Books & CDs

Compact and Useful Information
for the Tourist Guide
and the Tourism Industry
The World Federation has produced and will continue to produce useful booklets, surveys and information for its members and the tourism industry.



Tourist Guiding Worldwide

An overview of the guiding profession with information on tourist guide associations, membership, the organisation of tourist guides associations, qualifications required, conditions of work, fees, and legal issues. We are continually updating this information. 

Tourist Guiding Worldwide: Jane Orde Document

Summary of Tourist Guide Worldwide Survey: February 2011


Handbook for Tourist Guides: New Edition 2015

WFTGA: 1985-2014 - 29 Years Guiding World Heritage & Culture

This history of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) contains extracts from the WFTGA Handbook for Tourist Guides (1995); Convention Workshops and Lectures (1985-2013); and contributions from WFTGA members around the world. 

In 1995, Titina Loizides, President WFTGA edited the first Handbook for Guides, which was the outcome of all the lectures and workshops of the conventions. Since 1995, the convention reports, workshops and lectures have been produced in individual brochures and more recently on pen drive– all of these are included also in this pen drive.

 As part of the aim of the Federation is to promote high standards of training within the profession of the Tourist Guide we have included the work done by WFTGA International Trainers over the past 30 years. We have also included interviews with Past Presidents and long - term members of the WFTGA who have contributed their own memories and stories.

Available in Pen Drive on request

Handbook for Tourist Guides: Contents

Price 10 Euro plus postage : Contact

How to set up a Tourist Guides Association

Guidelines which have proved particularly helpful for professional tourist guides wishing to found an association. This document is also useful for associations already established but needing directions for developing their association.

How To Set Up A Tourist Guides Association

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