HPI Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia or ITGA Indonesian Tourist Guide Association was established on March 27, 1983 at HPI first national convention at Pertamina Cottages Kuta Beach, Bali – Indonesia, which was initiated by Joop Ave, Former Indonesian Tourism Minister. HPI is a legal association of Tourist Guides in Indonesia. The National Board of HPI so called DPP (Dewan Pimpinan Pusat), Provincial Board is DPD (Dewan Pimpinan Daerah) and Regency Board is DPC (Dewan Pimpinan Cabang). HPI currently coordinates 33 provincial and 70 regency boards with total members of 12,000 professional tourist guides all over Indonesia. The Followings are Presidents of the national board HPI :
- 1983-1988 : Anak Agung Tentram Wisnawa
- 1988-1993 : Anak Agung Tentram Wisanawa
- 1993- 2001 : Yan L. Simanjuntak
- 2001-2006 : I Nyoman Kandia
- 2006- 2010 : I Nyoman Kandia
- 2011-2016 : Erwan Maulana
HPI Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia or ITGA Indonesian Tourist Guide Association is a non profit organization to promoting a Licensed and certified Tourist Guides as the legal profession in tourism business in their country. To take a position on the Executive Board one has to know that such a position means complete involvement, dedication and many hours of work. Executive Board Members who are elected must be actively practicing tourist guides who are not tour operators, or tourist guide employers.The official language of the Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia. However the HPI 2011-2016 Executive Board represents the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russia, Korean, Dutch, Chinese.