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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Rediscover the Mornington Peninsula! – 8th May 2019

Session 1- Daytime – Free entry and famil – Limited to 40 PTGAA Members to:

The Moonlit Sanctuary, Jackalope Hotel/Winery/Spa, Arthur’s Seat  Eagle(inc. free Cable car ride!), The Enchanted Garden, St Andrew’s Beach Brewery  

Please find Details & go here to RSVP  – PTGAA Mornington Peninsula PD – Daytime Session – Rediscover the Mornington Peninsula as a Tourist Destination

Session 2 – Evening – Free Evening Bathing Session at The Peninsula Hot Springs- discover the newly revamped Hot Springs and enjoy an evening of bathing!

Please find Details & go here to RSVP – PTGAA Mornington Peninsula PD- Evening Session- Peninsula Hot Springs

 NB. PTGAA Photo ID cards are required at each Host site!!

MacRobertson the man, and his Great Chocolate Empire…..

FULLY BOOKED 

A walking tour with Isabel Simpson

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Melbourne City of Literature PD

Thursday 14th March, 2019

9.30 am START

Meeting place: Main Foyer of Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Host:  David Ryding – Director, City of Literature Office

In 2008, Melbourne joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network when at the time it was designated the first and only City of Literature in Australia, and the second in the world!  David Ryding, Director – City of Literature, will be hosting members of the PTGAA at the Wheeler Centre offering insights to Melbourne’s’ literary history and current standing on the world stage, followed by a tour of the State Library, the oldest public library in Australia!

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