Indonesian Tour Guide Association–ITGA

HPI – Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia

Indonesian Tour Guide Association – ITGA

Brief History
Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia (HPI) or Indonesian Tourist Guide Association (ITGA) was established as a result of Himpunan Duta Wisata Indonesia (HWDI) Convention at Pertamina Cottages Kuta Beach Bali Indonesia March 27, 1983. This first national convention was initiated by Joop Ave, Former Minister for Tourism, Post and Telecommunication of Indonesia Republics. The convention was attended by nine provincial guide association and Bali Guide Association as the host. During the Second Convention of Indonesian Tourist Guide Association October 05, 1988 at Palembang City – South Sumatera HDWI had been replaced into HPI (Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia).

HPI is the official association of Tourist Guides in Indonesia. The National Board of HPI so called DPP (Dewan Pimpinan Pusat), Provincial Board is DPD (Dewan Pimpinan Daerah) and Regency Board is DPC (Dewan Pimpinan Cabang). DPP HPI currently coordinates 23 DPD HPI, 70 DPC HPI with total members of 12,000 professional tourist guides throughout Indonesia Republics.

HPI – Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia or Indonesian Tourist Guide Association (ITGA) is a non profit, non political association which groups together, around Indonesia Republics, a Licensed and Individual Tourist Guides, Honorary Members who have direct attention with Tourist Guide Professionalism.The HPI’s main purpose is to group, promote and ensure that tourist guides are recognized as the ambassadors of their country. Besides HPI purposes to be active in research and tourism development, and as the vehicle to voice out their members’ guide fees and social welfares. HPI offers services to our members but also communicates to those in search of the services of professional area specific tourist guides and where to hire them, as well as actively to promote our members’ professionalism to industry partners worldwide.

The day-to-day running of the HPI is the responsibilities of the executive board of DPP, DPD, DPC whose members are elected by delegates of the members for a 4 year period at each Convention. To take a position on the Executive Board one has to know that such a position means complete involvement, dedication and many hours of work. Executive Board Members who are elected must be actively practicing tourist guides who are not tour operators, or tourist guide employers. The official language of the Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia. However the HPI 2006-2010 Executive Board represents the following languages: English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russia, Korean, Chinese.

Logo HPI
The Cendrawasih Bird, Logo of HPI

The Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia is dedicated and committed;

  • To establishing contact with tourist guide members of Indonesia, tourism training institutes and to reinforcing their professional ties;
  • To representing professional tourist guides nationally and to promoting and protecting their interests;
  • To enhancing the image of the profession and promoting the use of area specific local tourist guides in all provinces of Indonesia;
  • To promoting a universal code of ethics and skills to raising, encouraging and establishing the highest standards of professionalism;
  • To developing national –international training, and improving the quality of guiding through education and training;
  • To facilitating the exchange of information between members.

Sumber: HPI online

Links:          logo-hpi-jakarta20 Logo WFTGA

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13 Responses to Indonesian Tour Guide Association–ITGA

  1. terry james says:

    My wife and I are planning a trekking holiday in Java. Can you please verify that Lombok – Lintrack. Mochammed Shafari is a registered guide with your association and that the company is reputable and trustworthy.
    Thank you

  2. saksonoarie says:

    Hi there Mr. Terry James,
    Sorry I couldn’t respond earlier, I have been busy over the last weeks. I’ve got to handle group, leading them for a tour across Jakarta, West-, Central Java, and Yogyakarta.

    Unfortunately I can’t give u information about the person. The organization (whole Indonesia) has thousands member. It divides into chapters in each provinces of Indonesia. I am a member of Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia (HPI) or The Indonesian Tour Guide Association – Jakarta Chapter. Personally I don’t know him and I’ve never heard the name in Jakarta chapter, he might be member of the ITGA of other province.
    All members of the HPI/ ITGA are licensed by the government (regional tourist office). If a guide claims to be licensed, you should ask to see the license and copy down his name and number. In that way, if u encounter some really big problem (e.g. the guide abandons u on a remote mountainside), u can report him. But on the other hand, if the guide turns out to be exceptionally good u can then recommend him to your friends.

    Well Mr. James, further if u have any other question or anything else that I can help u, please do not hesitate to contact me, I’ll be glad to help.

    Anyway think positive.. then everything will turn out well.. and welcome to my beautiful Indonesia.

    > arie

  3. adi kurniawan says:

    assalamulaikum wr.wb. perkenalakan nama saya adi, saya mahasiswa teknik informatika. Purwokerto tempat tinggal saya.bekerja di biro perjalanan wisata,sebagai pramuwisata permatawisata banjarnegara.saya mau tanya bagaimana bergabung atau menjadi anggota HIMPUNAN PRAMUWISATA INDONESIA. Pengalaman saya masih sangat baru tentunya di bidang ini,saya baru bekerja kurang lebih 8 bulan. saya berminat untuk menjadi anggota, tolong kasih infonya.

  4. saksonoarie says:

    Salam kenal mas Adi..
    apabila anda ingin bergabung dengan HPI mudah saja. anda dapat menghubungi sekertariat HPI di daerah anda (Banjarnegara> HPI Jawa Tengah). salah satu syarat pertama untuk bergabung adalah memiliki license/ lisensi yang dikeluarkan/ diberikan oleh Dinas Pariwisata tingkat provinsi setempat setelah lulus mengikuti diklat pramuwisata. Jenjang Pramuwisata yang berlaku saat ini adalah: Pramuwisata Muda, Pramuwisata Madya, dan Tour Leader (Pengatur Wisata). Untuk mengikuti diklat pramuwisata anda dapat meghubungi Dinas Pariwisata di daerah anda. thx..

    salam Indonesia > arie

  5. mukmin jahar says:

    Salam kenal dari Lombok mas arie

    dulu saya pernah ikut diklat pramuwisata th.1989 jenjang pramu muda, sy tdk pernah lanjut ke jenjang yg lebih tinggi. Sampai sekarang sy kadang2 sering juga jadi pemandu wisatawan baik itu domestik maupun mancanegara, saya tau klo lisensi sy sudah tdk berlaku lagi tapi sy senang dengan pekerjaan itu. dengan tdk memperpanjang lisensi tsb apa otomatis tdk diakui lg sebagai angg. hpi ?

  6. Management says:

    Please link to our web blog terbaru HPI Jogjakarta

  7. Hilda says:

    Hi..mas Arie..

    Perkenalkan nama saya hilda, saya adalah salah satu karyawan swasta. Terakhir saya pernah mendaftarkan diri di HPI wilayah Jawa Barat dengan Bpk Herman. Pertama saya menanyakan tentang cara pendaftaran member ke beliau. Beliau mengatakan saya langsung datang ke sekretariat di Bandung saja atau nanti kirim Personal Data via post. Saya pun melakukan hal yang kedua yaitu kirim personal data saya via post. Yang mau saya tanyakan, apakah prosedur pendaftaran saya sudah benar? Karena sampai sekarang saya tidak dipanggil untuk mengikuti training atau apapun dari HPI. Mohon bantuannya, sebenarnya bagaimanakah prosedur yang benar?

    Terima kasih sebelumnya

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  10. Dyah says:

    Hallo Mas Arie,
    Nama saya Dyah, saya membutuhkan nama-nama dan nomor kontak beserta email dari teman-teman yang menjadi tour guide untuk saya masukkan dalam daftar tour guide Indonesia. Terima kasih.

  11. Angga G. Kelana says:

    Salam kenal, Saya Angga.
    Saya sangat tertarik dengan HPI, saya ingin bergabung dan bagaimana caranya? Trims

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