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 Core Values 

The International Greeter Association IGA is the global network of Greeter destinations around the world.

Greeters around the world (with local organizations in well over 100 destinations) are willing to share time with you, showing the hidden gems in their cities, telling you their personal stories. Not as a guide, they are the friend you didn't know you had!

All Greeters and Greeter destinations share the same core values:

1. Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination

2. Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to six people

3. Meeting a Greeter is free of charge

4. Visitors are welcomed without any kind of discrimination

5. Greeter programs support sustainable tourism. Programs respects natural and man-made environments, it brings both cultural and economical enrichment to the local communities. Programs aim for a lasting positive image of each destination.

6. Greeter programs create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange, create links between people thus creating a better world.


You can find great Greeters destinations by searching by country or by roaming the map. Click to see the available Greeter destinations




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