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 2021!

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 $25 (plus a one-time $15 registration fee) 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 2021!

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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Hammargren Open House 2015 – Oct 31 & Nov 1

 

We’re never sure if it will be the last time ever – so if you can make it – Go!

See the flyer below and entertainment schedule.

This is not hosted by the LVTGG, go on your own, bring friends and family.

Note there is a $15 per person (12+) suggested donation.

Hammargren's Nevada Day 2015

 

Entertainment – Provided by SUNDAR & LIGHTNING ENT. Las Vegas, USA.
Sundar: talent scout/producer/director/emcee (
702) 785-3005
 
Saturday, Oct. 31st 2015 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

From
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. – The Dummkopfs

 Open Mic. for Celebrity Guest Artists with Music Director Marc Love

 MC’s: Marc Love & Little J. Gambino (Comedian, BMI Ent. & Ambassador of Peace)

   Sunday, Nov. 1st 2015 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

“Tribute Artists & Impersonators Variety Show”

 * SUNDAR: MC

* Marc Love: Music Director, Tribute to Lee Greenwood, Righteous Brothers and Hall & Oates with
Mark Maynard

* Mark Maynard: (Formerly with “Legends in Concert”) Tribute to Frankie Valli, Righteous Brothers
and Hall & Oates with Marc Love

* Donnie Fox: Tribute to Roy Orbison and John Lennon

* Doug Price: Sax, “Dueling Fiddle” with Kevin Gardner Rose

* Kevin Gardner Rose: Tribute to Charlie Daniels & “Dueling Fiddle” with Doug Price

* Yohon Harbin: (Formerly lead singer with The Legendary “Drifters”) Tribute to “Isley Brothers” and
duet with Dana Lara

* Dana Lara: Tribute to Etta James and duet with Yohon Harbin

* Surprise Guest Singers!

& PAIGE POOLE AS ELVIS !! 

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.

The LAST Hammargren Nevada Day Open House

For those who don’t know, the Hammargren home(s) are a Vegas treasure, full of quirky and unique collections from Las Vegas, Nevada, and the world. Once a year for almost the last 20 years, they open their home to the public, and they’ve said that this will be the last time. If you can, a visit is well worth your time!

“Hammargren Home of Nevada History”

 Sandy & Lonnie Hammargren invite YOU to

The 19th Annual and LAST Open House

This is an official function of Nevada’s 150th Birthday –

*A Sesquicentennial Celebration*

Celebrating

NEVADA DAY

SATURDAY & SUNDAY- NOVEMBER 1 & 2, 2014

Noon to 5:00 PM

DONATION ♥ $15.00 ♥ per person ♥ under 12 FREE

Non-Stop Live Las Vegas Entertainers

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ♫ TOURS REFRESHMENTS

Proceeds to Benefit

“The Mid-East Memorial Wall” ♥

4318 Ridgecrest Drive ♠ Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

Hammargren House Map

Please PARK with Courtesy to the Neighbors

 Go towww.nevadaday.orgfor more info.

Nevada Day 150 Years of Statehood

Downtown Grand preview & site visit! November 2013 LVTGG Meet & Greet

LVTGG members and travel industry guests are cordially invited to a special preview and site visit to the soon-to-open Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. The LVTGG is participating in this visit with the local OSSN chapter and other travel industry partners.

The Downtown Grand (the completely remodeled Lady Luck Hotel & Casino) is the anchor of the Downtown Third (dt3), an exciting mixed-development project on Third Street north of Ogden.

Be one of the first to tour this completely-renovated property which will boast comfortable, modern rooms and spaces, 18 restaurants, and a third floor pool.

In addition to the property tour, the LVCVA’s Kelly Messina will present a talk about all that is new and exciting in Las Vegas.

Wine, soft drinks and appetizers will be served, and bring some business cards as there will be an exciting giveaway!

This is a don’t-miss-it opportunity. The Downtown Grand will be a game-changer downtown and all Las Vegas guides should get acquainted with it asap!

