Become a Friend of the Guild

Friends of The Guild include tour destinations, museums, attractions, lodgings, restaurants, associations, and government agencies.

Apply as a Friend

Friends offer services to the tourism industry and promote and enhance Washington, DC as a tour destination.

Apply as a Friend!

$150 - For Profit Organization
$100 - Non-profit Organization

Membership as a Friend of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC, gives your organization the following benefits:

  1. MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY  -  A listing in our comprehensive directory, which includes the telephone numbers, addresses and descriptions of licensed Tourist Guides, Tour Operators (Affiliates), and other Friends. (historic sites, dining places, museums, photographers, institutions, etc.)

  2. WEBSITE LISTING  - A listing in our list of Friends of the Guild on this website, increasing your visibility to the touring public, with a link to your website.

  3. THE CAPITAL GUIDE ONLINE  -  The Guild's informative newsletter with a calendar of events and articles relating to the Washington DC metropolitan area tourism industry.

  4.  JOB FAIR AND SHOWCASE  -  Opportunity to market your business to Guild Affiliates (Tour Operators) and Guild Guides at our annual trade show each Fall,

  5.  BUSINESS MEETINGS  -  Opportunity to network and share information about your business with Tour Guides and Tour Operators. Monthly meetings (except April, May and June) are held at various sites of interest to the tourism industry.

  6. AFFILIATION  -  The Guild belongs to:World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations--USA, Destination DC, DC Chamber of Commerce, and Washington Area Concierge Association.

Questions? Contact 1st VP Corky Rainey at