WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER?
Any natural person or company interested in promoting tourism to Latin America.
WHAT FORMS OF MEMBERSHIP EXIST?
"Regular Membership" and "Associated Membership". The "Associate Membership" is primarily intended for Latin American companies and organizations without any representation in Germany. It relieves the member of the obligation to participate in general meetings and does not grant them the right to vote.
WHAT DOES A MEMBERSHIP COST?
The membership fee combines the membership fee and the support fee, which are used to achieve the objectives of the association. The amount of the membership fee is decided by the executive board and the members during the annual general meeting. The following fees will apply:
Ordinary members: Membership fee EUR 1.430,-.
Associate members: Membership fee EUR 1.110,-
If the accession takes place during the year, the membership fee is payable in full and the promotion fee on a pro rata basis. Every member has the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Lateinamerika at low cost or free of charge. On the other hand, the association welcomes active help and willingness to cooperate in their various activities: f.e. members who have been active in Latin American tourism for many years act as speakers at workshops or seminars from time to time.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED FOR 2024?
- Intensive press work through regular short releases and a comprehensive monthly press service. The press distribution list currently includes almost 400 addresses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These include about 40 tourism trade publications and information services; about 80 freelance travel journalists and editorial offices; 120 daily and weekly newspapers with tourism departments, radio and television stations; consumer magazines and the most important tourism associations. Training courses for travel agency employees about Latin America, at vocational schools for trainees in the travel industry, "Latin America expert" seal of approval for travel agency employees, ‘Fam-Trips’ and information trips to Latin America. Exhibition with our own booth at 8-10 public trade fairs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
- A Latin America Roadshow summer (June 2024) and autumn (October 2024)
- an agency Newsletter
- fairs: CMT, fespo, f.re.e., Reisemesse Wien, Fernweh Festival, ITB
HOW CAN YOU APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP?
- By sending the completed membership application form together with a brief description of your activities in the tourism sector with Latin America to the office of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Lateinamerika. The board will then decide on the admission according to the statutes. After acceptance of the membership by the board you will receive an invoice. The membership begins with the receipt of the first membership fee on the account of the association.