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)!

Some of the important benefits of membership are:

  • A personal listing on our website’s Members Page, 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:
  • 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 ).
  • 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!

Promote your skills, services, and guiding professionalism through our Members Page and your personal profile page, 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.


 The best Tour Guides in Fabulous Las Vegas!

CPR and First Aid Training, Monday, February 24, 2020, 6pm-930pm

On Monday, February 24, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM, the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild (LVTGG) in partnership with Red Rock Search and Rescue (RRSAR) will again offer the American Heartsaver/AED and First Aid Training, including a Stop the Bleed segment, exclusively for LVTGG membership, work colleagues, family, friends, and other tourism professionals.

Training covered will include: adult, child and infant CPR; hands on use of an AED (defibrillator) device; wound care, bleeding control, splinting and other common medical emergencies.

All medical supplies will be provided by RRSAR, and each student will receive a first aid book and certification card.

This training is being offered at a low, special rate of $47 pp, payable at time of registration, and funds 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.

RRSAR Commander, Donald Moore, has organized this intensive CPR and basic life support training session, and it will be facilitated by Vice-Commander Smith, Retired Fire Department Battalion Chief. Chief Smith has added plans of action especially relevant for tour guides and colleagues. Commander Moore says,

“In this single, hands-on, 3.5 hour training class, your members will walk away with a 2-day class under their belts, not offered by most CPR training workshops.”

This class is designed for a minimum of 12 and maximum of 30 persons, so we urge you to register and pay ASAP! Share this valuable training opportunity with other guild members and your extended community. The education/training committee will offer Certification Continuing Education credits to all attendees that have earned Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide status.

The link to Register and Pay is highlighted at the bottom of the post below.

Date: Monday Feb 24, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Fee: $47.00 ($45 donation to RRSAR + $2 LVTGG to cover bank fees)

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

Dress for comfort – jeans and a t-shirt are perfect.

For questions regarding this invite or payment contact Babs Daitch, LVTGG, Past President, at (702) 370.6961 (text is best method), or email at, using RRSAR CPR Training as the subject heading.

If you have questions regarding the training content, please contact RRSAR, Vice-Commander, Retired Fire Department Battalion Chief, Steve Smith at (708) 516-2063 or by email at

Space is limited! Reserve your space, today!

LVTGG and RRSAR CPR Certification and First Aid Training

After submitting your registration and payment, you will receive email confirmations of both.

If you register and pay, then it’s clear you intend on attending the training, but we understand that things can change. Therefore, refunds of the $45 (minus the $2 bank fee) will be possible until 8 days prior to the training – IF you have confirmed the cancellation directly with Babs Daitch by Feb 16. After that, any refunds are not guaranteed and there are no refunds possible within 48 hrs of the training.

If you are unable to commit right now but would like to express your interest in attending the training, please email Babs Daitch at


Certified Las Vegas Tour Guide Training Program

The LVTGG Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide Training Program (CPTG) is open for registration!

We are pleased to announce that the CPTG program can be started at any time as there are very limited date-specific meetings, which will be scheduled throughout the year based on demand. Participants will receive access to program documents and details on a self-contained section of the guild website.

The LVTGG promotes professionalism in the Las Vegas guide and tourism industry, and it is part of our mission that Las Vegas guides demonstrate accurate knowledge and fluency on local and regional topics. The CPTG program is designed to build and test the knowledge and skills a Professional Las Vegas Guide must have, and completing the training is a key component of attaining certification by the guild as a Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide.

For more information about the LVTGG training and certification programs, visit our CPTG page.

The cost of the CPTG training is $75 and it is open only to LVTGG Members. Current Members can register for the program when renewing their membership via the Renewal Application or, if they have already paid their current-year dues, by a stand-alone CPTG registration form. New Members can join the guild and register for the CPTG training using the New Member Application. Registration and payment of Dues and CPTG fees can be completed online via the respective forms here.

For specific questions not answered on the CPTG page, please Contact Us.

SPECIAL OFFER: Through January 2020, New Members who join the guild and register for the CPTG Program at the same time will receive a discount of $15 off the standard New Member dues.

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

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 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

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


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.

