Membership

Thank-you for your interest in CITAP! Get connected and stay connected to increase your business from Asia Pacific.

When you Join CITAP, you’re becoming part of a team of hospitality specialists who are keen on increasing business for the inbound tourism to Canada from the Asia Pacific markets.

With CITAP membership, you have opportunities to network with industry partners from various sectors through CITAP events such as Networking Luncheon/Dinner at Annual General Meeting in the spring, Golf Tournaments (east and west) in the summer and Winter Function in December. In addition, CITAP holds workshops and seminars to help members become AP-savvy.

Our Membership List includes:

Receptive Tour Operators, by and for whom this association was established, who bring in travellers from Asia Pacific markets

  • Destination Marketing Offices
  • Supplier Members from accommodation, attractions, restaurants, transportation, retail & other sectors
  • Dependent members
  • Retail Travel Agencies
  • Media businesses
  • Individual members

Browse our Members List to find out who in the industry is seriously interested in getting more business from Asia Pacific and for more information, please contact our office at info@citap.ca.

Benefits

Networking Events

CITAP has three regular events annually, (i) Networking lunch or dinner in conjunction with Annual General Meeting which takes place in spring, (ii) Golf Tournament in the west during the month of July, and (iii) Winter Function which is the largest function that takes place usually in the first week of December

Seminars

In addition to the Networking Events, CITAP holds information seminars for members. Some examples from the past include (i) ‘HST Ruling for the Travel Industry’ presented by CRA, (ii) ‘BC, Canada, China & ADS – What Now?’ presented by Tourism British Columbia.

Asia Pacific Market Updates

CITAP Members receive report on Asia Pacific markets based on information/data provided from the Receptive Tour Operators who are the front-line people when it comes to inbound travel news about the Asia Pacific.

Also as a part of the Winter Function, Market Updates are presented in a panel discussion format consisting of panelist representing the major markets.

Advocacy for RTOS

As an association to support the Receptive Tour Operators handling Asia Pacific markets in Canada, our Advocacy Committee speaks to and works with various levels of the government and industry related associations. To find out what current issues we have at hand, please visit Advocacy Updates page of our website.

Member Profile Pages

CITAP website consists of profiles on all members in a password-protected area and only the members have access to these pages.

E-Updates

CITAP office sends out E-Updates to members to keep members up-to-date with association events, notice, special offers, etc…. in order to keep members connected with what is going on at CITAP.

E-newsletters

Communication Committee prepares quarterly Newsletter for CITAP members.

Membership Categories & Fees

RTO: Receptive Tour Operator

A corporation which is incorporated and in good standing under the CBCA*1or any provincial statute in Canada, and which is actively handling inbound tours from Asia Pacific region in Canada as the primary business of the said corporation.

  • Annual Membership fee: 350.00 CAD

DMO: Destination Marketing Organization

A corporation which is incorporated and in good standing under the CBCA*1or any provincial legislating in Canada, as the case may be, and which is actively promoting non-provincial region in Canada, as a travel destination.

  • Annual Membership fee: 450.00 CAD

PMO: Provincial Marketing Organization

A corporation which is incorporated and in good standing under CBCA or any provincial legislation in Canada, as the case may be, and which is actively promoting any province or territory in Canada, as a travel destination.

  • Annual Membership fee: 700.00 CAD

CUS-OT: Canadian or United States Supplier – OTHER

A corporation related to the hospitality and tourism industry such as transportation companies, hotels, airline companies, restaurants, retail shops, attractions or relevant tourism partners with less than 2 locations or 200 employees.

  • Annual Membership fee: 500.00 CAD

CUS-NR: Canadian or United States Supplier – NATIONAL|REGIONAL

A corporation related to the hospitality and tourism industry such as transportation companies, hotels, airline companies, restaurants, retail shops, attractions or relevant tourism partners with 2 or more locations and more than 200 employees.

  • Annual Membership fee: 700.00 CAD

ASC: Association or Society

A professional travel-related industry association or society.

  • Annual Membership fee: 700.00 CAD

RTA: Retail Travel Agency

A corporation which is incorporated and in good standing under the CBCA*1or any provincial legislation, whose primary business and which is serving the general public as a travel agency in its local area.

  • Annual Membership fee: 300.00 CAD

DPT: Dependent Branch Office

A branch office of RTO, DMO or CUS member.

  • Annual Membership fee: 300.00 CAD

MED: Corporation or Partnership

A corporation or partnership, which publishes consumer and/or trade publications, including the full range of communication media of television and radio, on a regular basis.

  • Annual Membership fee: 300.00 CAD

IND: Individuals

Individuals such as tour coach driver, tour guides, driver guides, interpreter, etc.

  • Annual Membership fee: 200.00 CAD

*Remarks*

  • Membership fees are GST/HST exempt until further notice.
  • CBCA: The Canadian Business Corporations Act., R.S.C., 1985 as amended from time to time.
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