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 has three membership types: Ordinary (visitor experiences and attractions), Associate (service providers and suppliers), and Honorary (including retired and emeritus attractions professionals). 

  • 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 websites and marketing
  • The AAVEA Quarterly Communique

Membership Fees

2019 Members Fees

AAVEA membership fee (per company):                            R 1,000.00 per year (or R 100.00 per month)

The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June. Fees are payable in advance.

Renewal: Companies need to renew their membership when their employees register for the conference. The first employee to register pays the AAVEA membership fee (R 1,000.00) and their reduced conference registration (R 5,000.00). Thereafter all other employees select the ‘My company is a member’ option and only pay for conference registration (R 5,000.00).

New members: Current non-members can become AAVEA members when their employees register for the conference. As with membership renewal, the first employee to register pays the AAVEA membership fee (R 1,000.00) and their reduced conference registration (R 5,000.00). Thereafter all other employees select the ‘My company is a member’ option and only pay for conference registration (R 5,000.00).

Ordinary Members

All visitor experiences and attractions, and organisations active in the business of visitor experience and attraction management. Ordinary 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.

Associate Members

Companies or entities that are involved in the visitor experience and attractions sector but not eligible as Ordinary 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. Associate 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.