Join us for a very special NFTGA LIVE Virtual Presentation
10:30 a.m. CST on January 27, 2022
We postponed our 2022, NFTGA Conference to ensure that our attendees would be able to thoroughly enjoy the conference without Covid restrictions. While we wait, why not do something to further your education and prepare for what is next? Sign up for this very special virtual meeting and treat yourself to a couple of fun and educational hours.
JANUARY 27, 2022
10:30am CST The NFTGA President, Ellen Malasky (a member of The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC) will provide opening remarks, a brief history of the NFTGA, introduce the incoming NFTGA Board and welcome our special guest, Rick Steves.
11:00am CST International travel guru Rick Steves will speak about the changes in tourism that have taken place since COVID, and then help us all imagine what travel may look like in a post-COVID world. He’ll also be responding to questions from our attendees.
12:00pm CST Get a sneak peek of the next in-person NFTGA conference, scheduled to take place January 25-27, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas! The hosting association, the Professional Tour Guide Association of San Antonio (PTGASA), coordinated the first-ever NFTGA conference in 2002. It is appropriate that they help us enter a new era of tourism going forward. Their representatives will provide information on the conference hotel, sights to see in San Antonio and the surrounding area, and an overview of the seminars that will be offered during this valuable three-day investment in your career!
Don’t miss this! The only way to “see” this virtual presentation is to BE THERE at this special day and time! The presentation will NOT be recorded, nor will it be available to watch afterwards.
Payment is required at least 24 hours in advance to be sent the link for the meeting. Registration is only online at https://nftgaregistration.com/. Payment can be made using PayPal or a credit card and the registrant must agree to pay any fees associated with registration.
NFTGA Member Ticket: $15 +
+ processing fee
Non-Member Ticket: $20 + processing fee
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Photo: Ben Shafer, Photographer
NFTGA was formed in 1998 to represent, promote and protect the common interests of tourist guide associations in the United States of America. The organization is comprised of 21 member associations from different geographic areas around the United States, and has ties to associations throughout the world though our membership in the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA). Collectively, we represent thousands of tour guides, managers and planners throughout the US. You can see the listing of member associations here.
The on-going focus and commitment of the NFTGA-USA is to promote effective training and continuing education, while upholding a strict code of ethics and demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism. It is essential that guides welcome visitors and act in such a way as to bring credit to the U.S. and their local area while promoting their country, region and city as desirable tourist destinations.
Tourist guides are the frontline tourism professionals, who act as good-will ambassadors to throngs of domestic and international visitors who visit our cities and our nation. Formation of the NFTGA-USA was just the first step towards the promotion of the visibility and importance of using professional, trained guides.