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International Tourist Guide Day 21st February 2013 this year will be hosted by Northern Cape province and will be on the 20and 21 Feb 2013
Invitation to the day
Draft program for the day
Hope to see you there
World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations
1985-2013: 28 Years Guiding World Heritage and Culture
We are the Professionals!
Message from WFTGA President: International Tourist Guide Day 21st February 2013
International Tourist Guide Day (ITGD) takes place annually on 21st February, the date of the foundation of WFTGA in 1985. Today, 90 countries are represented in the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and we all celebrate our profession and what we offer to our guests: area specific knowledge and professional interpretation.
Following a gruelling process, it is with regret and sadness that I inform you that Cape Town did not win the Bid to host the 2015 World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Conference. It was an extremely tough race between Prague, Novi Sad and Cape Town. Prague however seemed to be the popular choice, and with 32 countries voting won the vote to host the 2015 conference.
Fun Time Tours , Barney Smith has launched a tourist guide overnight accommodation in Hoedspruit. So if you are a tourist guide and need a place to stay overnight in Hoedspruit contact Barney
The GTA Tourist Guide registration has now also been relocated to 124 Main street Johannesburg ( opposite Carlton Hotel)
Registration will resume on Monday 16 July 2012 on the 11th Floor.
Next course dates are 30 June, 28 July, 25 August, 29 September, 27 October, and 24November 2012.
Foreign Language Training
French Training level B1 (Intermediate Level)
The Gauteng Tourism Authority will offer an Intermediate level French Language Training from August 2012. Learners will be recruited from all 5 regions within Gauteng from the Hospitality and Travel and Tourism sector, 30 learners will be short listed for a six months training. Attending every Tuesdays and Thursday for 2 hours (mornings) at Alliance Francaise based in Parkview, Johannesburg.
I have been a Tourist Guide for many years now and a teacher/nature guide for many more and looking back, I tried to understand how I have managed to keep in this hurley burley industry all this time through such incredibly turbulent times. Maybe there is something to be learnt from all of this?
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