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Membership

 

WHO SHOULD JOIN

Everyone connected to Philadelphia’s thriving tourism industry is invited to join the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT): docents, site managers, re-enactors, carriage drivers, walking tour guides, concierges, volunteers, representatives of tourism-related organizations and any other parties interested in Philadelphia and its history. APT is a growing community of members who care about what they do and the city they live and work in.

Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm and feature a guest speaker on a topic of historical significance in Philadelphia or a field trip for a behind-the-scenes tour of a local historic site. FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL BE OFFERED VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM. Meetings are open to aspiring and working tour guides as well as anyone with an interest in Philadelphia-focused history. Attend two meetings for free and then it is $50 to join the association for the year or $10 per monthly meeting event. Please join us for convivial company, good food, fascinating presentations, and lively discussions!

APT has decided to waive 2021 membership fees for all 2020 members. If you have not yet joined or renewed for 2020, now is the time!

HOW TO JOIN APT

Those interested may join in person at any APT meeting with cash or check, via post with a check, or online at the APT Store.

APT memberships run through December 31 of the year of enrollment.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER
$50/Year
Networking opportunities: with other tourism professionals at APT meetings and events.
Professional Development: *an incredible array of speakers at the APT monthly meetings as well as periodic field trips. Discover what's going on at local museums and sites, keep up to date on the latest regulations affecting tour guiding in Philadelphia, and learn about everything from colonial beer making to Prohibition in Philadelphia.
*discounts to attend professional training sessions (lecture series, tour guide training and evaluation, CPR and first aid, etc.)
*discounts for certification exams.
*discounts to attend National Federation of Tour Guides Association (NFTGA) conferences and access to their communications.
Promotion: option to create a profile the APT Membership Directory.
Perks: free admission or discounts to local museums, venues, and businesses. See the Supporters and Benefits page for more details.
Insurance: access to third-party individual tour guide liability insurance.
 
++Please keep in mind that neither membership nor certification guarantees employment as a tour guide.
CORPORATE MEMBER
$110/Year
Networking opportunities: any 2 members of the organization may attend APT meetings and events.
Professional Development: *an incredible array of speakers at the APT monthly meetings as well as periodic field trips. Any 2 members of the organization may attend.
*discounts to attend professional training sessions (lecture series, tour guide training and evaluation, CPR and first aid, etc.) Any 2 members of the organization may attend.
*discounts for certification exams. Any 2 members of the organization may sit for exams in a given year.
*discounts to attend National Federation of Tour Guides Association (NFTGA) conferences and access to their communications. Any 2 members of the organization may attend.
Promotion: option to create a profile the APT Membership Directory. Corporate profiles are listed first and can include a website link.
Perks: free admission or discounts to local museums, venues, and businesses. See the Supporters and Benefits page for more details. Any 2 members of the organization can use the benefit at any one location at a time.
 
Voting: only one 'founding' member of the organization (designated at registration) will have voting privileges. An additional two members of the organization may sit on APT committees in one calendar year.