Member Benefits Industry

Tourism Industry Discounts

The industry partnerships TGA fosters and promotes across the Tourism Industry offer numerous business benefits to our members, including industry discounts for the resale of Site tickets, access to unique venues

MEMBERS’ ONLY INDUSTRY DISCOUNTS   Members Only login required

Tour Content Info & Resources

TGA  promotes collaboration amongst members, Tourism Sites, with members having access to Tour Sheets, content and links to specific information resources

Group Insurance Cover & Benefits

TGA assists Members with cost of business by offering access to our group insurance, complying with all stipulated regulatory and industry requirements. The Cover is underwritten by Lloyds of London and Members can access the insurance either as Sole Traders, Site Guides or as a Business.

PD Professional Development Events

Members of TGA  are offered regular Professional Development and Famils.

Networking & Mentorship

The various networking events throughout the year, culminating in our AGM offer members and prospective new members access to the network, share experiences and learnings. Members include University professors lecturing in Tourism, experts in the area of Architecture and History now working as professional guides.  Mentorship of newcomers to the industry is offered gladly with a view to encourage professionalism in our industry.  Refer to our  “Events” page- we look forward to meeting persons considering joining us at an event open to the public.

Employment

Sourcing and advertising of Professional Tour Guide Members for Touring, Incentive travel, Corporate and Public Event hosting, etc.

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2021 TGA Industry Day

Tour Guides Australia is excited to invite you to an Industry Day

Media Release – Tour guide association set to bring tourism industry together online (2)

Day 1 of 2 – Wednesday 29 September 2021 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Day 2 of 2 – Thursday 18 November 2021 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM 

This is a day when we come together right across Australia to celebrate our profession and be inspired about the future of our profession.

We have an amazing line-up of presenters who represent organisations that influence the work of guides and tour operators at a national level.

Our first session is a not-to-missed virtual tour ‘Around the Grounds’ to discover the resilience and adaptability of guides and operators working in our major regions and their perspectives on the future of guiding.

We will hear from key leaders in the tourism industry:

  • Ashleigh Bartley, Specialist Aboriginal Tourism – Visit Victoria
  • Claire Nuthall, Account Manager Cruise – Akorn Australia & New Zealand
  • Rob Dougan, Tourism Australia – Executive General Manager, Strategy & Research
  • Samantha Palmer, General Manager,  Austrade – Visitor Economy & Clients Program Division.
  • Jessica Keen, Australian Tourism Export Council – National Industry Development & Capability Manager
  • Aluschca Ritchie – World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations – President

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, to look forward and to connect with colleagues.

Wherever you are, we look forward to you joining us.

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Industry Day Program

Guided tour of the Fire Services Museum

POSTPONED EVENT – TBA  

Located in the former HQ of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the award winning Fire Services Museum Victoria, was opened in 1979.

The Museum includes a collection of over 10,000 fire related items collected both nationally and internationally and includes Country Fire Authority, Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Fire Rescue Victoria fire appliances, personnel histories, memorabilia and associated items.

Afterwards, join us for a networking lunch at Sir Osborn Cafe on the ground floor of Orica House, 1 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne.

INFORMATION & REFUNDS 

MENTORING HOLMESGLEN TOUR GUIDING STUDENTS

Joy Vandoske, tour guide trainer at Holmesglen TAFE in Melbourne, is looking for mentor tour guides to act as guests for the tours that her students are delivering for an assessment project.

Guides are also asked to provide some encouraging and constructive feedback to the students.  An excellent opportunity to nurture our future profession!  Please contact Joy to join a mailing list so she can contact you when this activity is re-scheduled – joy.vandoske@holmesglen.edu.au