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Association of hotels and restaurants of Azerbaijan becomes member of WFTGA

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Baku, January 31 AZERTAC

Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Azerbaijan has joined the World Federation of Tourist Guides (World Federation of Tourist Guide Association).

Cooperation with WFTGA gives impetus to the implementation of interesting projects.

The WFTGA membership gives an opportunity to take part in a number of interesting projects of the international organization.

The WFTGA came into being as a result of proposals put forward at the first International Convention of Tourist Guides, in February 1985. The Federation was officially registered as a non-profit organization under Austrian law after a second Convention held in Vienna in 1987.

At each international convention the WFTGA grew and today the organization has members from more than 70 countries, representing well over 200,000 individual tourist guides, WFTGA has established an international network of professional tourist guides and today is the only global forum for tourist guides and continues to grow with the changes of this industry.

The WFTGA encourages and supports the use of only area-specific tourist guides to member regions which keeps the local tourist guides working and ensures that visitors have accurate and professional services from our members’ regions.

The day-to-day running of the World Federation is the responsibility of the Executive Board whose members are elected by delegates of the member countries for a two- year period at each Convention. To take a position on the Executive Board one has to know that such a position means complete involvement, dedication and many hours of work. Executive Board members who are elected must be actively practicing tourist guides who are not tour operators, or tourist guide employers.

The World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations is dedicated and committed

to establishing contact with tourist guide associations, individuals, tourism training institutes throughout the world and to reinforcing their professional ties.

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