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?

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 great 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 with guides fluent in many different languages and licensed across many skills.
  • The professional services of a PTGAA tour guide can assist in growth of your business.
  • Impressed customers and guests will provide your business with positive feedback.
  • Which lead to more referrals and increased opportunities and more business growth.
  • All PTGAA guides are required to maintain Level II First Aid plus CPR
  • All PTGAA guides must be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance to the value of minimum $10m (and most have insurance to $20m).
  • When using a professional tour guide, your business can enjoy peace of mind, knowing your assignment is in the most capable of hands.

A great guide is worth their weight in gold!

Services might include:

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

Special Interest Areas

Special interests may include areas of:

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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PTGAA Christmas Function

Tuesday 12th December

Pelican’s Landing

1 Syme St.

Williamstown

Drinks at bar prices from 5.00pm

Dinner (A La Carte Menu) from 6.30 pm

Travel by ferry from Southgate to Williamstown- Last ferries 3.30 or 4.30 -return by train or make own arrangements.

RSVP : office@ptgaa.org.au

 

PTGAA Learning Day

Creating Stories

Tuesday 14th November  9:30am – 3:30pm

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett St.

This learning day will go to the very core of what it is to be a tour guide and will be invaluable to both experienced, new tour and prospective guides.

We have special guest presenters Shawn Callahan, Arnold Zable and Christine Worthington

Shawn is the founder of anecdote.com which is about crafting engaging and compelling narrative.

http://www.anecdote.com/

Arnold is a well- known lecturer, storyteller and author.

http://www.arnoldzable.com.au/about-the-author/

Christine in the collections manager at the Royal Historical Society

http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/collections

This will be a full-day workshop and the costs, including lunch and morning tea, are:

PTGAA members $50 Non-members $60

To guarantee your place please make your payment either directly into the PTGAA bank account (BSB 033 086 A/c 152 048) or by credit card (email your card number, expiry date, CVV). Please, if transferring into the bank account, clearly identify your deposit with your surname and LD (for Learning Day).

RSVP here