IPTGSA and SANCOC . MOA working document

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IPTGSA and SANCOC MOA 

FORWARD

Short one-paragraph entry  (Sam   Johan )

OVERVIEW

(Sam) a nice flowery description on what IPTGSA stands fo and would like to achieve 

  • Organogram   (Johan will include)

Umbrella Guide       ( maybe we need to get a better name )

Full description of what an umbrella guide is and how it works (Johan)

 

INSITITUTE INVOLVEMENT

Definition of Institution

How we facilitate

Contact districts, I.e. id guides

Who does training

Id of area / projects / trainers / guides

Information sheets - review

Translate

Print

Deliver sheets

Trained in guiding

Entrepreneur

Security

What is expected

 We oversee the training, not do the training - NQF 2

Mentorship

Certificates - then assessed for fee then subsidised first year membership of the Institute

 

Marketing plan

Blue umbrella with cooler box, to sell water

Caps

Shirts

Printed material in various languages, which has logos at bottom

Take nationally and then internationally - safe places to stop for information

Video

Advert - Satour

Timeline

Year

 

Staffing

Structure

Budgets

 

Manager, who can attend all the meetings

Researcher

Office Assistant

IT Assistant

Bookkeeper

Website

Timeline

Phase 1 - 18 months - start date to be confirmed

The Institute will employ staff to research and promote the buy-in of the umbrella guide project through the municipal districts. Initially in Eastern Cape, KZN and Guateng

The municipal districts to identify the trainers to be trained.

local municipal tourism departments to provide IPTGSA with information sheets, I.e. information on church or tree.

List of blue umbrella guides available for local and international tourists.

Budget 1 - initial set-up

Budget 2 -

Budget 3 -

 

Phase 2 (to overlap with phase 1)

Pilot project

The trainers are then trained by SANCOC approved supplier

IPTGSA to assess trainers, who should be qualified to NQF2 training

Then trainers to train the identified guides selected by the local municipal tourism department.

IPTGSA will then assess and endorse and monitor the guides on the various points, then they will qualify for basic/entry level membership. At IPTGSA

On the system

Guides to be self-sustaining

Guides to sms or What’s up to IPTGSA monthly on numbers reached (supply on the ground stats)

Guides to sms or What’s up to for guidance (mentorship)

Set-up of website for information to be submitted

Roll out nationally to the rest of the provinces

Blue umbrella status - I.e. petrol stops

 

Phase 3 (overlap phase 2 & 3)

Marketing and rolling out of the programme

Tourism guide manual

Career path development

Intellectual property of IPTGSA ™

Comments

The Institute believes that the South African tourism sector, as a key economic and social engine of development, requires a strong Tourist Guiding thrust to ensure equitable and responsible tourism growth and transformation. To achieve this, Tourist Guiding has to be elevated to a national priority as a professional body and sector to impact meaningfully on the tourism value chain.
In order for Tourist Guiding to be a fully recognised and have proper representation as a leading stakeholder in the development of tourism in South Africa in general, but Professional Tourist Guiding in particular, support for this establishment as a national body, representing the interests and values of tourist guides in South Africa, is of vital importance. a national independent body is established based on strong professional and ethical codes of conduct. Such Tourist Guides, whatever their specialisation, shall be included in terms of a constitution and the definition of the Tourism Bill (Act 3 of 2014) of South Africa, and/or any subsequent amendments. 

Office space: R360,000
Project Manager Salary: R955,000
Office Assistant Salary: R367,000
Clerk 1 Salary: R183,750
Clerk 2 Salary: R140,625
Laptops & IT: R 36,000
Travel & Accommodation:

Project Startup Total R2,042,375

The IPTGSA wants to create sustainable work in the tourism industry, especially for those not formally employed by the industry. This will be something like a gardener at a church, who has all the knowledge of the facility he maintains, and oversees, and already gives out information to those who bother to ask him.

This "Umbrella Guide" will be easily identified by his blue umbrella, shirt & peak cap. This will identify him to tourists, bus drivers, tourist guides and tour leaders as having sufficient knowledge as to be in possession of a recognised NQF2 qualification, having been trained in tourist guiding, sustainability and safety, and has satisfied the criteria of the IPTGSA as to qualify as a member of the Institute.

He will learn his responsibility in the greater tourism cog, and shall help uplift communities, by attracting visitors to previously unvisited areas and sites. This will lead to growth of the numbers of Umbrella Guides, leading to an unpresidented growth in the industry.

Imagine the scene - driving down the N1 through the Karoo on your annual summer holiday. You beging looking for a place to stop for a call of nature, when suddenly, you see a blue umbrella next to the road. Out of curiosity, you stop. First thing is you pay the Umbrella Guide his fee, and ask where the toilet is. Once done there, you ask him why he is standing where he is, and he goes into his narrative as to the area he is in, who was resposible for the fame of the place, and other such information. This information may have been passed down to him by his family or other contact, so will not be found in books or Google. It is presenting new insights into our country, and its past.

The Institute believes that the South African tourism sector, as a key economic and social engine of development, requires a strong Tourist Guiding thrust to ensure equitable and responsible tourism growth and transformation. To achieve this, Tourist Guiding has to be elevated to a national priority as a professional body and sector to impact meaningfully on the tourism value chain.
In order for Tourist Guiding to be a fully recognised and have proper representation as a leading stakeholder in the development of tourism in South Africa in general, but Professional Tourist Guiding in particular, support for this establishment as a national body, representing the interests and values of tourist guides in South Africa, is of vital importance. To this effect a national independent body will be established based on strong professional and ethical codes of conduct. Such Tourist Guides, whatever their specialisation, shall be included in terms of a constitution and the definition of the Tourism Bill (Act 3 of 2014) of South Africa, and/or any subsequent amendments. Such a body shall be named “The Institute of Professional Tourist Guides of Southern Africa”.

Mission: Contribute to the development of professional guiding and invest and support members by improving their capacity and abilities

The IPTGSA will identify the candidates to be trained, assess them on the completion of their training, and endorse their qualification by way of allowing the IPTGSA logo to be used on the certificate of completion.

This will identify the Umbrella Guide as being successful and compliant. Thereafter, he shall be listed on the Umbrella Guide website as being a paid up member. Each year, after payment of his membership fees, he shall remain listed on the website.

This will enable tourists, tourist guides, tour operators and bus drivers to easily check the credintials of the Umbrella Guide.