IPTGSA - - our passion, our profession - http://www.iptgsa.org/rss.xml en Tourist Guide Indaba 2018 http://www.iptgsa.org/node/135 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tourist Guide Indaba 2018</span> <div class="field field--name-field-venue field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Venue</div> <div class="field__item">Workshop 17 Waterfront Cape Town</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/16" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ADMIN2</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 28/09/2017 - 17:11</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-daterange field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-04-19T07:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 09:00</time> - <time datetime="2018-04-19T16:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 18:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2017-09/TGIADD.jpg" width="640" height="220" alt="Tourist Guide Indaba 2018" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>More details to follow </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/37" hreflang="en">TG Indaba </a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:11:59 +0000 ADMIN2 135 at http://www.iptgsa.org New members 11 Dec 2017 http://www.iptgsa.org/node/215 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New members 11 Dec 2017 </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/16" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ADMIN2</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-12-12T07:12:09+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:12</span> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:12:09 +0000 ADMIN2 215 at http://www.iptgsa.org Voortrekker Monument Training http://www.iptgsa.org/node/203 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Voortrekker Monument Training</span> <div class="field field--name-field-venue field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Venue</div> <div class="field__item">Voortrekker Monument Pretroria </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/16" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ADMIN2</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 24/11/2017 - 13:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-daterange field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-02-06T08:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:00</time> - <time datetime="2018-02-06T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 06/02/2018 - 14:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2017-11/VTM.JPG" width="247" height="121" alt="Voortrekker Monument" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Voortrekker Monument is scheduling a series of training events for tourist guides to upskill themselves and all members of IPTGSA are credited for doing the course.</p> <p>It has been arranged that all the narrative documents will be available online for download to tourist guides that cannot attend the courses ( in due course)</p> <p>Course presentations are also been scheduled for Capetown at a later date .</p> <h2><a href="https://www.iptgsa.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/VTM_CourseDetails.pdf">Click here for detailed dates and information </a></h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cpd-type field--type-list-string field--label-hidden field__item">Outside party organised event</div> <div class="field field--name-field-cpd-credits- field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">CPD Credits </div> <div class="field__item"><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Number-2-icon.png"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-file field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="http://www.iptgsa.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/VTM_CourseDetails.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=98583">VTM_CourseDetails.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Voortrekker</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/17" hreflang="en">CPD</a></div> </div> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:57:26 +0000 ADMIN2 203 at http://www.iptgsa.org Welcome new members http://www.iptgsa.org/node/202 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Welcome new members </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/16" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ADMIN2</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-11-24T06:25:51+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 24/11/2017 - 08:25</span> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:25:51 +0000 ADMIN2 202 at http://www.iptgsa.org Voortrekker monument memo http://www.iptgsa.org/node/200 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Voortrekker monument memo</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/16" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ADMIN2</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-11-17T09:33:57+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 17/11/2017 - 11:33</span> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:33:57 +0000 ADMIN2 200 at http://www.iptgsa.org Storytelling for Tourist Guides CTN http://www.iptgsa.org/node/195 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Storytelling for Tourist Guides CTN</span> <div class="field field--name-field-venue field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Venue</div> <div class="field__item">Pinelands Sports club, Cape Town</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/16" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ADMIN2</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/11/2017 - 16:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-daterange field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-12-05T11:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 05/12/2017 - 13:00</time> - <time datetime="2017-12-05T15:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 05/12/2017 - 17:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2017-11/Workshop%20invitation%20-%205th%20December%20jpg.jpg" width="640" height="425" alt="Story telling for tourist guides" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cpd-type field--type-list-string field--label-hidden field__item">Outside party organised event</div> <div class="field field--name-field-cpd-credits- field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">CPD Credits </div> <div class="field__item"><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Number-2-icon.png"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/38" hreflang="en">Storytelling</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/17" hreflang="en">CPD</a></div> </div> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:56:40 +0000 ADMIN2 195 at http://www.iptgsa.org Eastern Cape IPTGSA Roadshow http://www.iptgsa.org/node/146 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Eastern Cape IPTGSA Roadshow </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/2" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">johan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 23/10/2017 - 22:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2017-10/EC%20roadshow.jpg" width="531" height="480" alt=" J van Biljon IPTGSA, Lizl Nieuwoudt (TASC) ,Mr. Mbulelo Siyo EC registrar  " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On the 23 October Johan attended a meeting and educational hosted by the Tourism Association of the Sunshine Coast (TASC) in Port Elisabeth .First a visit to the non profit Mohair of SA organisation took place where the story of mohair in SA was given .Did you know that more than 90% of the world's mohair passes through PE.