Malaysian Tourist Guides Council (MTGC)
Also known as the Majlis Pemandu-Pemandu Pelancong Malaysia in Malay. On September 27, 1966, Penang Tourist Guides Association (PTGA) was official registered as the first tourist guide body in Malaysia. Subsequently Kuala Lumpur Tourist Guides Association (KLTGA) was formed on May 10, 1967. Johore Tourist Guides Association (JTGA) was also formed on January 14, 1972. These 3 pioneer tourist guides associations conceived Malaysian Tourist Guides Council (MTGC) which was official registered on June 28, 1976. Today, MTGC has a total of 13 affiliates representing about 5,000 tourist guides throughout Malaysia. Main objectives of MTGC are to commit to professional practices thus maintaining the highest level of competence in their work, coordinating and organizing of tourism related education and courses, looking into the overall interests of tourist guides, promoting fellowship amongst tourist guides and tourist guides' associations of Malaysia, and to provide a platform for discussions.
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