WFTGA International Training Centre Nicosia Cyprus

The WFTGA International Training Centre, Cyprus, ran from 2nd to 13th November 2015 a full TRAIN THE TRAINER course (including HOT part) in cooperation with the University of Cyprus.  The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) is the main sponsor of the WFTGA trainings delivered at the Cyprus International Training Centre since 2006. The 2015 training programme was also sponsored by A. G. Leventis Foundation, the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association, the Cyprus Antiquities Department, the University of Cyprus - Centre of Continuing Training, Assessment and Development, and the Nicosia Municipality. 
The 2015 Train the Trainer course was led by LIT Trainer Titina Loizidou, assisted by IT Trainer Georgia Constanti, who was also the local Administrator of the course. The course was coordinated and supervised by LIT Maria Aristidou - WFTGA Cyprus ITC Representative and  Course Coordinator - in close cooperation with the WFTGA Training Head, LIT Ivana Curuvija, and the WFTGA President, LIT Felicitas Wressnig. The 10 TtT participants came from the following countries: Albania, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Nepal and Slovenia. All the participants have expressed very positive comments and following their success in all assessments/exams they are now WFTGA accredited National Trainers. The participants came from the following countries: Albania, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Nepal and Slovenia. 
From 2006 until 2015, the WFTGA Cyprus Training Centre has organised successfully 9 annual training programmes (including HOT, TtT and ITtT, plus one Cruise Guide Training), training so far more than 130 participants from the following countries: Abu Dhabi, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dubai, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Nepal, Poland, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, the Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.
Nicosia, Cyprus – December 2015
Maria Aristidou
WFTGA Cyprus International Training Centre Representative & Course Coordinator