more sustainable. A world that can be enjoyed today and protected for future generations. The Sustainable Development Goals SDGs) represent a shared vision for
Associations Journey 2021
This is an opportunity for our WFTGA Association Members to share their challenges and success stories following the unprecedented time we have faced this year. Why not use it as a platform to share your goals and projects for the
Convention 2022 – Newsletter#7
Early bird registration is now open! Newsletter#7 [registration] (PDF)
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
Convention 2022 – Newsletter#6
Our Newsletter #6 is here! Newsletter #6 final (PDF)
WFTGA mini virtual Conference
15th September at 15:30 CET (Vienna) Main Guest Speaker: Professor Karen HarrisTopic: “Doubling up Tourism in Times of Trouble: A Covid Survival Strategy” Join us as we explain the purpose and traditions of ‘International Tourist Guide Day’ (celebrated on 21st February of
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
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
Register now for the Convention 2022
Express your interest to join us in Novi Sad, Serbia in February 2022 by pre-registering. Pre-registration will give you direct access to the Convention Newsletter, the latest news and you will be the first to receive the opportunity to register
Convention 2022 – Newsletter#5
Vojvodina is a Balkan melting pot, with over 20 nationalities living here. With such cultural diversity comes many celebrations filled with a rainbow of customs all year long. During early spring we have two Easters – one celebrated following Catholic
FOOD TRAVEL TALK!
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
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
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
The Virtual Conference 2021
Join the WFTGA Virtual Conference Day 2. The Future of Tourist Guiding with Leading Experts. View our programme for more information. Limited Spaces available – Register and Book your ticket now: https://virtual.wftga.org
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
Share your Associations 2020 Journey – Part 3
An opportunity for our WFTGA Association Members to share their challenges and success stories during this unprecedented year of the Pandemic. It will be an opportunity and environment to inspire, learn, acknowledge and support one another. Registration and Livestreams: [events-calendar-templates
The 19th Convention will be in Novi Sad, Serbia in FEBRUARY 2022. The convention website will be online in a few days. Until that join us on Facebook.
virtual birthday celebrations
WFTGA virtual birthday celebrations throughout the day on 18th December. 1985 – 2020
EXBO Report Summer 2020
Please find attached the new WFTGA EXBO report from Alushca Ritchie, covering the period from May 2020 to August 2020. WFTGA Presidents report May – Aug 2020