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 Mission Statement :

“To represent, educate and support guides so that they can provide world class service to the tourism industry”

Why use a TGA 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.

  • TGA guides have a high level of expertise, knowledge and a variety of specialised skills
  • Professional development opportunities are available to TGA 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 TGA 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 TGA 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.

A great guide is worth their weight in gold!

Available services included bu not limited to :

  • 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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VICTORIAN PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY COVID IMPACT

TGA (formerly PTGAA) was invited to lodge a submission to the Victorian Parliamentary enquiry to the impacts of COVID on tourism. 

The submission was  accepted and listed on the Victoria Government website. TGA has also applied to attend speak on behalf of our members at the Parliamentary enquiry and we are waiting for this to be accepted.

You can view all the submissions by clicking the below buttons, or download a copy of the submission that was lodged by TGA (PTGAA).

Austrade Enquiry Re imagining the Visitor Economy

The Reimagining the Visitor Economy Expert Panel has been appointed to advise industry and governments on the future of Australia’s visitor economy – which encompasses domestic and international tourism, international students, business and leisure travellers, as well as associated industries such as hospitality, aviation and accommodation.

TGA will be preparing a response on behalf of members. We welcome input to our submission or members can respond individually. Comments to office@tga.org.au

COVID 19

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