TBCSA is made up of members from the key travel and tourism associations, leading tourism businesses operating in South Africa as well as corporate companies who recognise the importance of tourism to South Africa and the general economy.
The crown member category is made up of Multi National Corporations who appreciate and acknowledge the value tourism brings to their bottom line. Joining the TBCSA as a crown member gives the corporation preferred patronage and exposure with all TBCSA business activities. As a crown member, the corporation invests in promoting tourism Nationally by supporting and branding a National Tourism promotion event, activity or project
Large, Medium Large, Medium and Small Business
Corporations and businesses whose business activities are 90% - 100% derived from travel and tourism industry
This category is made up of any other business NGO or investment concern that sees value in tourism and benefit from tourism business practices. Membership with the TBCSA gives the supporting member technical and inside information on all the different areas and aspects of tourism business and practices. It also allows members easier access to companies and institutions that would make an impact on the bottom line of the company.
This none paying category is for public and private institutions who’s focus and functions are in social philanthropic activities to develop, promote or improve the social and/or economical conditions in South Africa
This category is made up of public or private organisations, NGOs whose main activities are directly or indirectly related to travel and tourism. The organisations’ role is to contribute to the country’s economic growth, development & transformation, as well as to promote the development of tourism that is responsible, sustainable & accessible to everyone
The Travel and Tourism sector comprises of a number of different sub-sectors - Accommodation, Transport, Attractions - each with their own challenges, dynamics and opportunities. Each of these sectors is represented by a Tourism Association. The bulk of the smaller businesses in Travel and Tourism are members of these associations, and in turn the sector Tourism Association is a member of the TBCSA.
The TBCSA recognises that there are businesses that may prefer to engage directly with the organisation, hence the platform for individual business membership. Individual companies are encouraged to first join their sector tourism association, to ensure involvement at this level in issues affecting their business operations.
Whether a specific tourism business is represented individually or through a tourism association, the TBCSA strives to ensure that the private sector speaks with ONE VOICE on macro-economic issues affecting the sector.
Over the years, the TBCSA has prioritised the following as critical areas for stakeholder engagement: