Core Values
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A Greeter is

Greeters are enthusiastic, local volunteers who live in the area and take along small groups of tourists (no more than 6) to visit their city, village or region. The Greeters are true ambassadors who are happy to share their experiences, knowledge and passion when touring visitors.
  
Originated in New York
The concept of the Greeters originated in New York in the early nineties and was created to promote direct contacts between local residents and visitors in the city. This is called participative tourism. This popular initiative was followed by many countries and cities all over the world. Our country also has greeters, in Brussels and along our Belgian coast. 
  
Experience Antwerp.
Visits with a Greeter focus on the tourists’ experience. This means that you will get a personal welcome and hear personal stories, as greeters take people around as though they were treating their own relatives to a day out in the city or village. We do not stick to walking in Antwerp, as we also have Greeters who are willing to make a tour  by bike.
  Core Values

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 ordinary people in creating a better world.