Membership is free and open to all New Orleans licensed tour guides and companies.
Because we also want to keep public cemeteries free to the general public, we are currently not accepting anyone affiliated with New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries or Cemetery Tours NOLA LLC due to their current litigation with ACTGC.ORG.
We have three main reasons to exist:
1) protect industry and public rights relating to public spaces,
2) advance industry and public education relating to tourism law, and
3) preserve public spaces to benefit society and lessen the burdens of government.
We are dedicated to empowering our industry through education, supporting rational regulation, and by giving back to our city and the communities where we work each day.
We represent a united industry willing to work with the city and communities where we work and live, but we are also willing to protect the general public's rights and our own right to be free from arbitrary regulation.
Our current focus is on two threats to our industry (1) the public's right to free and reasonable access to the city's historical cemeteries and (2) our right to compete fairly in the cemetery tour industry.
The City of New Orleans and New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries are currently ignoring the centuries-old right of the general public to free and reasonable access to public cemeteries. The City has also recently announced arbitrary code changes that will hurt our industry while not accomplishing the City's stated purpose.