MTGA (Myanmar Tourist Guides Association) is formed by licensed (issued by Ministry of Hotels and Tourism) hold tourist guides in whole country. 1132 of over 3000 licensed guides are MTGA members including zones like as Mandalay zones, Began zones, Southern Shan zones, Mon state zone and Yangon based guides.
It was formed in 2011 supervised and instructed by Minister for Hotels and Tourism.
The vision of MTGA is Guides’ welfare in the industry,
Second vision is Tourism development in service sector in the country.
Our objective is to gain rights, to protect rights, and to support guides’ capacity and to cooperate and to coordinate ministry and related organizations in order to achieve Tourism development.
As MTGA become one of the civilian organized associations, MTGA will cooperate with MoHT (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism) , MTF ( Myanmar Tourism Federation) and will collaborate with others international tourism organizations.
MTGA each and every member can speak different languages. There are altogether 10 languages such as Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japan, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai.
MTGA had formed two committees. There are HRD & Social Affair Committee.
Human Resource Development Committee operates Capacity Development Programmes such as mini-talks , Seminars, Excursion, field Trips, Trainings related Tourism, Educational exchange programmes and Tourism review for 2012-13 by way of tourist guide perspective.
Social Affair committee affords several kinds of support to the guides. The Committee set social security fund for Guides who are die of accident in the work , illness, injury and supporting fund raising activities by founding Football team, Badminton team, music band, fun fair, publishing yearly calendar and so on.
There are over 26 CECs from different zones in MTGA. Each Zone has their Zone Chairman and Secretary and EC members organizing members and working out activities and zone meetings under main policy of MTGA 26 CECs Decision. These two CEs become 2 CECs for each zone in MTGA Head. 2 Reps.(2 CECs) from each zone have to attend 26 CECs meeting that hold every three months in low season. 26 CECs decide main Issues and Policy that will cover whole country and association affairs. We follow voting system in decision making process.
MTGA (MYANMAR TOURIST GUIDES ASSOCIATION)