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The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC

  • Address:
    PO Box 242
    Washington, DC 20044
  • Phone:
    (202) 298-1474
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To promote the common interests of tourist guides in the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan area by:                                                                                                      


-Providing a forum for the discussion of issues of concern to tourist guides.
-Encouraging members to maintain the highest standards of service and integrity
-Keeping members abreast of any current information relevant to the profession through educational meetings and programs, regular membership meetings, and a newsletter. 
-The Capital Guide working with the appropriate governmental and private tourism-related organizations to resolve issues of mutual concern and to create a visitor-friendly metropolitan area.
-Representing the interests of the tourist guide profession in general, and the Guild members in particular, in matters involving the local, national, and international community.