World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations

Bringing professional tourist guides together since 1985, the WFTGA encourages standards in guiding
around the world. Registered in Vienna, Austria since 1987, the WFTGA are a not-for-profit, non-political, federation for guides. Today, the WFTGA represents tourist guides from over 100 countries, encouraging their qualification and accreditation in accordance the Definition of a Tourist Guide: A Tourist Guide is a person who guides visitors in the language of their choice and interprets the cultural & natural heritage of an area, which person normally possesses an area-specific qualification usually issued
and/or recognised by the appropriate authority (EN 13908:2003)