Registered in Vienna, Austria, WFTGA is a non-profit-making professional organization dedicated to the promotion of high standards of training and ethics within the profession of tourist guides. WFTGA aims:
to establish contact with Tourist Guide Associations throughout the world, to reinforce their professional ties and to promote and protect the interests of professional tourist guides;
to represent professional Tourist Guide Associations internationally;
to work for the improvement of the quality and reputation of the profession of Tourist Guides worldwide;
to hold a Convention of Tourist Guide Associations at regular intervals.
International conventions every two years bringing together tourist guides and industry partners on themes such as “Eco-tourism, the Tourist Guide’s Role” (2009);
International Tourist Guide Day (ITGD) on 21 February each year with member associations;
Training courses such as “Hands-On Tourist Guiding”, “Train the Trainer” and “Cruise Guide Training” in various countries;
Website offering information both for tourist guides and the industry; publications such as Guidelines, published quarterly on the website, Checklist for Tourist Guides and Handbook for Tourist Guides.