</p> <p>The group then moved to a conference venue where IPTGSA and the roadshow was the main speaker , Attended by about 20 people the presentation went well and interesting questions were asked .All acknowledged the the career path for tourist guides and what the IPTGSA proposes was in the correct direction .</p> <p>Mr. Mbulelo Siyo the Tourist Guide registrar of the Eastern Cape spoke about illegal guiding and the process guides need to follow to report it .Mr. Mbulelo Siyo said he could do nothing without evidence and he cannot proceed on hearsay .Guides were urged to report it to him with proof , eg photo </p> <p>It was a great positive to have presented IPTGSA in PE </p> <p>Image J van Biljon IPTGSA, Lizl Nieuwoudt (TASC) ,Mr. Mbulelo Siyo EC registrar </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/25" hreflang="en">Roadshow</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/41" hreflang="en">Eastern cape</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:55:01 +0000 johan 146 at http://www.iptgsa.org South Africa’s 2015/16 State of Tourism Report http://www.iptgsa.org/node/140 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">South Africa’s 2015/16 State of Tourism Report</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/16" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ADMIN2</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-10-03T16:10:21+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/10/2017 - 18:10</span> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:10:21 +0000 ADMIN2 140 at http://www.iptgsa.org National Tourism Stakeholder Forum feedback http://www.iptgsa.org/node/136 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">National Tourism Stakeholder Forum feedback </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/19" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Samuel.Wenger</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 29/09/2017 - 08:16</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2017-09/SAM%20NTSF%20meeting.jpg" width="350" height="480" alt="National Tourism Stakeholder Forum (NTSF) meeting feedback 22 September 2017  " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>National Tourism Stakeholder Forum (NTSF) meeting feedback 22 September 2017    </strong></p> <p>Sam Wenger, National Tourist Guide, Representing the Institute of Professional Tourist Guides of SA(IPTGSA) and Gauteng Guide Association (GGA) and Tourist Guide’s interests in general, attended the whole day meeting at the Park Inn Hotel, Sandton, on 22 September 2017.</p> <p>Although Sam is not holding an office in the GGA at present, the National Department of Tourism (NDT) still has his name on their invitation list. He doesn’t think it is good to change that since he has attended these meetings twice a year for the past few years. Here is some of his feed back to you colleague guides:</p> <p>Sam reports: The meeting started at 09:45, only 15 minutes late, but then made up time by not having a tea/coffee break through till the lunch recess.  </p> <p>The NTSF is attended by government departments as well as industry representatives from all tourism related stakeholders from across all 9 Provinces. There is no remuneration for the attendance of the Forums that are held at 6 monthly intervals (twice a year).The forum meetings take a whole day and every attendant is given a chance to be heard on Tourism related matters.</p> <p>The Forums are held at a conference venue in Gauteng, every time at a different venue.</p> <p>The Forums are well attended and chaired by the NTD- Director General, Mr Victor Tharage. I can report to all you guide colleagues that “us tourist guides” are slowly but surely being better understood and recognised for what we do in the tourism sector.</p> <p>If any of you colleagues have any point(s) of note that you would like to bring to the Forum’s attention, then please communicate it to me well ahead of time via the following email: samwenger@hotmail.com</p> <p>No petti little issues please that are to do with personal interest.</p> <p>The Forum Agenda of last week covered 9 items to do with the tourism industry and are attached below for you to peep into.</p> <p>Things that are interesting to note from the last meeting are:</p> <p> </p> <ul><li>Tourism trends &amp; other developments, featured 3 panel experts giving their presentations, followed by an open floor discussion.</li> <li>Presentations on policy and strategy issues; e.g. feedback on the Amalgamation of the SA Tourism &amp; Stats SA Domestic Tourism Plan; Oceans Economy and the Coastal and Marine Tourism Plan; National Tourism Sector Strategy, its final Draft, Implementation, Monitoring &amp; Reporting Mechanisms;</li> <li>International Issues &amp; Collaborations within the Sector; Draft Plan of South Africa’s Chairmanship of BRICS and other International Organisations.</li> </ul><ul><li>ASATA was recognised earlier this month by SAQUA to have gained professional status as the first tourism association in South Africa. The president of ASATA, Mr de Vries was applauded by those present. In his thanks for the applause he assured the industry of ASATA’s commitment to raise the standard of their member associations to higher levels of professionality.</li> <li>As a follow-up, Mr Tharage announced that one of the forthcoming meetings should openly discuss the topic of “Professionalization/Professionalism” in the Tourism Sectors. It appears that he is looking for what the take is on that topic from the government- as well as from the private sectors in terms of:  Who should Professionalise and Who not? When does it benefit a profession?  Why versus Why not? Effects on the Tourism Industry, Labour Market, etc.</li> <li>A copy of the meeting’s support document may be made available for the asking at a cost of R… to cover expenses. Please request it from the GGA…</li> </ul><p>The meeting closed at 17:00 hrs, one hour over the planed time allocation</p></div> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:16:43 +0000 Samuel.Wenger 136 at http://www.iptgsa.org Eastern cape IPTGSA Roadshow http://www.iptgsa.org/node/129 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Eastern cape IPTGSA Roadshow</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/16" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ADMIN2</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-09-27T09:20:41+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 27/09/2017 - 11:20</span> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:20:41 +0000 ADMIN2 129 at http://www.iptgsa.org