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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?

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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PTGAA 2018 AGM


Thursday 20 Sep, 2018
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

Are you interested in joining the PTGAA committee to be able to contribute more actively to our Association? Read more…

Certificate IV in Tour Guiding – Holmesglen Institute

A certificate IV course in Tour Guiding will be conducted at Holmesglen Institute

Commencing July 30, 2018

For more information, please contact contact Nicolas Bottiglieri directly at nicolas.bottiglieri@holmesglen.edu.au