Dominican Sustainable Tourism Organization, DSTO

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ODTS About ODTS Principles & Values Code of Guiding Practice
The Code of Guiding Practice (WFTGA) PDF Print E-mail


Assurance of high level professionalism

Adherence to the WFTGA Code of Guiding Practice provides an assurance of high level of professionalism and a value-added service offered by the individual guides to their clients.

Tourist Guide Associations which belong to the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations accept on behalf of their members the WFTGA's principles and aims:

  • To provide a professional service to visitors, with a sense of caring and commitment, and providing an objective understanding of the place visited, free from prejudice or propaganda.
  • To ensure that as far as possible what is presented as fact is true, and that a clear distinction is made between this truth and stories, legends, traditions, or opinions.
  • To act fairly and reasonably when dealing with all those who ask for the services of guides and with colleagues working in all aspects of tourism.
  • To protect the reputation of tourism in our country by making every effort to ensure that guided groups treat with respect the environment, wildlife, sights, and monuments, also local customs and their sensitivities.
  • As representatives of the host country, to welcome visitors and bring credit to the country visited and promote it as a tourist destination.