Receptive Tour Operators are defined as United States-based companies which specialize in creating, marketing, and selling United States travel products to International Inbound travelers. Receptive Tour Operators have unique knowledge of the countries they serve and of the destinations they sell. A Tour Operator shall be considered a Receptive when the majority of its revenue is derived from Inbound International travelers to the United States.
RECEPTIVE SERVICES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

RSAA Latest News

RSAA Chairman Zuk Reappointed to Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
The United States Department of Commerce has announced that Jonathan Zuk, CEO and President of New Jersey-based Amadeo Travel Solutions, has been reappointed to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

RSAA Announces Membership Agreement with Braztoa
The Receptive Services Association of America (RSAA) and the Brazilian Association of Tour Operators (Braztoa) are pleased to announce that Braztoa members will be given international membership in RSAA. This agreement allows Braztoa members access to RSAA member information, educational opportunities, and other member benefits.

“RSAA members view Brazil as an important market today and a vital one tomorrow,” said RSAA chairman Jonathan Zuk. “Our partnership with Braztoa will help our members gain the knowledge, information, and contacts necessary to provide Brazilian tourists with outstanding products and services in the United States.”

“Braztoa is the leading tour operator association in Brazil and we are pleased to welcome them to the RSAA membership,” said RSAA executive director Matt Grayson. “This agreement will provide benefits to RSAA and Braztoa members and help facilitate business between the two organizations.”

Recognized as one of the most important Brazilian tourism organizations, the Brazilian Tour Operators Association (BRAZTOA) brings together the most prestigious companies in the industry. The association currently has 95 members, which account for approximately 90% of tour packages sold in Brazil. Braztoa members include tour operators and firms representing domestic and international products and destinations.

A non-profit organization, BRAZTOA promotes actions and partnerships to add value to the business activities of members and support the sustainable development of the tourism market. The objectives of the association include the promotion of its members in an organized market, with free enterprise and fair competition.

“Braztoa is pleased to work with RSAA and participate in RSAA events such as the recently-concluded RSAA Summit,” said Braztoa President Marco Ferraz. “Braztoa members look forward to working with RSAA members to create new and exciting products for Brazilian travelers.”

RSAA Summit 2014 - Highest Rated in Association History
Early returns have the RSAA Summit rated the highest in association history. One of the reasons for this is the excellent educational presentations on Feb. 4.

Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, the presentations will be posted below.

Marco Ferraz - Braztoa

Chris Thompson  - Brand USA

Alfredo Gonzalez - Brand USA

Mark Brown, U.S. Department of Commerce - Inbound Travel Forecast

Mark's presentation with explanatory notes

Ron Erdmann, U.S. Department of Commerce - Chile and Taiwan

Chris Cavanaugh - Millennial Travelers


 

 

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