Meetings & Activities

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The association is always organizing new familiarization (FAM) Tours, workshops and networking mixers throughout the year, so please check back here for additional details.  If you have an idea for a fun activity, great FAM tour or guest speaker, please contact our  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:

The San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association holds regular meetings which feature guest speakers from the local San Diego tourism industry.  Please check with us regarding meeting location and times.  The business portion of the meeting typically runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by our guest speaker (if applicable) for the month.  

All members, guests and prospective members are invited to attend.  If you prefer not to attend the business portion of the meeting, you are welcome to attend the guest speaker portion only

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FAMILIARIZATION TOURS:

The San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association offers familiarization (FAM) tours regularly to our members, which are an invaluable resource for helping our member guides become experts in the San Diego region.

Guests are welcome on select tours; however, additional charges may apply, and we also prefer that all guests are employed in the tourism industry.

For more information and to make reservations, please  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are always looking for good FAM ideas from our members!

PAST FAM TOURS WE'VE OFFERED:

Old Globe Theater, The Old Adobe Chapel in Old Town, The Chinese Museum, Mormon Battalion & the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Marston House, The San Diego Convention Center - Behind The Scenes, What's New in the Gaslamp, What's New in Seaport Village and the Wyland Gallery, Convention Hotels, San Diego Airport, La Jolla Tour with TourGuideTim (Schenck), Carlsbad Flower Fields, Segway Tour with Another Side of San Diego, Aolani Bay Cruise, Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama Project, San Diego History Museum and the Japanese Tea Garden, Rancho Santa Fe and North County, Olympic Training Center and Chula Vista Nature Center, East Village and the New Library, Julian and the Wolf Center, Salk Institute, Kinsella Library La Jolla, Ocean Beach, South County, Aquatica, Camp Pendleton, San Diego Automotive Museum, Art & Wine Tour of Escondido, Tourism Without Borders Fam to Tijuana, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, Nature Fam in Balboa Park, Liberty Station Public Market, Old Town State Historic Park, Bayside Trail and Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Kayak Trip in Chula Vista, San Diego History Center, Petco Park and Barrio Logan, Harbor Cruise.

MIXERS AND SOCIAL OUTINGS:

The association regularly sponsors networking mixers as well as other fun and beneficial social outings for our members. To submit any ideas, or for more information, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS:

San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association will be sponsoring educational workshops throughout each year. 

2017 CALENDAR:

January 9 - 6:00 pm Meeting
February - FAM Tour
March 13 - 6:00 pm Meeting
April 4 - Workshop
April 10 - FAM Tour
May 8 - 6:00 pm Meeting
June 3 - Certification Test (Written)
June 12 - FAM Tour
June 24 - Certification Test (Oral)
July 10 - 6:00 pm Meeting
August 14 - FAM Tour
September 11 - 6:00 pm Meeting
September - Workshop
October 9 - FAM Tour
November 13 - 6:00 pm Meeting
December 2 - Certification Test (Written)
December 9 - Certification Test (Oral)
December 11 - Holiday Party
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