The World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations WFTGA

The BVGD has been a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) since 2001.

The World Association represents 200,000 guides in 82 countries on all five continents. The first World Convention was held in 1985 in Israel. Four years later, the WFTGA announced that the worldwide project “International Tourist Guide Day” would be held annually on its foundation day, 21 February.

The WFTGA regularly publishes an online newsletter containing current information about its work. You can download the latest newsletters here:

Newsletter 06/2022

Newsletter 07/2022

In 2015, the WFTGA celebrated its 30th anniversary under the motto “30 years guiding World Heritage and Culture – We are the professionals!” According to WFTGA statutes, the BVGD as a member of the WFTGA is permitted to use the seal and corresponding links of the World Federation, although BVGD members are not allowed to use them.

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The WFTGA Convention 2013 in Macau issued a statement in which its members commit themselves to high quality and service standards.

2013 Macau Declaration for Tourist Guides around the World