Why Join WFTGA?



FMO = Full Members Only

  • A Code of Ethics
  • One strong voice for thousands of guides worldwide
  • Prestige and kudos accrued through formal links with the WFTGA and its partners


  • A voice in UNESCO, UNWTO, FEG, SEATGA, IATM, European and International commissions -CEN & ISO
  • Industry information and representation of Members' interests worldwide
  • Contact with the tourism industry at international level


  • Raising Awareness of qualified professional tourist guides
  • Promotion of qualified tourist guides at trade fairs and meetings worldwide including the WTM
  • Promotion of associations and individual guides on the WFTGA website through Guideapedia
  • Promotion of International Tourist Guide Day (ITGD) on 21 February to showcase professional skills


  • WFTGA International Conventions every two years at reduced rates - these vary and depend on Convention hosts
  • Free access to lectures and Workshops at the biennial International Conventions
  • The opportunity to bid to host a WFTGA biennial International Convention (FMO)
  • Attending the full General Assembly of the WFTGA every two years through a delegate (FMO)
  • Delegates for Full Members may be elected onto the Executive Board (FMO)
  • Networking opportunities  and the exchange of tourist guiding experiences
  • Shared information on new trends in tourism, training and legal issues


  • Use of the WFTGA logo in accordance with WFTGA specified guidelines
  • Priority contributions to the digital online Guidelines Internation@l newsletter
  • Discounts through the Cultour Card Programme
  • Listing on a database of tourist guides and associated organisations


  • Training courses for tourist guides led by trained tourist guide Trainers on professional guiding skills and industry
  • Membership of the WFTGA Training Division (if the courses are completed successfully)


  • Advocacy and support by the WFTGA Executive Board, if requested
  • Support and ideas in the fight against unqualified guiding
  • Support for sustainable tourism, with an emphasis on the work and potential of qualified professional tourist guides