Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia

The PTGAA was established in 1991 as a professional association representing Australian tour guides and tour managers.

The association 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.

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

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

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Discovery & Interactive Tour Guide Education

The Professional Tour Guide Association is proud to be hosting a Full Day of Discovery & Interactive Tour Guide Education. With morning tea and sandwiches for lunch included to be held on Tuesday 5th May from 09.00-15.00.  This Discovery Day will be open to ALL – both PTGAA members and other interested parties.

This exiting Program has been put together based on specific requests from our guides.  Are you new to guiding? – or just interested in finding out more about guiding or the PTGAA? Or have been a tour guide for along time and would like to either learn ‘new tricks’ or impart your knowledge.

Then this event will provide you with a most suitable introduction to being not merely a good, but a professional Tour Guide.

All bookings to Bronwyn Wilson: artscape@ssc.net.au

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National Trust Heritage Festival

From 18th April to 26th May 2015 the National Trust (Victoria) along with its branches, properties and expert committees, invites you to celebrate a fantastic month of events, talks, tours and activities commemorating how Conflict & Compassion has shaped our communities.

In 2015 Australia commemorates the Centenary of ANZAC. For many Australians, the battle of Gallipoli is inextricably linked with our national identity. But how else does conflict and compassion shape our nation?From the Frontier Wars to the centenary of World War I, the 2015 Conflict & Compassion Festival in Victoria will explore the human side of war, rebellion, sacrifice and endurance, and the extraordinary stories of courage and compassion that come from the horror of conflict and strife.

For more information http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/vic/Heritage-Festival