CITAP Member Benefits
We welcome new members, and encourage membership renewals for full access to all the benefits of membership.
CITAP has three signature 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.
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.
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 panellist representing the major markets.
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.
CITAP website consists of profiles on all members in a password-protected area and only the members have access to these pages.
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.
Communication Committee prepares quarterly Newsletter for CITAP members.
Receptive Tour Operator
A corporation which is incorporated and in good standing under the CBCA or 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.
Destination 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 non-provincial region in Canada, as a travel destination.
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.
Canadian or United States Supplier
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.
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.
Association or Society
A professional travel-related association or society
Retail Travel Agency
A corporation which is incorporated and in good standing under the CBCA or any provincial legislation, and whose primary business is serving the general public as a travel agency in its local area.
Dependent Branch Office
A branch office or subsidiary of RTO or CUS member.
Such as tour coach driver, tour guides, driver-guides, interpreter, etc.
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.
All prices in Canadian Dollars – CAD
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.