Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia

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

The Association is a foundation member of Guiding Organisations Australia Inc. (GOA) which is the National peak industry body for all Australian tour guides.

We also have a partner relationship with Tourism Victoria and other Industry stakeholders.

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

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


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Melbourne Tourism Exchange

All PTGAA members are invited to attend the Melbourne Tourism Exchange .

Tuesday 2nd September at ZINC in Federation Square between 2 and 4 pm

This is a chance for guides to  mingle with tourism operators and business operators to be updated on what is on offer to visitors.

If you wish to attend as a PTGAA guide you will need to book through Jim McInerney

If you are attending , you should have your PTGAA identification badge

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We have just confirmed the date and venue for the 2014 PTGAA Annual General Meeting.

Could you put into your diaries:
Function:                PTGAA 2014 AGM
Date:                      Wed. 17 Sept, 2014
Venue:                   Victorian Artist Society

2014 AGM Papers.  We request that all PTGAA members read them. They include: Notice of the Meeting; Agenda; Nomination Form and Minutes of Previous AGM Meeting.

Could you please email Marion Brauer if you attending – this is for catering purposes only -

Our guest speaker will be Dianne Smith CEO of VTIC.
Dianne has enjoyed being Chief Executive of Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) since January 2012. VTIC is the peak industry Body representing the needs of tourism and events in Victoria, and the organisation behind the Victorian Tourism Conference.

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