Time for Fun & Learning! Tour Boost Improv Workshop – April 17, 2017

Tour Boost Improv Workshop for Tour Guides, Docents & Storytellers

Members and non-members are invited to attend the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild’s exceptional April continuing education event, “The Tour Boost Workshop for Tour Guides, Docents, and Storytellers,” led by “Second City” tour guide and comedian, Margaret Hicks. The workshop will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2017 in the Stratosphere Tower’s 104th floor Sunrise Room. Again, this event is open to both guild members and non-members, so invite all your friends and colleagues. RSVP is required to attend, RSVP below.

Margaret has been guiding for 10 years and is the official docent of the famed Second City Improv Theater. During this two-hour interactive seminar, Margaret provides interactive Improv Games and on-your-feet training that connects guides to their emotions while boosting presentation skills. Margaret says this workshop is not about tour content but about how to be physically and mentally present, cultivate listening skills, flexibility and gratitude, and how to share information while finding the fun in your tours.

After the workshop, we will continue with a Stratoshpere Hotel-hosted tour of the upper levels of the Stratosphere Tower, and conclude with hosted appetizers and cocktails. RSVP is a must.

To RSVP: Send an email with the Subject “Tour Boost Improv Workshop for Tour Guides, Docents & Storytellers” to or call Babs for more information – 702.370.6961.

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017, 5:00 pm
Location: Stratosphere Hotel – Sunrise Room 104th Floor
Cost: $10 for LVTGG members, $20 for non-members. BRING CASH
Tour Boost Seminar Time: 5pm to 7pm
Stratosphere Tower hosted tour and LVTGG gathering with beverage and snacks to follow: 7pm to 830pm
Directions: Use escalator near Roxy’s Diner, pass thrill rides security to VIP security, take elevator to 104th Floor. If asked, tell them you are attending the LVTGG event in the Sunrise Room
(there is no charge to access the 104th floor)
Parking: Free in self-park or tip to Valet

Clear your schedule for this valuable and entertaining training. Invite colleagues that you work with or other storytellers.
RSVP Today!

For more info about The Tour Boost workshop, see

The Tour Boost Workshop, by Margaret Hicks

InterpNEWS Magazine – Jan 2016 Issue

We would like to make our members aware of the International Heritage Interpretation Training Center & Magazine. Many LVTGG Members will find this interpretive organization and their publication interesting and worthwhile of your time. If you would like to subscribe to their magazine, see the instructions immediately below. All the following information is from them, and any requests for information about them or their programs should be directed to them and not the LVTGG:


InterpNEWS (IN), the International Heritage Interpretation e-Magazine is published online and via email six times a year. IN is the most widely read of any interpretive publication, reaching over 155,000 interpreters, agencies and organizations in 38 countries.  IN is sent FREE as a service to the interpretive profession.  Check it out here:  If you would like to receive each issue as it’s published, just send your e-mail address to:  Also, they are always looking for articles on creative interpretive programs and services or interpretive research projects.


The Jan/Feb 2016 issue has just been published and you can read or download it here, or read it and past issues online at or

In This Issue:                                                                                                                                 

Experience and Outcome Based Interpretive Planning – Mass Customization,

Markets of One and more.. John Veverka

– Interpretive Tip: A Road Trip with a Junior Ranger J. Patrick Barry                                   

Avoid The Awkward Close Speaking Tip 104 – Ethan Rotman                                                                            

Interpretive Training Course in Nada, Lithuania with Focus on the Curonian Spit –

  Trans-boundary World Heritage Site, Lithuania.  J. Veverka                                                               

“Let’s Celebrate Robert Burns Birthday” Dr. Martha Benn Macdonald                                             

Guides Association of New York City.                                                                                              

– Interpretation in Malta – Bringing 7000 years of history to life. J. Veverka                                                     

 – From historians to artists, Oakland County Parks discovers talents of its

    1,000+ volunteers. Julee Erskine,                                                                                         

Volunteerability at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, UK  Trizia Wells                              


NEW – This current issue and past 2015 Issues of InterpNEWS are now available to be read on-line at:




The Heritage Interpretation Training Center currently has several course openings due to participants completing each course. These include:

