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[2016-02-20] 21. FEBRUARY - THE INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDE DAY!
Dear colleagues,
We wish you all good health, active and fruitful activity in the professional field as well as all the best in your personal life. Let the good mood and good luck be to you all the year on roads of Armenia.

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[2016-01-28] DAY OF ARMENIAN ARMY
Dear Colleagues our hearty congratulations on the national holiday, the Day of Armenian Army. Eternal glory and honor to our fallen heroes. In these difficult times, we wish to all the soldiers of the Armenian army and Armenians creators and fighters spiritual strength and peace.


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[2015-08-14] GIZ Seminar under the name "The discussion on certification guide"
AGG will participate in the seminar entitled "Discussion on certification guide" organized by the German organization GIZ. The workshop will be held in Germany from 06 to 13 September 2015.

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[2015-04-17] TRAINING COURSES IN PREPARING GUIDES
Guild of Armenian Guides organizes the six-month training courses for guides on 01. November 2015.
For more information please call Liana Grigoryan (+37491 277 201) until 15 October.

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[2015-04-15] MEETING AT THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY
On April 15. 2015 at the Ministry of Economy held a meeting with tour operators and the Guild of Armenian Guides on the licensing of tour operators and the certification of guides.

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[2015-03-13] TtT TRAINING IN THE 3rd INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE OF WFTGA -YEREVAN
On 13 March 2015, started the second part of the first training of the third WFTGA International Training Centre -TtT (Train the trainers), which will last until March 17. Participants for the second part TtT are guides from Armenia and Iran.

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[2015-03-08] CONGRATULATIONS ON 8th MARC!
Dear ladies!
We would like to congratulate you with the international women day - 8th of March! Be in good health, happy, beautiful and loved! And let the spring cheer stay with you throughout the whole year!


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[2015-03-03] A LECTURE IN THE TOPIC OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE.
On 15 March 2015 at 18:00 in the conference hall of the hotel Aviatrans has take place a lecture on the topic of the Armenian Genocide. Lecture was delivered by the Deputy Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Suren Manukyan.

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[2015-02-20] INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDE DAY: 21 FEBRUARY!
Dear colleagues, we congratulate all of you on our professional day: International tourist guide Day!!! We wish you good health, great potential accumulation of knowledge and experience, and of course lots of pleasant guests!!!


Kind regards
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[2015-02-15] Lecture on Armenia's membership in the Eurasian Economic Union and prospects.
On 15 February 2015 at 15:00 in the conference hall of the hotel Aviatrans has taken place a lecture on Armenia's membership in the Eurasian Economic Union and Development Prospects. Lectures was delivered by Deputy Director of the Press Club "Yerevan" Avet Demurian.

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[2015-01-25] AGG participates at the 16th Convention WFTGA, held in Prague from 26-30 January 2015
At the 16th Convention of WFTGA in Prague the Armenian Guides Guild will represent President of AGG Lia Bakshinyan and the member of AGG, National trainer Rosa Atanesyan.
 
[2015-01-16] Training courses on preparing guides
Guild of Armenian Guides organizes the three-month training courses for guides on 27. January 2015.
For more information please call Liana Grigoryan (+37491 277 201) until 25 January.

Kind regards,
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[2015-01-11] AGG IS 10 YEARS OLD!
Dear Colleagues,
We heartily congratulate all the members of AGG with 10 years anniversary of the founding and formal registration of the Public Organization Armenian Guides Guild . We wish all of you many years of fertile and team-work.

Kind regards,
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[2014-12-11] 3th INTERNATIONAL GUIDE TRAINING CENTER OPENED IN YEREVAN
Lia Bakhshinyan, the head of the Armenian Guild of Guides
and Felicitas Wressnig, the president of the World Federation
of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA), have signed today an
agreement in Yerevan to establish an international training
centre of guides in the Armenian capital.

Deputy economy minister Sergey Avetisyan said this is the first
such center in the region and only the third in the world.

He thanked the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ),
the USAID and the Yerevan State University for their contribution
to the establishment of the center.

Lia Bakhshinyan said the first two-week training course to start
December 11 will be conducted by skilled Armenian coaches.
The following course will be held in March next year. In the first
stage, according to Bakshinyan, the course will embrace 12 people,
six from Yerevan and the regions of Armenia and the other six from
other countries.

Felicitas Wressnig said the center will play a very important role
in the training of professional guides. It will operate in close
cooperation with the Yerevan State University that will house the courses.

