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.

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RSAA Member Services Administrator

Apply For RSAA Membership

To apply for membership, complete the appropriate application pertaining to your organization and submit it to the RSAA office along with a check. The annual dues are $595.00 for Regular members, $695.00 for Associate members, and $300.00 for International Members.

Industry Service Provider dues are $1200 for membership or $2500, which includes Summit sponsor benefits.

Regular (Receptive Tour Operator) Membership Application

Associate (Supplier) Membership Application

Industry Service Provider Membership Application

International Member Application

The RSAA Advantage...

Driving more international business to our members
Educating the industry about the important contributions of the receptive market in increased travel to the US
Addressing legislative issues which directly impact the receptive sector of the travel industry

RSAA Offers Members:

Networking opportunities with the nation's leading receptive tour operators and suppliers
Educational seminars at  the annual Summit and online during the year
Legal resources on key industry issues
Discounted registration fees to attend the RSAA Summit and Membership Meetings
Advertising in association publications
Committee participation
Bi-Weekly e-bulletins
Member listing on the RSAA website
Right to use the RSAA logo in your place of business on on your website

RSAA Membership is Comprised of:

Regular members - Companies engaged in the management of receptive tour services that are a registered U.S. corporation, partnership, or company engaged primarily in providing wholesale receptive services to non-U.S. members of the travel industry.

Associate members - Organizations such as government agencies, educational institutions, domestic tour companies, travel trade associations, lodging companies, attractions and firms engaged in selling products or services to receptive tour operators.

Sustaining Members - Sustaining membership is open to associate (supplier) members of the association. RSAA Sustaining Membership increases your role and visibility within the association with additional exposure and a position on the RSAA Advisory Board.

International Members - International outbound tour operators (located outside the U.S. that actively sell travel components to the U.S. are eligible for international membership.  Organizations such as government agencies, educational institutions, domestic tour companies, travel trade associations and firms engaged in selling products or services to receptive tour operators and that are located outside of the United States are also eligible for international membership.

Industry Service Providers - Industry Services Providers are companies that provide non-travel goods and services used by receptive operators and/or Associate Members in conducting their normal business activities. These goods and services may include accounting, legal, printing, insurance, advertising, technical and similar other goods and services.

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