Tourist Guide Indaba 2018

Workshop 17 Waterfront Cape Town
Tourist Guide Indaba 2018

The Tourist Guide Indaba  (TGI) is the new and revolutionary marketing contribution from the Institute of Professional Tourist Guides of Southern Africa  (IPTGSA) where professional tourist guides can meet the tour operators and agents who  use their skills to enhance the unique experience that tourists to South Africa can experience.

The tourist guiding industry is very unique in that most of the guides are freelance guides and work for tour operators when and where required and don’t have the luxury of permanent employment and all its benefits. An enormous amount of time is spent to produce CV’s getting your name and skill-set out there for the major players  in the industry to take note.

Members of the Institute may join the Tourist Guide Indaba to promote and meet the actual people that the tourist guide could work for and promote the skill-set that they have to offer.

The TGI wants to be/will be a one stop shop for marketing the tourist guides’ services  to . foreign and local tour operators thus  providing   a convenient / anefficient networking opportunity.

Thursday, April, 19 2018 has been earmarked for the TGI . It will be held in Cape Town at  Workshop 17 on the V&A Waterfront.  This coincides with  the WTM  2018  where the  operators, agents, DMC’s and the majority of the tourism industry will already be present.

Register here to be a Delegate to the Tourist Guide Indaba

Exhibiter Section

The concept will roll out in the following way

  • The venue  will be laid out in language divisions - all guides who guide in a specific language will  exhibit together.
  • Networking facilities will be available
  • Snacks  and drinks will be available to offer guests
  • A lists of registered guests  will be available to members via email to set up appointments
  • Mass marketing of the event will be done by IPTGSA

The final program will be issued closer to the 19 April 2018.01.16

Registering procedure

  • Members of the IPTGSA need to register online for TGI by the 1 May 2018
  • Space is limited due to venue size
  • On confirmation of your participation payment will be required

Exhibition packages available

  • Package  1 – Exhibition only     R700 pp
  • Package 2  -  Accommodation  package  R1775 pp 

Package 1  Exhibition

Includes the following

  • Full participation at the venue for the full day on the 19 April 2018
  • Welcome dinner and social planned for 18 April 2018
  • Drinks and snacks during the day for you and your guests at the venue
  • Table and networking areas at your disposal to do business
  • Completion party at the end of business

Package 2 Accommodation package 

This is only for the out -of -towners 

Includes the following

  • 2 nights’ accommodation B&B  (18and 19 April 2018)
  • 4  transfers to and from guesthouse to venue

Local members or members that have their own accommodation will only need to pay R700 to be part of this exceptional opportunity.

Out of town members need to arrange their own transport to get to Cape town .The cost for package 1 and 2 is R2475

There is a possibility that members from Gauteng will club together and travel in a minivan but this needs to be organised by participating Members.


TGI registration

Only IPTGSA members will be accommodated to exhibit

5 CPD creditsCPD credits will be awarded to attending members in the IPTGSA organised sector.


Non members that see this as a great  opportunity  can still register online to become members at

Press Release link