The signing ceremony was attended by Mekhak Apresyan, the head of an
economy ministry department in charge of tourism development,
Aram Khachaturyan, the executive director of the National
Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, representatives of Yerevan State
University, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and
the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Two international training courses for guides were conducted
in Armenia in 2012 in cooperation with WFTGA, which has two
other centers in Cyprus and Malaysia.

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[2014-09-13] Workshop tourism Armenia 24-25 July 2014
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[2010-07-05] On 21st of February, 2010 Armenian Guides Guild together with "Kenats Toun" NGO organized trip to Echmiadzin for the children from socially vulnerable families from Gyumri.
Trip to Echmiadzin
 
[2010-07-04] In April 2009 AGG organized professional training course for currently operating tourist guides to help them improve their professional skills.
AGG Training
 
[2010-07-04] In January 2009 Armenian Guides Guild participated in the 13th WFTGA Convention in Bali
Delegates Meeting
 
[2010-07-04] On February 15th AGG launched 4 months training course to prepare tourist guides according to WFTGA standards
AGG training course
 
[2010-07-04] September 28, 2009. The Armenian Guides Guild was awarded Golden Medal from the Ministry of Economy of Armenia
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[2007-12-03] Training courses on preparing guides
Armenian Guides Guild annonces the start of training courses on preparing guides on 3 of December of 2007 which will last till March of 30.
 
[2007-05-05] A training course was carried out in Dilijan on preparing tour guides for the National Park
At the request of Dilijan National Park, and with the financial support of the USAID-funded "Competitive Armenian Private Sector" (CAPS) Project, AGG carried out a 10 day course between August 14-24, 2007, preparing tour guides in the Dilijan community how to operate in the National Park. The course was a major success with all 9 participants successfully passing the examination of professional preparation.
 
[2007-02-20] Armenian Guides Guild Participates in the 12th WFTGA Convention in Cairo
The President of the Armenian Guides Guild, Liana Grigoryan, participated in the 12th WFTGA Convention in Cairo, Egypt on February 2, 2007. Armen Shahbazyan, the CAPS project Association Specialist, also attended. The trip was successful in presenting Armenia and in establishing relationships with guides and guide organizations from around the world.

The World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) recognizes that tour guides are important ambassadors of a region or country, and are the first and sometimes the only representation of the population that a visitor will meet. WFTGA offers services to its members and also communicates and markets to those in search of the services of professional tourist guides. It actively promotes members associations and industry partners worldwide as well.

Participation at WFTGA 2007 Convention was of great importance not only for the Armenian Guides Guild but for the Armenian tourism industry as a whole. The Armenian delegation was able to present Armenia to the community of 184 tour guides from 37 countries and to establish relationships and join the initiatives of organizations that could support AGG and the tourism industry in Armenia. The Armenian delegation participated actively in the WFTGA Delegates Meeting where WFTGA strategic issues for the upcoming two years were discussed, elections were conducted, and selection of the country to host the WFTGA Convention in 2008 was made. A proposal was made by Armenia to increase income generating activities of WFTGA (besides dues) instead of increasing the membership fee. The proposal was passed by the majority of delegate votes. The Armenian delegation was provided advice and a checklist for hosting the WFTGA Convention and is considering, together with the broader Armenian tourism industry, bidding to host a future WFTGA convention.
 
[2006-10-26] Upgrading AGG Members Tour Guiding and Training Skills
With support from the USAID-funded Human and Institutional Capacity Development project implemented by AED and the Competitive Armenian Private Sector Project (CAPS), members of the Armenian Guides’ Guild and graduates of the Guide School of Armenia participated in a seven day training to further develop their ability to provide quality services to tourists.

The trainings were conducted by Ms. Jenny Oulton and Ms. Felicitas Wressnig, Certified Trainers of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA).

The training program covered the following subjects:

• Communication and presentation skills of the guides
• Practical guiding skills for tourist guides
• Knowledge management skills
• Training skills for tour guide trainers.

As a part of the guide training program, visits were organized to popular tourist sites where the participating guides had an opportunity to practice their knowledge.

Eighteen participants attended the training which was held at the Ani Plaza Hotel.

The training was then followed by another program -- the Training of Guide Trainers – which was delivered on 2-4 November, 2007. Ten guide trainers attended this session.

The results of both trainings have been promising. Ten participants of the Guide Training course successfully completed the program and received program completion certificates from WFTGA. Five participants of the Train the Trainers program successfully completed the program and have become WFTGA certified trainers. They will be teaching at the local Tour Guides training program organized every year by the Armenian Guides Guild.

These efforts will improve the quality guides training programs in Armenia, bringing them closer to international standards, and will also substantially improve the quality of tour guide services in Armenia.
 
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