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

Looking for a Las Vegas Tour Guide?

Looking for a professional tour guide while in Las Vegas?  Look no further than the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild.

Here, you will find a list of  dedicated professional tour guides for the Las Vegas area and the regional National Parks, as well as for over-the-road destinations.  Also, many of our members speak foreign languages, and these are listed on the Members Page and a separate foreign-language guides page.

Go For Quality!

Tour guides in Las Vegas are a dime a dozen, we know that!  Many are just part-time guides who want to make extra money and think they may know a thing or two about the location.

Don’t take that chance with your tour!  For quality, educated and informed professional Las Vegas tour guides, tour directors and event specialists, you want a Guide from The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild.

Many of our members have been certified as professional Las Vegas Tour Guides by the guild, meaning they have completed and passed the guild’s rigorous 8-week Las Vegas Guide training class and testing. Just ask them about it – they are proud of their achievement and it shows in the quality of their Las Vegas tours!

Whether for your Las Vegas tour group, or for a specialized Las Vegas tour during your Las Vegas vacation, a professional Las Vegas tour guide will ensure you have the best possible experience.

Hire A Trusted Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide ~

Hire your Las Vegas Tour Guide from The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild.

A listing of our members and their contact information can be found here.

A listing of members who have been certified via the guild’s Las Vegas Guide training program can be found here.

Members who speak various languages are listed here.

Our members look forward to showing you and your group the best of Fabulous Las Vegas!

If you have any questions or comments for the guild, please contact us.

NEW MEMBERS – Join the LVTGG today!

 

Are you a Tour Guide, Tour Manager, or Tour Professional in the Las Vegas Area?

Join your colleagues in the premier organization for Las Vegas Tour Guides, the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild (LVTGG)!

Who We Are
The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild is a membership organization of  tour professionals and members of the travel and tour industry who live and work in the Las Vegas area.

Guild Members are dedicated to promoting the integrity of our profession. We strive to improve the local tour industry and ensure quality service for our clients and customers.

The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild advocates for the advancement of the tour guide profession and tourism.  We also provide a liaison between tour guides and employers.

The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild is a member of the National Federation of Tour Guide Associations (NFTGA).

Now is a great time to join and receive the benefits of membership in the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild (LVTGG) ~ Join now and your membership will be valid through 2016!

Some of the important benefits of membership are:

  • A personal listing on our website’s Members Page, www.lvtgg.com/members. Many guides receive weekly communication from interested companies interested in step on guides; these companies will contact you directly. Foreign language guides also receive a listing on our site, here: www.lvtgg.com/members/foreign-language-guides/.
  • Annual or bi-annual Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide (CPTG) training classes offered for members to increase their local and regional knowledge and professional guide skills, and attain the designation of LVTGG Certified Professional Tour Guide (see http://www.lvtgg.com/cptg/ ).
  • Knowledge & recognition gained from becoming a LVTGG Certified Professional Tour Guide.
  • Relevant gatherings, networking, educational field trips and events, often with complimentary admission to attractions and sites.
  • The Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority (LVCVA) values our professionalism and often recommends our guild website when tour guide requests come to their offices.
  • Hundreds of LVTGG brochures are distributed monthly to national & regional travel shows, through partner associations and the LVCVA Welcome Centers throughout Clark County. The information on the brochure leads the reader to visit our web site.
  • Tourism industry networking, events and conference opportunities through the LVTGG membership in the National Federation of Tourist Guides Associations-USA, Las Vegas Territory, Destination Services Association, and the World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations.
  • Interesting tidbits of regional and Vegas information from our board members, educational instructors and Facebook page stimulate timely exchange of ideas, facts and relevant material that you can pass on to your clients.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter – check us out and post some pictures, comments, and useful information and area updates. Your voice and expertise can and should be part of the dialogue.

Individual Annual Membership dues are just $45 and you can sign up and pay online in minutes.

Just one job or connection gained from your membership will more than pay for the small cost of membership.

Now is the right time to join the LVTGG ~ join now and your membership will be valid through 2016!

That’s more time for you to promote your skills, services, and guiding professionalism through our Members Page and your personal profile page, and more time that you can network with fellow guide and tourism professionals, and let your voice be heard.

Show your professionalism – join the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild today!

Click here to join using our easy online registration and payment, it just takes a few minutes! 

Welcome aboard!

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

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Google and the Tour Guide

As a member of a tour guild or an association and being on their published membership list has a lot of unforeseen benefits.  The biggest benefit is the extra exposure they offer, and the marketing that comes with the association website.  Another benefit is networking of its membership, and the fact they will be more likely to call you if they can’t do the tour.

However, when you are a small or freelance business owner, you may not be comfortable advertising your personal contact information all over the Internet.  But, that is no longer a problem.

For the solution, I rely on Google and their package of marketing tools.  Tools that are designed for people who want to market on the Internet, while keeping some of their privacy.

Gmail, their popular email tool has been packaged with their Google Voice services.  Which offers you another telephone number with call forwarding, caller ID and voicemail… all for free.  Plus a whole bunch of other benefits that keeps growing by the day, just for the cost of logging on.

Gmail is the default email provider for most of the popular smart phones and comes with almost unlimited storage capabilities.  Gmail is the key to opening up a huge list of other excellent marketing tools offered by Google.

Gmail has quickly become the email address of choice for more freelance and home based business professionals.  It has excellent spam protection along with search and archive tools that keep the inbox organized.

With Gmail, you can easily set it up to forward your email to other addresses’ or have other email addresses sent to your Gmail.  The sender or the recipient doesn’t have to ever know you use Gmail.

My Google Voice number is used for specific marketing I do and is forwarded to my regular cell phone number.  When my phone rings, I see that it is the Google Voice number and I can answer or ignore it.

Ignore it or set it to go straight to voicemail.  Later I will get an email that includes the voicemail plus a text transcript of that voicemail.  It’s not perfect at voice recognition, but it is getting better and I can usually figure out what the message was intended to say.

So if you are one of those looking to market on the Internet, yet want to have a low cost way to keep your privacy, check out Gmail and Google Voice and see if that solves your problem.