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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Claudia Duffy  (Chairperson), Jonas Asmusssen (Vice-Chair), Herbie Mues (Secretary), Jutta Blank/Siegrun Koop (Membership Secretary), Isabelle Lotscher (Treasurer), Birgit Aikman, Tine Becker, Wilhelm Lehmberg, Lu Tyree, Tim de Jong, Matthias Schellhorn.


At conference:

• Re-align membership criteria and mission statement to provide a more relevant focus
• Identify core membership benefits and values
• Align PG with industry organisations to maximise the leverage they provide
• PG has got a higher profile by now within the tourism industry
• More job offers through email and also the Find-A-Guide page on the website
• ATTTO certification has been taken up by more and more members
• Involvement with TIA regarding DoC Concession issues. Join Bus and Coach Association (BCA) in their concession process but extend ad hoc walks for up to 2 hours.
• Upgrade to our website
• Introduction of Early Bird Fee
• TIANZ offered (5-% reduced) $150 membership fee for PG members which was discussed and declined.
• Membership drive to double our membership
• TRENZ in Chch and some members will attend and hand out information about PG

Social Events

May: Conference in Christchurch

December: Annual X-mas BBQ in Auckland

• Committee Members

Conference CHCH2006