Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia

The PTGAA was established in 1985 in Melbourne as a professional association representing tour guides and tour managers.

The Association is a founding member of the national peak industry body for all tour guides, Guiding Organisations Australia Inc. (GOA).

We also have a partner relationship with a variety of Tourism associations and other Industry stakeholders.

The PTGAA provides the Tourism and Incentives industry with professionally trained, reliable and skilled staffing choices.

Our members are supported in developing and maintaining an ongoing high standard of expertise through professional career development, mentoring, training modules, and networking opportunities.


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Victoria Then

Museums Australia (Victoria) is thrilled and very proud to announce the opening of Victoria Then, an exhibition featuring objects, photographs and stories from the collections of five small Victorian museums working with MA (Vic)’s Roving Curator. The exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, bringing to life unusual and little known facts from Victoria’s history.

Dates: 8 December 2014 – 5 February 2015

Venue: Arts Victoria Foyer Art Space, Level 6, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank Vic 3006

Cost: Free entry

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International Champions Cup coming to Australia in 2015

Today’s official announcement made by the Nine Live, TLA Worldwide, RSE Ventures and the Victorian Minister for Sport & Recreation Damian Drum that Melbourne will be the exclusive host city for the world’s major football (soccer) tournament, the International Champions Cup Australia in July 2015.

This event is considered to be the most significant football event ever to be held in Australia and Destination Melbourne applauds the efforts of the Victorian Major Events Company to secure this event on behalf of Victoria.

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