Other Tourism Industry Relationships
Tourism Industry Partners (TIPS)
These are mutually beneficial partnerships with other non-profit tourism related organizations or associations which shall be known as Tourism Industry Partners. Mutual benefits may include complimentary membership, registration and exhibit space at conferences or conventions, website display of logos, and sharing of newsletters and publications. As of February 2018 the TIPs are: American Bus Association (ABA), AIANTA, International Association of Tourism Directors and Guides (IATGD), National Association for Interpretation (NAI), National Tour Association (NTA), Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), and Tourism Cares.
U.S. Travel Association
NFTGA officers and association members regularly attend Destination Capitol Hill, a program combining a legislative day on Capitol Hill with advocacy training, guest speakers and peer-to-peer networking. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about upcoming legislation that impacts travel, network with peers and meet with members of Congress to stress the importance of travel as an economic driver.
The NFTGA is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA).
The WFTGA was formed in 1985 and serves as the Global Forum for Tourist Guides. Membership to the WFTGA is open to non-profit making, independent associations of professional tourist guides from any country in the world. The WFTGA has paid-up members from 64 countries, and is in contact with many more organizations and individuals. The WFTGA literally represents approximately 120,000 professional tourist guides on diverse continents.
The WFTGA maintains a website, which can be found at www.wftga.org. A listing of WFTGA member organizations may be found on its website. It also publishes an online newsletter accessible through its website, called "Guidelines Internation@l". The WFTGA offers training courses for guides and guide trainers.