MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

ASATA membership is a vital part of ensuring your credibility both within the travel industry and in the eyes of the travel-purchasing consumer. ASATA’s membership base is directly related to the outbound travel and tourism market and comprises three member types: travel agents, wholesalers and partner suppliers.

Travel Members

Means a travel business whose core business is:

  • selling domestic and international travel products, services or both to end-consumers, corporates or government; or
  • developing, preparing, marketing and reserving tours and travel packages; or
  • providing travel agents with a wide selection of offers to destinations.

Partner Member

Means a supplier who supplies travel products, services or both to end-consumers, either directly or through travel members.

Important Documents to Read before applying for ASATA membership.

Travel Members

Documents required to be uploaded during the application process

  • Signed permission for ASATA to perform a criminal history and credit check on the company or close corporation and its shareholders, directors, members, the CEO, and managers. (you will be prompted and download and complete the form as part of the online application process)
  • Letters of good standing from two travel suppliers who are members of ASATA.
  • If applicant is not an IATA accredited agent, confirmation from ticketing agent confirming the arrangement,
  • A valid tax clearance certificate.
  • A current BBBEE certificate or EME/QSE affidavit.
  • An up to date Curriculum Vitae with proof of qualifications for each member of staff.
  • Photos of inside and outside view of travel business
  • CIPC registration document
  • The most recent financial statements that meet the requirements set out above.
  • Proof of payment of the non-refundable registration fee (Banking details available on the ASATA website)

Partner Members

Documents required to be uploaded during the application process

  • Proof of payment of the R1 000 non-refundable administration fee paid into ASATA’s account. (Banking details available on the ASATA website)
  • Current BBBEE certificate or letter of exemption (Only for South African Registered Companies)