New Orleans in 2007 - The Third NFTGA-USA Conference

Six members from the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association (CTPA) were invited to write about their experiences at the third NFTGA-USA conference, held in New Orleans in 2007.

In addition to workshops and tours, three CTPA members attended special business sessions before and during the conference and were asked to write in detail about the four primary areas of the conferences - speakers, meetings, tours and workshops.

We think you will benefit from their various points of views and gain a more complete picture of this recent national guide conference.

Download an 8 page, edited-for-national-distribution report of their account. *Note the report is in pdf format

Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu spoke...

Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu spoke at the conference's Opening Ceremony held at the National D-Day Museum
(photo by Donna Primas, Chicago)

Classroom at the Ritz-Carlton

Attentive listeners enjoyed the classroom setting at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.
(photo by Joyce Bell, San Diego)

Dinner and music aboard the Steamboat Natchez

Dinner and Jazz music by The Dukes of Dixieland the was enjoyed aboard the Steamboat Natchez.
(photo by Joyce Bell, San Diego)

Second Line Parade

Tour guides enjoyed being part of the spectacle in the French Quarter in the specially organized Second Line Parade led by The Storyville Stompers.
(photo by Joyce Bell, San Diego)