Members

Become a member

As an association, AAVEA’s mission is to represent the interests of visitor experiences and attractions, to raise awareness of the contribution they make to the broader tourism industry, to enhance discussion and co-ordination among visitor experience and attraction professionals, and to host an annual conference that provides education, networking, and collaboration opportunities.

Our members are visitor experience and attraction professionals, tourism industry stakeholders, and suppliers to visitor experiences and attractions. We welcome your interest, so please get in touch on info@aavea.org.za.

Member benefits

The African Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions currently includes visitor attraction members, associated members (service providers and suppliers, academic institutions, tourism bodies and industry trade organisations) and honorary members. 

  • Discounted conference and regional seminar registration fees
  • Regional seminars and meet-ups
  • Listing in the AAVEA Membership Directory on the AAVEA website (logo, profile, and contact details)
  • “#IAmAnAttraction” digital badge for members’ own website and marketing
  • The AAVEA Quarterly Communique

Operating Members

All visitor experiences and attractions, and organisations active in the business of attraction and experience management. Operating Members pay dues, may participate in all activities of the Association, may hold office, are eligible to vote, and receive all communications and publications of the Association.

Associated Members

Companies or entities that are involved in the experience and attractions sector but not eligible as Operating Members as defined above. Specifically, other related not-for-profit and for-profit organisations involved in the experience and attractions sector, such as service providers and suppliers to the sector, universities and other academic institutions, tourism bodies, and industry trade organisations. Associated Members pay dues, may participate in all activities of the Association, may hold office, are eligible to vote, and receive all communications and publications of the Association.

Honorary Members

Persons who have retired from active involvement in the sector and distinguished persons who, in the view of the Board, will be valued members of the Association. Honorary Members enjoy all rights and privileges of Ordinary Members but may, at the discretion of the Board, not pay dues and may not automatically receive all communications and publications of the Association. Honorary Members cannot hold office or vote.