On 27 April, ATGA held an event named "Launch of membership mechanism of Azerbaijan Tourist Guides Association".
The event mainly covered following topics: the new membership mechanism, details of certification process, upcoming planned trainings and projects.
Secretary-General of ATGA, Tural Musayev gave broad information about the membership mechanism. Two types of membership have been announced: Individual and Associate.
All guides can apply for individual membership. Only guides, who have an official guiding badge provided by Azerbaijan Tourism Board will be published on the website in "Our Members" field. Associate membership is available for companies that are operating and developing the tourism industry.
Given the current situation of the pandemic in the tourism industry, ATGA announced that the first year of membership will be free of charge.
Later, Sakina Asgarova, the quality manager of Tourist Guides Certification Organization subordinate to the Azerbaijan Tourism Bureau, also spoke at the event and provided information on the certification procedure. According to her, the procedure for certification of guides is expected to begin at the end of May of the current year, and the public will be informed.
During the event, a new website of the association was presented. We would like to point out that guides will be able to apply for membership through this site. To become a member of the Association, you can visit the website www.atga.az and send an application in the "Become our member" section.
At the end of the event, the secretary-general of the ATGA answered questions from guides during the Q&A session.
Guides, who were not able to join the event, can watch it at the following link: https://youtu.be/NZA8qSHX51c