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

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

Basic First Aid Training – Mon. June 12, 2017 6 PM

The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild in partnership with Red Rock Search & Rescue (RRSAR) is pleased to offer an intensive Basic First Aid Training Program for LVTGG members, colleagues, family, and friends.

The training will take place on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM, details below.

The cost is $30 per person, all of which will go directly to the 100% volunteer, not-for profit RRSAR to support the incredible and impressive work they do for our community, Southern Nevada, and Utah.  For more info on RRSAR, see www.redrocksar.org.

The training has been been organized by RRSAR Commander Donald Moore and will be led by Vice-Commander Smith, Retired Fire Department Battalion Chief. During the training, Chief Smith will focus on plans of action relevant for our tour guide members.  Moore says, “in this one 3.5 hour training, members will walk away with a 2 day class under their belts.”

This valuable, one-of-a-kind training has been coordinated exclusively for the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild, and is not offered through other CPR training workshops.

We will be learning American Heart Association CPR/AED and first aid. After completing the class and brief test, class members will receive a certification card.

This class is far more than your typical tabletop CPR training class! Guided by certified First Aid Instructors with years of practical experience, participants will have hands-on practice performing CPR and using the defibrillator, and also practice splinting and bleeding control. All medical supplies will be provided by RRSAR.

Please read the information below and:

RSVP to LVTGG President Babs Daitch at thanksbabs@gmail.com with the email heading “June 12 LVTGG Basic First Aid Training Program.”

For questions regarding the content of training, please contact Donald Moore at 702 591-4298 or by email at strummingmyguitar@gmail.com.

Please dress for comfort.  Jeans and a tee shirt are perfect.

Date:  Monday June 12th

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location:  340 Villa Monterey Drive Las Vegas, NV 89145  Located near Buffalo & Alta

MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/XnyR1u73M672

Donation for the class: $30.00 per person.

How to pay: Please have your check, or exact cash, ready when signing in to the class.  Please make checks out to Red Rock SAR.

Who can attend: LVTGG Members, tour guide and other colleagues. Please also print and post on your office bulletin boards, and invite spouses and friends who want to learn how to help themselves and others in an emergency first aid situation. However, class capacity is 30 so RSVP is mandatory.

Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide Training

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UPDATE: The 2015 CPTG class has ended and was a great success. Congratulations to the 9 guild members who successfully completed the program and have attained their CPTG certification!

If you are interested in taking the training class in the future, please send us a message and we will notify you when the next class is scheduled. Most likely it will be in the spring of 2016.

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The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild (LVTGG), a professional association of tour guides and travel companies promoting the integrity of tour guiding in Nevada, invites Las Vegas guides and other interested persons to register for the guild’s Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide (CPTG) training program which will begin March 15, 2015.

The eight session CPTG program provides in-depth focus and training on information and skills relevant to Las Vegas tour guides. Participants receive the valuable added benefit of sessions held in stimulating locations such as the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas, the Mormon Fort, and on-site in Downtown Las Vegas and the Strip, as well as a number of special guest speakers and trainers throughout the program.

Most classes will be held on consecutive Sunday afternoons, with a few exceptions for holidays and site visits. Classes are beginning Sunday, March 15, and will culminate with a final examination. Those who successfully complete the course will receive certification from the LVTGG as being a “Certified Professional Las Vegas Guide.”

Topics include:

  • Practical Guiding Skills and Information
  • Geology and Flora & Fauna
  • Native Americans, Explorers, Pioneers, and Miners
  • The genesis and evolution of Las Vegas, including:

– The Mormon Fort and Helen Stewart
– Downtown and the Railroad
– Hoover Dam, the military, and the Atomic Age
– The Strip, from its origins to today
– Matrimony, Gaming, the Mob, Corporations, and Mega-Resorts

  • Regional locations and attractions
  • Meet & Greet and Event Protocols
  • And more!

For a limited time the CPTG program is being offered for just $50 for current members of the LVTGG. This special offer is available only through March 1 has been extended! LVTGG membership is a requirement of the training program, and annual LVTGG membership is $40.

Registration and payments can be completed on the guild’s website.

For more information, please visit www.lvtgg.com/cptg, or contact the Education Chair, Jerry Perkins, at training@lvtgg.com.

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. The Guild advocates for the advancement of Las Vegas tour guides and tourism, and provides a liaison between tour guides, employers, and the community. In addition, through training and familiarization visits, the Guild strives to improve the local tour industry and ensure quality service for Las Vegas area visitors.