What is ProGuides as a volunteer association of Tour Guides, Driver-Guides and Small Tour Operators offering
We offer support and social interaction. Camaraderie at our gatherings and when on the road. Helping and supporting each other in all kinds of ways. This all being supplemented by our regular newsletters and other means of communication (facebook etc.).
We provide access to jobs - via our social interactions and exchange of information - but mostly in a direct way via our websites free functions of “find-a-guide” and lately more so the “list-a-job” (and commission-free too).
We offer access to our negotiated DOC concession. This being particularly important for guides of any background to offer their individual services to operators as well as to paying clients directly. As an addition here we even negotiated a very advantageous rate for a public liability insurance (not just mandatory for all concessionaires, but essential for all those who are self-employed or sub-contractors).
Ongoing training ‘on the job’ by offering famils and online presentations. Furthermore we offer our support to training entities that would like to see their trainees take the step from theoretical knowledge to practical implementation.