The Utah Tour Guide Association is a professional, non-profit corporation of experienced tour guides and members of the travel industry. We are dedicated to promoting the integrity of our profession. We strive to improve the tour industry in the state of Utah, and assure quality of service for the consumer.
Utah Tourism Current Announcements
Writing Articles for Magazines and Blogs
February 17, 2021 7 pm via Zoom
Join travel writer and blogger Cliff Bandringa as he discusses the different types of publications out there – from the old fashion printed variety to newer on-line blogs and how they function. Article construction and layout will also be covered, from suggested sections to include, to the usage of pictures. Recommendations on how to approach and submit article proposals to publishers will also be discussed.
Antelope Island State Park
March 17, 2021 11 am
Meet at the Island Visitors Center outdoor amphitheater for an update on Island events by the Park Naturalist. Then continue with Ann Evans, former park ranger/naturalist as we continue to tour to the various sites, learning about the bison and other wildlife, history of the Island and Great Salt Lake. Includes the Fielding Garr Ranch. This tour will be completely outdoors so social distancing can be practiced.
Utah Office of Tourism Presentation
April 14, 2021 7 pm
Join us via Zoom for an update of Utah’s tourism by the Utah Office of Tourism. Haley Rodgers is the Utah Office of Tourism’s Global Content & Tour Specialist. She specializes in coordinating and hosting international famialization tours. She also works with global market managers and international rep offices on PR and media inquiries. To make sure the office keeps international audiences in mind, she works with the content team on global messaging and storytelling as well.
This is the Place Heritage Park
May 19, 2021 10 am
Please join us for an in-person tour of the new developments in the park. We will meet at 10 am at the new visitors center for a tour, lunch and refreshments.
Wilcox Ranch/Range Creek
September 10 & 11, 2021
Join us as we travel down to Price to spend the night and then begin our tour of Range Creek the next morning at 6:45. We will view the high density of virtually undisturbed prehistoric sites that have been found. Nearly four hundred sites have been identified and recorded including granaries, rock art panels, ruins and artifact scatters. Cost for the tour is $85 and includes transportation, lunch and tour guide for the area. Discount lodging is available in Price.
October 5, 2021 10 am
Meet at the Planetarium for an informative talk by planetarium staff, followed by free time to explore the exhibits. Then we will reconvene for one of the many shows the planetarium has to offer. Please RSVP to one of the UTGA officers if you plan to attend.
Salt Lake City Ghost Tour
November, date TBA
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
December 1, 2021 10 am, Sons of the Utah Pioneers building (3301 E Louise Ave.)
Join us for our annual meeting at the SUP building. Speaker will be from the Utah Office of Tourism, followed by lunch, elections, and annual UTGA business.
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