MESSAGE FROM SNTGA PRESIDENT

My Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the 19th WFTGA Convention 2021 in Novi Sad, Serbia!

 

It seems like such a long time ago that we were preparing the bid during 2018, to present in 2019. Many things have happened since. At that time, it sounded surreal that we would get the chance to be your hosts for the next convention, especially when we remember who the other colleagues and bidding destinations were. But you, our dear colleagues, have chosen Serbia and Novi Sad for your 19th WFTGA Convention. Thank you all for allowing us that honor!

Our country is not big, however it has so many things to offer to its guests, including you. Across the country, you can find a lot of historical and cultural monuments dedicated to the different periods and ethnicities, different natural features from plains in the north to mountains in the south. One can taste our rich national cuisine and beverages well known in the region and the world. But people are the most important element of any country. We are proud of the Serbian hospitality and kindness, treating every person like a family member. When you come to Serbia be prepared to become a part of our family.

In 2010, when we were establishing our Serbian National Tourist Guide Association, we had a vision to make a difference for our profession; to support practical training of local tourist guides, to organize workshops and meetings of colleagues, to connect them with guides from all around the world, and many other things. We didn’t dream that we would be able to bring all of you to us, to Serbia.

Maybe this will sound to you as a cliché but tourist guides are ambassadors of their countries, and we in SNTGA truly believe in that. We are proud to be a member of WFTGA big family! We promise to do our best to make you feel Welcomed in Serbia!

Best wishes to all our colleagues from all around the world.

 

Yours truly,

Ivana Ćuruvija
President of Serbian National Tourist Guide Association

Ivana Ćuruvija
President of Serbian National Tourist Guide Association