ProGuides New Zealand is the not-for-profit association
of professional tour guides and driver guides in New Zealand

Our mission is to raise the profile of the profession of tour guides whilst maintaining our high standards
of work and customer service in consideration of New Zealand as a tourist destination.

 

Our organisation promotes professional excellence and sustainable care for New Zealand as a tourist destination. In joining ProGuides you will have a voice – through an organisation with well-established networks and industry relations such as Service IQ, Departement of Conservation - DOC, Tourism Industry Association - TIA and Tourism Export Council.

ProGuides is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) which is an affiliate member of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and an official partner of UNESCO.

 


 

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Look at our links page for information on seminars and information for tour guides.

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The certificate in tourism issued by Service IQ (former ATTTO) the Industry Training Organisation is a recognised NZQA qualification. It gives new tour guides who want to get into the industry, the necessary knowledge about guiding and the destination. This tour guide qualification is a means to prove that ProGuides members are true professionals. The certificate can be done online, so it can be completed even while on tour and at your own time.

Service IQ Qualifications : National Certificate in Tour Guiding Level 4 and National Certificate in Tour Guiding with option strand Level 4. Contact Service IQ office in your region for details and registration: All courses are done online.

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