The WFTGA 2017 Convention will be organized by the Iran Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and take place from 28 January to 1 February 2017 in Tehran, Iran. Over 400 tourist guides from 45 countries are scheduled to attend the event.
WFTGA Vice President and Past President Ruby Roy visited Iran for the International Tourist Guide Day in 2015, where Iran was confirmed as the next host. During the visit, she had maintained that the foreign tourist guides could visit Iran’s museums and attraction sites free of charge while the same accommodations would be provided for the Iranian guides in the world.
China hosted the previous biennial convention in 2013.