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?

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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Chinese Museum Melbourne

 Tuesday 29th January, 2019

 11am – Hosted Tour

 12pm – Free time in Museum

 1pm – Lunch with members (to be arranged on day)

The Melbourne Chinese Museum will be hosting PTGAA Members for a truly special Famil PD session not to be missed!

Be amongst the 40 guests to be hosted by Silvia Ercole, Museum Education Manager on a personalised tour of the Museum, with a focus on Melbourne’s Chinese New Year traditions.

Meeting place:

The meeting place is Chinese Melbourne Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne.

Cost:   FREE for 2019 members– but be quick to register as only 40 places available.

RSVP by 15th January  HERE NOW!

Please don’t wait to register and book your spot as there are only 40 places available!  

With thanks to Annamaria Di Iuorio for arranging this PD!

 

Certificate IV in Tour Guiding – Holmesglen Institute

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

Commencing Feb 12, 2019 – 12 week Tour Guiding Skills Set course.

There is a midyear break from the middle of May to the middle of July and the 2nd part of the Cert IV commences in July.
Location:  City Campus (right across from the Shrine) and Waverley
Costs – TBA
Go to Holmesglen website:  https://holmesglen.edu.au/

 

End of Year Celebration!

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Thursday 6th December, 6.30pm  

Dinner and Drinks at Saint & Rogue

 

Classically trained, Head Chef Brendan Cowie and his team call upon over four decades of shared fine dining experience – including Michelin Star holders across Europe, to present an internationally influenced, modern twist on Australian cuisine that celebrates locally sourced produce and quality ingredients.

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