Full Membership

Shall be open to any suitably qualified person with the appropriate character and work experience references who:

  • is a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand, or holds a valid and current work permit and/or has the legal right to work in New Zealand; and
  • currently works full or part-time as a Guide in NZ, for hire by an agency or tour operator or who works independently, and
  • has work experience in New Zealand of no less than TWO seasons of guiding with no less than 120 full days conducted during those two seasons
  • Adheres to the Code of Conduct

Associate Membership

Shall be open to any suitably qualified person with the appropriate character and work experience references who:

  • has recently graduated from a training programme for guides and who has not yet acquired enough practical experience for Full Membership, or
  • is currently undertaking training to be a Guide and has not yet acquired enough practical experience for Full Membership.
  • is a Site Guide working on a regular basis for remuneration, or volunteer or docent, but who does not fulfil the criteria for Full Membership.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct

 

Members benefits:

  • Informative ProGuides NZ newsletters
  • Networking opportunities with tourism operators and experienced guide colleagues
  • Employment opportunities through an optional listing on the association's website and via broadcasts of job opportunities as they arise
  • Membership ID card that identifies Full Members of ProGuides New Zealand
  • A voice in quality, training, professional development and general tourism issues through ProGuides to government and industry bodies
  • Opportunity to link your individual web page to the ProGuides NZ website
  • Meetings, workshops and social functions

Industry Partner Membership

Shall be open to industry related organisation which:

  • are engaged in the tourism or a related industry, such as agencies, tour operators, educational training institutions, and other tourism operators, and
  • wishes to support the goals of ProGuides New Zealand Incorporated
  • Industry Partner Members may nominate one representative who may express the opinions of the Industry Partner Organisation at the AGM.  

 Industry Partners benefits:

  • Listing on the ProGuides NZ's website with a direct link to your website
  • Monthly ProGuides e-newsletter
  • Opportunity to find guides for tours
  • Opportunity to promote your business or new products, prices and events in the ProGuides NZ e-newsletter, at networking events and through direct emails to all guides members
  • A certificate from ProGuides NZ demonstrating your commitment to Excellence in Guiding
  • Invitations to networking opportunities with professional tour guides and other members at our annual conference, social events, famils, etc.
  • Opportunity to sponsor and/or host our conference and/or a famil at your site/venue
  • The goodwill and support of ProGuides NZ's members