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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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Annual General Meeting Wednesday 20 September

All PTGAA members & their guests are welcome to attend the AGM on Wednesday 20th September at 5:45 for 6pm.

Victorian Society of Artists, 430 Albert St, East Melbourne.

The AGM is always an important date in our annual calendar. It is when the committee reports to you, the members on what has been achieved by your association in the last 12 months. 

AGM GUEST SPEAKER

Our guest speaker this year is Sheree Marris who will screen her documentary, Melbourne Down Under.

This stunning natural history documentary will take viewers on an incredible journey of discovery, revealing the city’s best kept secret, Port Phillip Bay, a vibrant and dynamic marine environment.

RSVP for AGM

 

 

 

Skills Set – Certificate 111 in Tour Guiding Holmesglen Institute

 

Holmesglen Institute will again be conducting this popular course at their City Campus.

The course will start on 11July and run until 7September. It will be held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (5.30 to 9.30) and two Saturdays.

This skills set will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate local and regional tours while awarding you nationally accredited units of competency.

Whilst updating your knowledge of Melbourne and Victoria, you will learn how to effectively manage and entertain a tour group and provide them with first rate commentary.

The program will be delivered at our city campus on St Kilda Road, (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance). There will be a number of off-campus activities including two full day excursion to ensure you get the hands on experience required to be industry ready. The skill set is taught by leading well-connected tour guiding professionals who are currently working in the industry.

For course detail: Contact 9564 1699

http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/courses/hospitality_tourism_and_events/travel_and_tourism/certificate_iii_in_guiding2