The International Greeter Association

Vienna isn’t the only city with Greeters. The idea was born in New York and has already been set up in a number of cities across the whole world, from Argentina to Vietnam. 

All Greeters and Greeter destinations share the same core values.

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 ordinary people in creating a better world.

Visit the International Greeter Association website.