Membership - Association Member (DMO and STA)

Annual Membership Fees

  • Initial fee of $600 + taxes

  • 10% discount for a 2-year membership

  • Additional $200 fee for businesses outside Quebec

Benefits, visibility and services provided

For over 10 years, ARF-Québec has been working to promote the tourism sector and your expertise by developing a comprehensive program of evolving benefits and services for its members.

Networking Events

Conference and Annual General Meeting including training component, networking, round table, cocktail for «Certified-ARF-Québec» businesses

Promotion and marketing

  • Complete media kit, to help you position and promote your company nationally or internationally, in B2B or B2C

Support and professionalization of the workforce

  • Training program and consulting services offered by our business partners for our members (specialized software, human resources, sales, marketing, accounting, insurance, etc.)

  • Free training with your association on “How to seduce the international tourism distribution network” offered by ARF-Québec to ATR and STA tzand their members – Excluding travel and accommodation costs

  • Free online training on the distribution network "Maximize your sales in Quebec and internationally with tour operators and receptives", including two accesses per business

    • Original value of $150 - $50 discount for additional access

    • Preferred rate of $125 + taxes as individual registration fees for your members

    • Preferred rate of $99 + taxes as registration fees via DMO or STA

    • Rate of $44.99 + taxes for 1 access per company for your "experience suppliers

  • Training and Product Evaluation Caravan – Receptives and tour operators are invited to the regions to train suppliers on their needs, markets and customers, including site visits

ARF-Québec Certified Label

  • The ARF-Québec Certified seal is a guarantee of trust for all receptives and tour operators who wish to do business with you, as it confirms your knowledge of the distribution network, its needs and expectations.

  • This accreditation is granted once the exam has been passed following the training "Maximize your sales in Quebec and internationally with tour operators and receptives".

  • It provides the following benefits:

    • All accredited companies will also be listed in a catalogue and promoted on the ARF-Québec website

    • Complimentary booth for participation in the ARF-Québec Certified Business Networking Cocktail when registering for the AGM or Annual Conference

Strategic Knowledge Transfer and Intelligence

Access to market and sectoral studies


Requirements to become an Association Member

  • Carry out tourism activities in Quebec as a sectoral or regional or local tourism association (DMO, STA, local tourist office, settlement management companies or clusters of multi-regional or multi-sectoral attractions and accommodations).

  • Annualy complete a marketing profile that will be given to all receptive members and tour operators exclusively.

  • Annually promote with members the various training courses and webinars offered by ARF-Québec on the distribution network, markets and clients.

  • Respect and comply the Regulations and Code of Ethics.