So that we can provide our hosts with an accurate count and so that F & B can be coordinated, it is important that you RSVP. RSVP now to thanksbabs@gmail.com!

Swag bags will be handed out – if you or your business would like to donate items for the swag bags or an item for a door prize, please mention this in your RSVP.

Lastly, there will be a pet food drive for a downtown animal shelter. If you’d like to participate, please bring a can of pet food to donate. 

Where: Downtown Grand, 206 Third Street, Las Vegas, NV

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time & Place: 4:30 PM, Meet in the Lobby, please be on time.

Parking:  The Downtown Grand garage should be open, and there is validated parking across the street, or park at any of the downtown garages.

In case of last minute changes or questions, call Babs at 702 370 6961.

The tour and presentation will last approximately 2-3 hours.

Downtown Grand Resort in Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Grand Las Vegas is bringing nearly 600 slot machines, 28 table games, 634 hotel rooms and 800 permanent jobs to a resurgent Downtown Las Vegas. Fifth Street Gaming is the operator of the gaming space, DTG Las Vegas Manager is the operator of the Hotel & Restaurant Operations, and CIM Group is the owner of the property. Located on the site of the former Lady Luck Hotel & Casino and in the center of the Downtown’s 3rd metropolitan district, Downtown Grand Las Vegas is the first property to open in downtown Las Vegas in more than 20 years.

18b Arts District Walk – Oct 2013 Members Meet & Greet

18b Arts District Walking Tour

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mingo Kitchen and Lounge at Art Square

1017 S First Street #180.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members of the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild are invited to be part of a 2 hour walking tour of the  18b Arts District located near Charleston Boulevard and Arts Way – the historic hub of the arts scene in the Las Vegas Valley. http://www.18b.org/las-vegas-arts-district/

Coordinated by arts professional & guild member, Richard Hooker, the tour is intended to give LVTGG members more familiarity with the 18b neighborhood and its resources.  The tour will focus on three key sites: Art Square, the Arts Factory and Antiques Row on south Main.

This tour is scheduled for Preview Thursday, Oct 3, the day in which neighborhood art galleries and studios launch their monthly exhibitions prior to each First Friday.

The tour begins at 6:00 pm with a 30 minute reception and orientation in the courtyard patio of Mingo Kitchen and Lounge at Art Square 1017 S First Street #180. http://www.eatmixmingo.com/ There is free parking available behind the Arts Factory, adjacent to the Artifice bar, Art Square and Mingo Kitchen, as well as additional street parking throughout the area. Be sure to not park in any area marked with no parking signs.

Wine, beer and appetizers will be provided. The group will then visit 5 galleries and boutiques located in the complex that houses a total of 15 businesses. Next stop is the famous Arts Factory with visits to three galleries considered  tops inthe local arts industry.  The third leg of the tour takes us to Antiques Row on Main Street to visit two noted stores dealing with vintage collectables.

The group returns to Art Square for the conclusion of the tour.

The tour is open to LVTGG membership only, and is limited to 20 person’s so don’t delay, RSVP to Babs at thanksbabs@gmail.com today.

In addition to being one of our regularly-scheduled social and educational Guild get-togethers, the 18b Arts District Walk is the first of our get-togethers to be designated as an “Elective and Continuing Education” offering as part the Guild’s Las Vegas tour guide certification program. This designation signifies that the topic covered (in this case, the Las Vegas Arts District) is an important but supplementary subject of knowledge for a Las Vegas guide. Guides who will be enrolled in the certification program will need to complete a number of electives as part of their training, and past graduates of the program can receive recognition for completing continuing education. Those wishing to receive credit for elective or continuing education will need to complete a short, post-meeting written multiple choice quiz about the topic covered.

If you are planning to participate in the next certification class(dates to be announced shortly,) you can choose to have the 18b Arts District Walk count as an elective for your training requirements. Just inform us with your rsvp and be sure to take the post-tour quiz.

For more information regarding certification, please contact jerry@lvdetours.com

RSVP for the 18b Arts District Walking Tour  to: thanksbabs@gmail.com today.

See you all there.