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WFTGA's April news magazine

Dear World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Member,

The latest issue of WFTGA's online news magazine is attached. Please distribute Guidelines Internetion@l to your members for their enjoyment.

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Blue Plaques Tours invitation 11 April 2014

You are once again, cordially invited to one of the three bus tours to follow the Blue Plaques across the City of Johannesburg, as part of the Heritage tours. These tours will be guided by Eric Itzkin, the City’s Heritage Expert. See attached invitation and book your place.

Regards,

Alice Moloto CM(SA)

Marketing Manager

Johannesburg Development Agency
Telephone: +27 11 688-7851
Fascimile: 011 688 7863
Cellphone: +27 82 449 4241
amoloto@jda.org.za
www.jda.org.za
An Agency of the City Of Johannesburg

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Be Glad you dont have to be the guide on this tour

Use of Beijing English - Chinese hotel brochure ........

This is a gem!
A holidaymaker went to Beijing recently and was given this brochure by the hotel. It is precious. She is keeping it and reading it whenever she feels depressed. Obviously, it has been translated directly, word for word from Mandarin to English.

Getting There:

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Outstanding THETA certificate

Those trained (or RPL) by Gold Reef Guides or STTI and still awaiting for THETA certificate are advised to check with Origin Centre at Wits University (011) 717 4700. As at 11/03/2014, plenty THETA certificates are still waiting there to be collected.

Be real guides, it will NOT come to you!

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Tourist Guide Workshop

You are cordially invited to attend a workshop held on the
Date: 27 March 2014
Time: 09:00 to 15:00
Venue :The Pyramid Conference Centre
96 Eloff street , Village Deep, Johannesburg
Cost: Free

Please RSVP by 25 March 2014 by registering here. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PROGRAM

TOURIST GUIDE WORKSHOP

27 March 2014

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WFTGA International Tourist guides Day


Gauteng Guides Association delegated 4 of the committee to attend the International Tourist guide Day held in KZN near Matubatuba.a well organised event by the NDT with many people attending.
The conference held over 2 days (20, 21 Feb) was quite enriching and the speakers were interesting.I would have like more feed back on actual guiding issues as this was not touched at all other than an excellent presentation by Mr joe Samuels CEO of SAQA and the changing educational landscape for tourist guides.

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First Aid Refresher course 20 March and 10 April 2014

The next First Aid refresher course dates are available for booking.
Both courses will be held at the following venue

Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA)
124 Main street
Johannesburg
10th Floor conference venue
Start: 10:00

Cost for refresher course is R350
The course in for registered tourist guides only and not first timers

Please Register by clicking this link

Dates are :
Thursday 20 March 2014
Thursday 10 April 2014 CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS OF TRAINER

Passenger Liabilty ... to drop ... or not to drop

Fare Paying Passenger Liability

Attached is an article that have appeared in the IOL weekend newspapers.

The essence of the article is that certain insurers has dropped passenger liability from their covers they offer and some not. The conventional big 3, Santam, M&F and Zurich did not, where Hollard and Telesure did.

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Vredefort Dome Tourist Guides Association


A well attended meeting in Parys on Friday 13 September saw our Association formally established, with the acceptance of the Constitution and its signing by founding members. Thanks were expressed to the ad hoc steering committee – especially Jan Fourie, Christo Meyer and Julius Moloi – for their work in bringing interest groups together and writing the Constitution.

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Moving Tribute to Mandela

Moving Tribute to Mandela

We don't all agree with the same politics but this was a great man that did so much for South Africa. My Isreali group and I witnessed this moving tribute to Mandela on Saturday. Getting into Vilikazi str afterwards was not an option. I was also "ambushed" and caught unaware by Radio 702 and a French TV crew who interviewed me on camera! I hope I made South Africa proud..

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