ABOUT US

HISTORIA

La Asociación Profesional de Informadores Turísticos de Mallorca fue creada en el año 1977. Dicha Asociación se amplió con la incorporación de las otras islas del archipiélago, convirtiéndose en la Asociación Profesional de Informadores Turísticos de las Islas Baleares en 1985.

REGULACIÓN

El Colegio Oficial de Guías de Turismo de las Islas Baleares (COGTIB), se regula por la Ley nº10/1998 de 14 de diciembre de 1998 de Colegios Profesionales de las Islas Baleares, publicada en el BOIB de 19 de diciembre del mismo año.

PERSONAL

El Colegio cuenta en la actualidad con más de 235 profesionales que ejercen como Guías Turísticos de las Islas Baleares.

FILOSOFÍA

El Colegio Oficial de Guías de Turismo de las Islas Baleares no tiene ánimo de lucro.

Our Objectives

The representation, defence and promotion of the professional, social, economic and cultural interests of its members.
Act as the representative with various institutions, authorities and the media.
Establishment, protection and promotion of a code of ethics among its members.
Collaborate with institutions to prevent professional encroachment.
Continuous training of its members through yearly seminars, conferences and workshops, for example. The association has ongoing communication with most museums, monuments and exhibitions to keep its guides up to date.
Promote tourism respectful of the natural and cultural environment of the Balearic Islands.
Facilitate the incorporation of new guides by conducting work practice with its members.

Board of Directors

Elected in general assembly as of 02/07/2019
COGTIB - Presidente 2019

Ramón Martín Gordon

President

COGTIB - Vocal Ibz. 2019

Carlos Espín Tribes

Ibiza Delegate

COGTIB - Videpresidente 2019

Brigitte Casteleyn

Vice President

COGTIB - Vocal Mca. 2019

Carmen Papamancea

Majorca Delegate

COGTIB - Secretaria 2019

María José Rigo Manso

Secretary

COGTIB - Tesorera 2019

Maribel Arnau Tugores

Treasurer

What do I gain by joining??

Work legally, as established in Article 4, Law 5/2004, 20 December on the creation of the Official Balearic Islands Tourist Guide Association.
Have a direct relationship with over 235 members and colleagues, with whom you can share ideas, problems and work, for example.
Achieve lifelong learning through our training courses, lectures, seminars and visits.
Be informed at all times of any developments and changes, e.g. in opening times and reservation requirements, for the various city sights, caves, churches, monasteries and transportation.
Be informed about changes in national or European law.
Be advised on legal matters.

How to join?

PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

Original and photocopy of ID card (DNI).
Original and photocopy of Tour Guide qualification.
Bank details.
A recent photograph.
Payment of the joining fee.

Payment of the quarterly fee for the current year.

Where to join?

AT OUR OFFICE

C/ del Ter, 27, 1er piso, Despacho 4. Polígono Son Fuster
07009 Palma de Mallorca
Tlf. 971 460 697 / 667 488 883

FOR ANY DOUBT

CONTACT US

Tourist guide as a profession

The profession of a tourist guide is performed by...

Trained personnel on a regular and paid basis. It consists of providing information and interpretation services regarding historical and natural heritage, assets of cultural interest, catalogued assets and other tourist resources in the Balearic Islands to tourists and visitors in the two official languages of the Balearic Islands, as well as any other foreign language, which must also be accredited.

Source

Source: Chapter X, Article 136.2, Decree 20/2015.

To be a Balearic Islands Tour Guide you need...

Authorisation granted by the competent tourism administration in tourism management for each island is needed, under the terms provided in this chapter. This allows the activity to be performed in the Balearic Islands, any Autonomous Community in Spain and any member state of the European Union under the terms provided in the appropriate local or national legislation.

Source

Chapter X, Article 137.1, Decree 20/2015.

These are the activities for which a tour guide is required...

To conduct visits and excursions to provide information and interpretation services for groups of tourists and visitors to cultural assets and those catalogued as being of historical, artistic and cultural interest in the Balearic Islands; whether museums, caves, archaeological sites, churches, monasteries, shrines, castles, towns or other locations of this nature; as well as national and natural parks, landscapes, natural reserves and monuments, as declared in accordance with Law 5/2005, May 26, for the conservation of environmentally important areas.

Fuente

Chapter X, Article 136.3, Decree 20/2015.

Competent island tourism administrations must set tests for...

The qualification of Official Guide to the Balearic Islands, regarding particular topics to be developed with respect to the blocks of natural and cultural heritage in the Balearic Islands. Knowledge of English, at least one other foreign language and the official languages in the Balearic Islands are also tested.

The general requirements for authorisation are:

  1. Having Spanish nationality or that of any member state of the European Union or signatory to the European Economic Area Agreement, being a foreign citizen resident in Spain with the recognised right to engage in gainful employment or others in accordance with current regulations.
  2. Being an adult.
  3. Having any of the following qualifications: vocational training higher level training cycle; university diploma or degree; master’s degree, a degree or any other approved equivalent. Be in possession of a professional certificate or other accreditation of the skills required to be a Guide for tourists and visitors, via the evaluation and accreditation of the skills acquired through work experience or other non-formal training methods, under the terms contained in the Organic Law 5/2002, June 19, Vocational Training and Qualifications, and the Royal Decree 1224/2009, July 17.
  4. Accreditation of knowledge of English and at least one other foreign language under the terms established in this chapter.
  5. Certification of knowledge of Catalan and Castilian Spanish under the terms established in this chapter.
  6. Knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of the Balearic Islands, as provided for in this chapter.

Fuente

Source: Chapter X, Articles 137.2 and 137.4 of Decree 20/2015

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