Planning/Designing Interpretive Panels e-LIVE Course – 10 Units awarding 1.5 CEU Credits $125.00

Interpretive Writing e-LIVE Course – 8 Units and 2 CEU Credits $200.00

Training for Interpretive Trainers e-LIVE Course – 11 Units and 2 CEU Credits. $200.00 

The Interpretive Exhibit Planners Tool Box e-LIVE course – 11 Units and 2 CEU Credits. $200.00

Interpretive Master Planning – e-LIVE. 13 Units, 3 CEU Credits. $275.00


Our Course Catalog for our current 17 interpretive courses:

For details on each e-LIVE course and course content you can check out the web page for each courses.  Courses can be started at any time and you can complete the course at your own pace.


NEW Courses in the Planning Stage:

We currently have several new courses that we plan to have available by late autumn.  If you have an interest in any these let us know and we will add you to that courses mailing list:

 Developing Interpretive Plans for Historic Homes and Gardens. (Specifically designed for small to medium historic homes/gardens with small staffs and smaller budgets, but who need an interpretive plan for writing grants, related fund-raising and for their long-term development of interpretive programs and experiences).

– An introduction to developing living history characters and personalities & delivery of living history programs/experiences. This course is being developed for the HITC and offered by Rich Pawing of History Alive.

– Interpretive Master Planning for Botanical Gardens. Having done interpretive plans for many botanical gardens, we know some of their challenges and issues, from seasonal interpretation to incorporating art into their garden experiences.  Focusing on one main interpretive theme is always a challenge, but this course helps you provoke, relate and reveal your stories in magical ways that “grow on you”.

– Developing interpretive tours and programs – a guide for museum docents and volunteers. (This is a new course designed especially for docents and volunteers and offered at a greatly reduced tuition as a thank-you for their volunteer services).

These will expand the Heritage Interpretation Training Center course offerings to 21 college level interpretive training courses by November, 2015.  More courses are planned for 2016 as well.

All Heritage Interpretive Training Center courses can also be offered as live workshops/courses presented at your site or for your organization.  Costs: $800.00/day of training plus travel costs.  Ask for details.


Heritage Interpretation Training Center to provide courses for Museum Study LLC

Museum Study – is an organization whose mission is to help staff in small to medium museums and heritage sites build a better cultural institution and be a stronger member of the team that carries out the mission of their institution. To accomplish this, Museum Study provides online professional development training courses on a broad range of topics important to running a cultural institution.

JVA/Heritage Interpretation Training Center is pleased to be working with Museum Study to offer several 4-week long training courses in Heritage Interpretation, the first course being “An Introduction To Heritage Interpretation” that will be presented in November, 2015.  You can learn more about Museum Studies diversity  of Museum Management and Curation courses at their web site:  

HITC interpretive courses planned for 2016 include “Interpretive Writing” and “Planning Truly Interpretive Exhibits”.  Details on the Introduction to Heritage Interpretation course and other courses:


College Credit for Heritage Interpretation Training Center Courses ?

We are currently talking with several universities in the US and in the UK to have some of our courses made available to their heritage studies/interpretation students for actual college credit.

Several of our courses are currently being used by Newcastle University in the UK as part of their distance learning program – a MS in Heritage Management degree program.

More details to come.


New JVA Interpretation Text Books From MuseumsETC.

Our text book set on Interpretive Master Planning has been revised and updated into one new very large book.  If you do interpretive planning or teach interpretation, this is a reference based on actually “doing” interpretive planning and training for 40 years.  Check it out here:

The Interpretive Trails Book – This is our new book on planning and design of interpretive trails and related trail furniture and interpretive media.  Find out more about this book here:  It is based on 40 years of planning/designing self-guiding interpretive trails and related trail interpretive media as part of interpretive master planning projects.  This is used as the main text book for our “Planning/Designing Self-Guiding Interpretive Trails” course:


Would love to chat with you about interpretation

Prof. John Veverka (John)

Director/Interpretive Coach

Heritage Interpretation Training Center

SKYPE: jvainterp


Again, for more information about their organization, see their website at

The link for the Heritage Interpretation Training Center:

The Link for InterpNEWS – the International Heritage Interpretation e-Magazine: