Welcome IATDG to Fabulous Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild is pleased to welcome the 2018 International Association of Tour Directors and Guides (IATDG) Annual Conference of Group Tour Gurus to Fabulous Las Vegas!

The LVTGG welcomes the 2018 IATDG Annual Conference to Fabulous Las Vegas

The conference is taking place at the South Point from November 11 through November 15. Along with our partners at the LVCVA, we’re excited for the opportunity to share and explore some of our city’s vibrant history, sights, and attractions with our IATDG colleagues. We have a fleet of buses ready to roll, our Las Vegas guides standing by, and a list of shows, sites, and attractions rolling out the red carpet.  Sunshine fun, blue skies, and sandstone mountains meets 24/7 entertainment, glittering lights, and neon nights. Welcome IATDG!

2019 LVTGG Membership Renewals and New Member Applications Available Now

The busy season is winding down and, like the goddess of the harvest in the Bellagio Conservatory, it may be time to rest for a moment, but ~ don’t sleep on renewing your membership or joining the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild  for the coming year ~ 2019 LVTGG Membership Renewals and New Member Applications are available  now!

All current and prospective members are encouraged to renew or join now to lock in your LVTGG Membership benefits for 2019.

New Members joining now will receive benefits including listing on our Members Pages through the balance of 2018 ~ it’s a great deal, don’t delay, renew or join today!

Membership applications and dues payments can be completed entirely online in just a few minutes!

Visit LVTGG Membership – Join or Renew to complete your Renewal or New Member Application.

Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, halfway point, border between Nevada and Arizona

LVTGG Members are going places!

The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild is vital to the Las Vegas tourism community and visitors because of you – our smart, talented, curious, and involved members. The low dues are one of our most beneficial expenses for 2019.

Some of the important benefits of membership are:

  • Listing on our website’s Members Page, www.lvtgg.com/members. Be sure to review your listing and make sure your information is correct. Many guides receive regular communication from companies interested in hiring guides; these companies will contact you directly. One hour of work gained through your listing pays for yearly dues – what a bargain! If you wish to make any updates to your listing, this can be noted when submitting your renewal.
  • Knowledge & recognition gained from being a LVTGG Member and becoming a LVTGG Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide via the CPTG Training and Certification Program. CPTG Members are recognized on the website’s Members Page and a separate Certified Guide page.
  • Relevant gatherings, networking and educational events, often with complimentary admission to attractions and sites. Watch for emails and RSVP for these enjoyable and valuable meetings.
  • Continuing education site inspections and familiarization trips.
  • The LVCVA recommends the guild web site when tour guide requests come to their offices.
  • LVTGG brochures are distributed to national & regional travel shows, directly and through partner associations. The information on the brochure leads the reader to visit our web site (and find you!).
  • Interesting tidbits of regional and Vegas information from our board members, educational instructors, and Facebook page create timely exchange of ideas, facts, and relevant material that you can pass on to your clients.
  • Active Facebook and Twitter pages. Check out our pages and post your pictures, comments, useful tidbits, and area updates. Your voice and expertise can and should be part of the dialogue for others to see.

Keep on traveling!

Your colleagues at the LVTGG

National Travel and Tourism Week 2018 Rally – May 8

TRAVEL RALLY DAY
“Then & Now” Extravaganza Show

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Fremont Street Experience Third Street Stage

Join the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority (LVCVA) and your colleagues with the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild (LVTGG) in celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week. This is a chance for the entire community to show their support for the economic importance of travel and tourism to Southern Nevada. The official color for Travel Rally Day is RED so we encourage everyone to GO RED at the National Travel and Tourism Week’s main event.

We ask our members, industry partners, and community businesses to show support for Tourism and Travel on Tuesday, May 8 at the Fremont Street Experience Third Street Stage. The LVCVA is hosting its annual Travel Rally Day by celebrating our local community and visitors who make Las Vegas the world’s best destination for leisure and business travel. This year’s event, led by Host Committee Chairman Oscar Goodman and iconic showgirls, will include a “Then & Now” Extravaganza Show with performances by Frank Sinatra and Elvis impersonators followed by a final performance from local top 40’s band, Zowie Bowie. Locals and tourists will have the opportunity to win special giveaways from hotels, shows and attractions. There will also be a chance to win drink tickets and VIP passes to the Four Queens Hotel’s private patio for free appetizers and an open bar during the rally only.  

Celebrate our #1 industry in Southern Nevada: Tourism! 

@LVCVAImpact / #TourismMatters / #NTTW18

 

2018 Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide Class

 

UPDATED – This class has past, watch for announcement of next class schedule

 

The LVTGG Training Committee is pleased to announce that the next Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide (CPTG) Training Class will begin Sunday January 14, 2018 – and is open for registration now!

In addition to providing a proven method for tour guides to train and be tested in accurate Las Vegas knowledge and guiding skills, benefits include a low class fee and a flexible schedule designed to work with our members’ busy lives.

The class is open only to members of the guild (new members or renewing members).

Note that in order to accommodate members attending the ITMI Symposium, the previously announced start date of January 7 has been changed to January 14.

For more information, updated class dates, and to register for the class, click here: PAST DATE

Register today and receive a $25 discount off the regular class fee ($50 instead of $75)! 

Las vegas Tourist Guides Guild Certified Professional Tour Guide Training Class at the Nevada State Museum

The RJ publishes a reader quiz in conjuction with the LVTGG

The RJ, Las Vegas’s daily newspaper, published an online quiz in coordination with the LVTGG entitled “Can you pass the test to become a certified Vegas tour guide?” The quiz has 15 multiple choice and true/false questions covering a range of topics that a certified Las Vegas guide would know.

We’re excited to have been asked to participate in putting together this quiz, and know it will be good fun for our members and the community. LVTGG certified guides will likely notice that, unlike the guild’s class and testing, the RJ’s quiz doesn’t have any questions relating to the practical tour guide skills a certified Las Vegas tour guide must have, such as how to manage and speak with groups, location and transportation knowledge, working with tour companies and DMCs, and much more, but it’s all in good fun so we’ll let that slide 🙂

So, have at it LVTGG members! You can take the quiz here: Can you pass the test to become a Certified Vegas Tour Guide?

If you’ve passed the LVTGG training class, we’re expecting 100% scores from you!

If you’re interested in the LVTGG’s training program, more information can be found here. The dates of the next session have not been set, but if you express your interest, we will advise when the next class dates are scheduled. Note that one must be a member of the guild to take the class, and that tour guide experience is a necessary qualification to obtaining certification from the LVTGG.

Keep on Traveling ~ the LVTGG Training Team