The International Association of Tour Directors and Guides (IATDG) is the non-profit professional organization for trained and experienced tour managers worldwide. IATDG was formed by Tour Directors, Tour Operators, and Tour Guides with the common interest of ensuring “excellence in tour management and guiding”, which is our motto.
One of our primary goals is to increase the number of successful tours and satisfied travelers in the tour and travel industry each year. In order to accomplish this, we must ensure that tour directors and guides are informed, educated, skilled, and supported when leading tours. We must also see to it that tour operators have constant and immediate access to these highly-prepared professionals. IATDG is about success for all and we must all be involved to achieve it.
To ensure the highest level of professionalism among tour directors, guides, and operators
To support the exchange of services offered by tour guides & tour directors and opportunities offered by tour operators
To educate the travel industry and the government about issues important to and effecting tour directors and guides
To develop and provide industry-related benefits and resources to our members
Globus Family of Brands
Mary Ellen Pauli
International Guide Academy
Las Vegas Private Guides
Hillary Campbell Johnson