International Greeter Association
A propos des Greeters et leur concept
Le concept des Greeters
The Greeter idea was born 1992 in New York when Lynn Brooks initiated « Big Apple Greeters » and since then has been set up in more than 140 cities and regions across the whole world, from Argentina to Vietnam. The informal « Global Greeter Network » was established as registered International Greeter Association in 2019. Learn more about Lynn Brooks and the history of the Greeter idea.
All destinations share the same core values.
Greeters welcome visitors to their city and take them on a personal, two- to three-hour walk showing them the city beyond the guide books and off the beaten track.
Greeters are volunteers who love their city or region and are keen to share with you their enthusiasm and knowledge about the city or region.
During your walk, you’ll discover the city on foot or using public transport network. Whether you’re visiting a city for the first time, or are a regular visitor, we welcome you to our city and look forward to showing you a part of « our » city.
Discover our cities behind the scenes; hear what it’s like to live here; catch up on the latest city gossip and get to know the place in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Come as a guest – leave as a friend!
International Greeter Association (anciennement Global Greeter Network)
Lors des assemblées générales, les membres de l’International Greeter Association (IGA) discutent et décident de leurs projets communs et le conseil d’administration de l’IGA se compose actuellement de six membres:
Katie Law, Chicago – Chair | [email protected]
Klaus Bostelmann, Hamburg – Secretary | [email protected]
Diana Hounslow, Pas-de-Calais – Treasurer | [email protected]
Laila Arad-Allan, Tel Aviv | [email protected]
Joaquin Brenman, Buenos Aires | [email protected]
Françoise Deygout, Paris | [email protected]
Emilie Herssens, Brussels | [email protected]
Jonathan Huffstutler, Federation France Greeters / Rueil-Malmaison | [email protected]