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WFTGA Training 2011
WFTGA worked in partnership with UNWTO and the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (An Organisation of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India) to deliver practical tourist guide training for new guides in Amristar Punjab India in May/June 2011 WFTGA Trainers
WFTGA Training in Greece
The First WFTGA Train the Trainer course was held in Thessaloniki for members of the PanHellenic Tourist Guides Association in November 2011.
Training in Zanzibar
WFTGA Lead International Trainer Mary Kemp Clarke led a Train the Trainer Course for tourist guides from Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania in October 2011.
Training in Abu Dhabi
Jenny Oulton WFTGA Senior Trainer is conducting a further two Hands On Guiding Workshops in Abu Dhabi in November 2006. WFTGA Vice President Rosalind Newlands was invited by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority to advise on the development of a
Home › Publications › News › EN 15565 2008 Standard for the Training and Qualification of Tourist Guides…
WFTGA supports EN15565 2008, Training and Qualification of Tourist Guides in Europe and EN 13809 2003 which became ENISO 18513 2003 was adopted by WFTGA the 10th Convention, Dunblane, Scotland 2003 Tourist Guide: A person who guides visitors in the
International Tourist Guide Day February 21st… Every year!!!
ITGD in Abu Dhabi A Must for Local Citizens and Local Tourism and Travel Industry Partners. Get to Know the Professional Tourist Guides and Your Ambassadors to the world! February 21st. an initiative of WFTGA, the International Tourist Guide Day
WFTGA President Visits India
WFTGA President Rosalind Newlands was welcomed to India by P Asoka President of the Tourist Guides Federation of India. Rosalind was interviewed for the Hindu Newspaper while holidaying on board Swan Hellenic’s MV Minerva
The 14th WFTGA Convention, Tallinn Estonia: Culture as a Unifying Guide
Tallinn Guide Association welcomed more than 200 members from 42 countries to the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Convention in 2011 in Tallinn! The Convention was supported by UNESCO with the keynote speaker M. Herve Barre from UNESCO HQ.
Guides Training Program in Armenia
Guide Training and Partnership Development for Tourism Associations October 26. The continuing successful cooperation between the Competitive Armenian Private Sector Project (CAPS) and the the USAID-funded Human and Institutional Capacity Development project implemented by AED resulted in another jointly-organized project
Ruby Roy President of WFTGA addresses tourist guides in Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates of Tourist Guides (UAEFTG) were able through the experience and the knowledge of the WFTGA President to solve some pending issues and get some very good recommendation on how to proceed. On 4th of September they will
Hands On Tourist Guiding in the United Arab Emirates
We are pleased to announce that a group of 16 guides are currently undergoing Hands On Tourist Guiding in the United Arab Emerites with WFTGA Trainer Jenny Oulton assisted by Jasem Zaiton from Dubai who recently took part in our
WFTGA Hands On Tourist Guiding Course: Brunei
Iris Barry and Mary Kemp Clarke are conducting the first WFTGA training courses in Brunei, sponsored by Brunei Tourism. Training, during November 2008 will include Hands On Tourist Guiding and Train the Trainer. For more information check the link below http://www.bt.com.bn/en/home_news/2008/11/24/tourist_guides_accredited_internationally
Japanese guides invite people to come to Japan!!
WFTGA President Rosalind Newlands and EXBO Member Govind Agrawal visit Macau
Rosalind Newlands and Govind Agrawal spent three days in Macau on a fact finding mission. We visited potential hotels and enjoyed fabulous Macanese food and hospitality. The programme will include pre and post tours to Hong Kong and a post
International Tourist Guide Day in Vienna
In 1989, at its 3rd Convention the WORLD FEDERATION OF TOURIST GUIDE ASSOCIATIONS decided in Cyprus that the 21st of February shall be instituted as the “INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDE DAY”, commemorating the foundation of its own organization back in 1985
International Tourist Guide Day in Iceland
The Iceland Tourist Guide Association in cooperation with a local tour operator and the Hunting Museum in the south of Iceland invited the blind and sight impaired on an excursion to “see” wild animals from Africa on International Tourist Guide
International Tourist Guide Day in Uganda
Uganda Tourist Guides celebreated the International Tourist Guide Day on Saturday 22nd April, 2006. Two major activities were carried out. Bird watching with young birders, and launching a cultural walk in the city. At the end of the birding activity,
Victor Leal, our colleague from Gautemala and our Area Representative for the Spanish speaking Americas has passed away.
