About

PTGAA’s Mission:

“To represent, educate and support guides so that they can

 provide world class service to the tourism industry”

Why use a PTGAA Guide?

Tour guides are the all important ‘Face of the tourism industry’. They have the most direct contact with visitors and are in a great position to positively influence how guests – both international and domestic – feel about Australia and the services they receive.

  • PTGAA guides have a high level of expertise, knowledge and a variety of specialised skills
  • Professional development opportunities are available to PTGAA members ensuring continued education and upgrading of skills.
  • Guides are able to assist businesses Australia-wide, including fluent and licensed language guides.
  • The professional services of a PTGAA tour guide can assist in the growth of your business.
  • Impressed customers and guests may provide your business with positive feedback.
  • Plus referrals, increased opportunities, and business growth.
  • All PTGAA guides are required to maintain Level II First Aid plus CPR.
  • And they must be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance to the value of minimum $10m (most have insurance to $20m).
  • With a professional tour guide, your business can enjoy peace of mind, knowing your guests are in capable and safe hands.

A great guide is worth their weight in gold!

Services might include:

  • Domestic and international travel and tour assistance
  • Meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions and events
  • Arrival and departure assistance
  • Both day and extended touring
  • Local orientation services (familiarisations & agent or incentives assistance)
  • City sights & walks
  • Attractions or site visits
  • Special interest tours
  • Language guides offer additional interpretive oral and written services, including Auslan.

Special Interest Areas

Guides special interests and knowledge may include:

Culture,  Heritage,  Nature,  Wildlife,  Eco-tourism,  Adventure tourism,  Art, Music, Indigenous tourism, LGQBT tourism, gastronomy and wine, science and engineering etc.

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Next PD Event

Melbourne Gaol PD & Networking Lunch

Wednesday 12 June 2019 –  More information coming soon

The building that once held Victoria’s most notorious criminals is now one of Melbourne’s oldest surviving structures and a museum devoted to its past

 

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PTGAA 2019 AGM +
Sealife Melbourne & Industry Partners PD

17 September 2019   4:00PM to 8:00 PM

 

Past PD Event

Rediscover the Mornington Peninsula!   8th May 2019

PTGAA Mornington Peninsula PD – Daytime Session – Rediscover the Mornington Peninsula as a Tourist Destination

Session 1- Daytime – Free entry and famil – Limited to PTGAA Members –  The Moonlit Sanctuary, Jackalope Hotel/Winery/Spa, Arthur’s Seat  Eagle(inc. free Cable car ride!), The Enchanted Garden, St Andrew’s Beach Brewery  

PTGAA Mornington Peninsula PD – Daytime Session – Rediscover the Mornington Peninsula as a Tourist Destination

PTGAA Mornington Peninsula PD- Evening Session- Peninsula Hot Springs

Session 2 – Evening – Free Evening Bathing Session at The Peninsula Hot Springs- discover the newly revamped Hot Springs and enjoy an evening of bathing!

 NB. PTGAA Photo ID cards are required at each Host site!!