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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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