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Membership - Regular Member

Annual Membership Fees - FREE for 2020-2021

  • 2019 revenue-based pricing in Quebec for all entities listed as member. Less than $1 million: $350/ 1 to $3.5 million: $400/ $3.5 to $10 million: $500/ $10 to $20 million: $600/ $20 million or more: $700

  • The sales revenue in QUÉBEC EXCLUSIVELY may apply

  • 10% discount for a 2-year membership

  • Additional $100 fee for businesses outside Quebec

Benefits, visibility and services offered - To stay active and connected to the distribution network

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

Networking Events with discounts 

  • Annual Conference

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

  • Right to vote

  • Participation in one of the committees

Promotion and marketing

  • Exclusive promotional partnership with the Alliance de l'industrie touristique du Québec
    (Multi-Market Sales Challenge, Sales Manual, FAM Tour Financial Assistance Program – Up to $5,000 per tour for ground transportation) - Cancelled for 2020-2021 because of the COVID-19 situation 
  • Transfer of "leads" from international tour operators or customers
  • Complete media kit, to help you position and promote your company nationally or internationally, in B2B or B2C
  • Training and Product Evaluation Caravan - Receptives and tour operators are invited to the regions to train suppliers on their needs, markets and clienteles, including site visits.

Coaching and professionalization of the workforce

  • Performance support program - Up to 70% of the costs are financed in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism for leading enterprises in the sector or with enterprises with high development potential in order to increase their performance

  • 2 accesses to our online training on the distribution network "Maximize your sales in Quebec and internationally with tour operators and receptives – A tool to train your staff!

  • 2 accesses to one of our other formations (to come) 

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

Monitoring and strategic knowledge transfer

  • Access to market and sector studies
  • Transfer of international tour programs and of customers invited by the Alliance to the relevant receptors
     

Requirements to become a regular member

  • Be a tour operator, wholesaler or receptive tour operator of Quebec products for resale within or outside Quebec.

  • Having a travel agent permit by the state or province in which the company’s head office is located and a Transportation Intermediary Number (N.I.R.) in Quebec.

  • Respect and comply with the By-Laws and Code of Ethics of the Association

  • Complete an annual survey (statistics, markets, clients and products) under strict confidentiality agreements.