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British Embassy Re-opens in Tehran

The foreign secretary of the United Kingdom (Philip Hammond) has travelled to  Iran to reopen the embassy. He will be Britain’s first top diplomat to visit the Iranian capital in nearly 14 years. And the Iranian embassy in London will

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Visa On Arrival: Iran

Iran Extends Upon arrival Visa Validity to 30 Days for 58 Countries and soon, will rise to 190 countries Iran has extended airport visa validity from 15 to 30 days and tourists will be able to ask airport visa for

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The Tourist Guide Profession Loses Two Champions

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of two dear friends and colleagues Annie Passot Tomianka (France):  Founder of the Fédération Nationale des Guides Interprétes et Conférenciers (FNGIC 1981) and 30 years on the Executive Board

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WFTGA celebrates 30th Anniversary in Prague

The World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations was founded in 1985.  Founder members Johann Szegö, Rune Lemon, Bertha Maria Major and Felicitas Wressnig (current President) were joined by Past Presidents Titina Loizides, Deborah Androus, Ruby Roy and Rosalind Newlands at

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WFTGA International Convention 2017: Bidders Announced

WFTGA International Convention 2017 Bids Denmark Iran Singapore The Association of Authorized Guides. Iran Federation of Tourist  Guide Association   Society of Tourist Guides Singapore Copenhagen Teheran Singapore Cool Copenhagen Iran: A World With No Borders   Tourist Guides –

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First NATGA Guides Conference: Tirana, Albania

First Conference of Tourist Guides of Albania. So far there is no law for Tourist Guides in Albania, but tourism has grown by outstanding 28% last year! The National Association of Tourist Guides in Albania– NATGA ( member of WFTGA

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Nadia Battani and Terry Quitevis: Sad News

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of two of our colleagues.  Nadia was a former Vice President of APTG Montreal and her untimely death has shocked her colleagues around the world  Terry was the long term

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International Tourist Guide Day 2014

DEAR MEMBERS, COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS of WFTGA: It is the 25th year we celebrate International Tourist Guide Day around the world and many volunteer for a major celebration in order to promote the profession of the “Area Specific Interpreter”. Many organize

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