Receptive Tour Operators are defined as United States-based companies which specialize in creating, marketing, and selling United States travel products to International Inbound travelers. Receptive Tour Operators have unique knowledge of the countries they serve and of the destinations they sell. A Tour Operator shall be considered a Receptive when the majority of its revenue is derived from Inbound International travelers to the United States.
What's New At RSAA?

RSAA has been hard at work forging relationships to strengthen the U.S. inbound industry and promote RSAA members in the international travel community.

RSAA and Brand USA Announce Partnership
RSAA and Brand USA's new partnership will focus on the periodic MegaFams conducted by Brand USA. RSAA will conduct follow-up with MegaFam participants by providing receptive tour operator information to them, while RSAA will provide MegaFam participant information to receptive members.

RSAA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Discover America-Taiwan
RSAA and Discover America-Taiwan recently signs an agreement pledging cooperation between the two group on education and marketing opportunities.

RSAA to Distribute Member Information in India, Brazil and China
RSAA is creating special member directories to be disseminated by staff (in Brazil at the VUSA-Brazil show) and by the Visit USA-India committee (at the VUSA Mice Show) and the US Commercial Service in China.

IPW Adopts RSAA Definition of Receptive Tour Operator
Receptive tour operators at IPW must meet RSAA's definition of receptive tour operator in order to qualify for attendance in that category. RSAA's receptive tour operator definition may be found on the RSAA homepage.

RSAA Chairman Jonathan Zuk re-appointed to Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
RSAA Chairman Jonathan Zuk will serve a second term on the Department of Commerce's Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

Summit 2015 to feature delegations from Brazil and Indonesia
The 2015 RSAA Summit (to be held Feb. 3-4 in Las Vegas) will once again feature a delegation from Brazil as well as a small contingent from Indonesia, a first for RSAA. Registration for the 2015 Summit will open in mid-October 2014.

RSAA Signs MOU with Braztoa
The Receptive Services Association of America (RSAA) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Braztoa, the Brazilian Tour Operator Association. The agreement pledges that both groups will work together on educational and marketing efforts to facilitate travel to the United States.

  “RSAA members view Brazil as an important market today and a vital one tomorrow,” said RSAA chairman Jonathan Zuk. “Our partnership with Braztoa, in addition to our relationship with the U.S. Commercial Service, will help our members gain the knowledge, information, and contacts necessary to provide Brazilian tourists with outstanding products and services in the United States.”

 “RSAA is pleased to be able to create opportunities for members to learn about the Brazilian market. We look forward to working with Braztoa to create new educational and business opportunities for our respective members,” said RSAA executive director Matt Grayson.

Recognized as one of the most important and representative nationwide Brazilian tourism organizations, the Brazilian Tour Operators Association (BRAZTOA) brings together the most prestigious companies in the industry. The association currently has 97 members, which account for approximately 90% of tour packages sold in Brazil. Braztoa members include tour operators and firms representing domestic and international products and destinations.

A non-profit organization, BRAZTOA promotes actions and partnerships to add value to the business activities of members and support the sustainable development of the tourism market. The objectives of the association include the promotion of its members in an organized market, with free enterprise and fair competition.