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Spurwing Tourism Services
How to become a member of the group:
  • Preference will be given to operators who are members of SATSA.
  • A new member must motivate why they should be allowed to join.
  • A new member must be an owner run and managed inbound tour operator.
  • Membership is subject to the approval of the majority of the existing members of the group.
  • New members must adhere to the criteria set out in the About AAO page.
What is expected from the members of AAO:
  • All members are expected to support our preferred supplier portfolio.
  • Members are not permitted to belong to any organisation that has similar goals or objectives to that of Amalgamated African Operators.
  • All members are expected to attend regular meetings – minimum of two a year.
Cost of Membership:
·          Membership fees are R7 150.00 for 2015.
·          Fees Exclude VAT
What does the member get in return for the monthly subscription?:
·          100 copies with personalised front cover of a highly professional printed brochure.
·          AAO negotiates STO rates on behalf of its members resulting in increased income.
·          AAO has a membership base that provides fantastic networking opportunities within the group.
·          The AAO team contract with all preferred suppliers for inclusion in the printed brochureand website.
·          Member companies are featured on the AAO website with links to their own sites.
·          AAO co-ordinates product training on all properties making up our preferred supplier portfolio.
·          AAO is setting up an insurance brokerage division and significant savings on insurance contributions is envisioned.
·          Marketing – The AAO team is responsible for the branding of the group and marketing the services offered by its members.
·          Existing members are involved in the selection of new members to the group.
·          Barter income – All the properties making up our portfolio of preferred suppliers are required to pay to be featured in our brochure. Part payment is cash and part in barter. AAO members share 50% of this barter income which helps increase their STO significantly.
All members are required to use the Amalgamated African Operators logo on all stationery, marketing material and websites.

What is the procedure to join?
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