VICTOR LEAL ESTIVEZ Born in Guatemala, he was a free lance tourist guide since 1978. At the end of his regular High School, he began tourism studies at Guatemala private school for Tourist Guides getting a degree in 1977. In
CEN Meeting on International Tourist Guide Day in Cyprus
European Standardisation Committee (CEN) Photos in Cyprus Tourist Guides of 10 European countries celebrated the 21st February 2006 in Cyprus by having the meeting of the European Standardisation Committee (CEN) for the standardisation of “Tourist Guide Services”.
International Tourist Guide Day in Rhodos island-Greece
On the occasion of celebrating the International Tourist Guide Day, the tourist guides of the Association of Dodecanese based in Rhodes, presented a new DVD about Rhodes island, in the presence of the head of Prefecture of Dodecanese, Mr. Mahairidis,
International Tourist Guide Day in Dubai
The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) joined the world in celebrating the International Tour Guides Day. The Training Solution department organized a reception at the Nad Al Sheba Club House to recognize and honour the work of
International Tourist Guide Day in Toronto
The Canadian Tour Guide Association of Toronto organized a free tour of downtown Toronto to celebrate International Tourist Guide Day on Tuesday, March 21, 2006.
We lost former WFTGA Secretary: Margrit Klimscha
Margrit Klimscha (May 15, 1927 – July 31, 2005) Margrit Klimscha was a founding member of the Vienna Guide service in 1975. Within the Vienna Chamber of Commerce she fought relentlessly for the professional interests of tourist guides. In 1985
International Tourist Guide Day in Austria
The tourist guides in Wien offered three different walking tours (Mozart and the musical tradition in Vienna) for to celebrate International Tourist Guide Day. They had 610 visitors. Besides the guides had about 70 blind people for the special program
Serbia on International Tourist Guide Day 2005
We are glad to inform you that our Association (UTVS) has successfully organized and executed the following manifestations in order to mark (for the third time) the International Tourist Guide Day (ITGD 2005): February 18-21 – Exhibition of Photographs –
Wednesday – February 11, 2004 – Tom Hooper, FEG’s ExCo Member is honoured by Queen Elizabeth II, with an MBE (Member of the British Empire). Tom has played a key role through the foundation of tourist guiding institute in the
Draft CEN Standard for the Training and Qualification of Tourist Guides
EN 13809 OF THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDISATION (CEN) The final meeting of WG5 the European committee working to create the above standard took place in Athens on 26th & 27th April 2007. Tourist Guide experts for the various countries
WFTGA and GREEN GLOBE
The Executive Board and its representatives attend trade fairs, present papers at conferences and conventions, lobby government departments to promote the cause of professional guides, and seek co-operation with other stakeholders in the tourism industry. Recently, WFTGA and GREEN GLOBE
Announces new regulations for using licensed guides
CONSUMER AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES OUT-OF-TOWN TOUR COMPANIES NOW REQUIRED TO USE ONLY LICENSED TOUR GUIDES DCA to List All Licensed Tour Guides Online, Giving Special Recognition to Guides with Exemplary Scores on New Licensing Exam New York City Department of Consumer
Tour Escorts to get $14 Million in settlement of overtime and retirement plan claims
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco law firm of Dacey & Sitkin today announced a major class action settlement in excess of $14 million compensating approximately 200 tour escorts for unpaid overtime under federal and California law and approximately 370