The Arizona Guides Association (AGA)
The Arizona Guides Association (AGA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the tourism industry in Arizona. We advocate high standards of integrity, proficiency, knowledge through continuing education and certification of its members. Providing quality service to the tourism industry by ensuring experienced guides for a broad spectrum of programs and activities are available. Comprehensive oral and written examinations are available to our members who wish to become Certified Guides. Throughout the year members also participate in educational activities to expand their expertise.
AGA Objectives and Philosophy
To encourage and promote high standards of integrity, proficiency, knowledge, and growth in the tour guide profession.
To promote the aims of the Association to other associations related to the travel and tourism industry.
To encourage continuing education for all of its members.
Roles of AGA Members
To provide accurate information about the State of Arizona whether it be Arizona history, geography, geology, flora and fauna or details about shopping, restaurants, museums, golf courses, special events and statewide attractions.
Be a positive and exuberant ambassador for guests and attendees.
Provide efficient and excellent staffing and hospitality for any size group.
Share your knowledge in the areas of folklore and the history of the Native American and Mexican cultures in Arizona and grow your expertise in these areas.
Build upon your knowledge of AZ. Add skills through education, learning bi-lingual skills, or working as museum docents.
Confidently escort groups on varied activities, such as horseback riding, jeep or hummer tours, mountain biking, river rafting, hiking, team building and shopping