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Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017
As its new President, the World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations has appointed a South African tourist guide. At the 17th biennial World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Convention which took place in Tehran, Iran, recently, Alushca Ritchie, a registered tourist guide for the Western Cape, was appointed as the new head for the globally recognized body.
Ms Ritchie has been a wine specialist for the last 6 years. She owns and manages a tourism business, serving as the Chairperson of the Cape Tourist Guides Association. She has also served as a director on the Cape Town Tourism Board and as the Western Cape Representative of the South African Travel Services Association.
As the President of WFTGA, she will serve a two-years term and will be supported by an Executive Board made up of delegates from Australia, Iran, USA, Canada and the UK.