A picture of the viaduct in Knaresborough, taken from the river.

Institute of Tourist Guiding

The Voice of professional Guiding

The Institute of Tourist Guiding was set up in 2002 with the support of the Department of Culture, Media & Sports and Visit Britain and has since been instrumental in raising the profile and status of tourist guiding in the industry nationwide.

The Institute administer the Blue Badge Guide training programme and were instrumental in the launch of the Yorkshire Blue Badge Guide training course.

The Institute’s mission is…

To promote quality tourist guiding as an essential component of the visitor experience, fit for the 21st century.

To set, monitor and maintain standards of professionalism in tourist guiding.

To accredit training programmes and award qualifications that are recognised as the highest standard in tourist guiding.

For more details: www.itg.org.uk