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Thursday, February 21, 2019, is International Tourist Guide Day

Wednesday, February 20, 2019  
Posted by: Russ Norfleet

       The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC 


Thursday, February 21, 2019, is International Tourist Guide Day

Annually on February 21, members of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) celebrate International Tourist Guide Day to highlight the role tourist guides play in the tourism industry. Events and activities are held by member associations to showcase the skills and professionalism of tourist guides. Member associations encourage their members to participate in training and educational events to grow their skills and be the best in their profession.

The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC (The Guild) is celebrating International Tourist Guide Day February 21, 2019 with members and friends at the Observation Deck, CEB Tower, in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia. After enjoying a 360-degree panoramic view of the Washington, DC metropolitan area from the deck, Ellen Malasky, president of the National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (NFTGA), will speak about the 2019 WFTGA Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Guild is a member of the WFTGA and the NFTGA. Guild membership consists of tourist guides, Affiliate members, and Friends. Tourist guides show tourists around places of interest in the Washington, DC area. Affiliate members organize tours and bring groups to Washington, DC. Friends offer services to the tourism industry and promote and enhance Washington, DC as a tour destination. Guild members work together to provide tourists to Washington, DC with wonderful tour experiences.

Guild tourist guides are experienced in providing customized tours of the historic, cultural, and natural attractions of the Washington, DC area for groups, families, and individuals. Guild tourist guides can guide tours in many different languages. Whether you want a tour of monuments, memorials, museums, the White House, U.S. Capitol, Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, DC neighborhoods, parks, African American history sites, Civil War sites, or whatever, there is a Guild tourist guide who will work with you to make it happen.

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Russ Norfleet

Communications Committee Co-chair