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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 CLG) JAPAN – Kyushu Association of Interpreters, Translators and Guide-Interpreters (K-iTG) MALAYSIA – Sabah Tourist […]

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, learn, and acknowledge one another.  All Tourist Guides, Tourism officials and members of the public […]

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 This 14-day course is residential and accommodation is included in the course fee. Course fees are likely to be in the region of 2,500 EUR per […]

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 and objectives of the WFTGA, the following two recipients will be joining us in Siracusa, […]

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 stage. This is a day that was set in motion in 1989 at the […]

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 to offer the Jane Orde Scholarship to assist a Tourist Guide to participate in our […]


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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 fraudulent emails impersonating the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) board members.   These […]

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 need to register – links are shared on our social media platforms. Whether you are […]

International Friendship Day

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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 friendship’ stretched across the globe. Happy International Day of Friendship (30th July) to all our […]

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 have focused largely on the recovery of the Tourism and Tourist Guiding sectors. Moving forward […]