Membership

Member of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism

Basic Membership Package

SMME’S, SMALL ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS (1 –  5 rooms), BUSINESSES THAT RECEIVE DIRECT AND INDIRECT TOURISM BENEFITS AND COUNTRY PRODUCT OWNERS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE NMB METRO BOUNDARIES QUALIFY FOR THIS CATEGORY I.e. Local Tour Operators, Farm Stays, SMME’s, Restaurants, Small Businesses, Services, Tourist Guide, Event Organizers, PCO’s.

 

Monthly Costs: R55 p/month (incl. VAT)  x months (Financial Year July - June). 

Benefits and Value received by members of the basic membership package are detailed below.

BENEFITS

Value

  • Free Listing on NMBT’s Website: www.nmbt.co.za (member can access their own page using their unique member login & password). Benefit from NMBT’s search engine optimization and advertising as well as other campaigns run on the destinations tourism portal.

R1 800 p/a

  • Display of brochures in NMBT’s Visitor Information Centers: At Donkin Reserve, Airport, Boardwalk, Uit. & South End H.Office (R10 per site p/y).  Exposure to over 30 000 walk-in visitors at the 5 NMBT offices per year via personal interaction with "walk-in visitors".

R480 p/a

  • Inclusion in one of NMBT’s various category product listings (eg. tour operators, accommodation, etc.) which is used for telephonic, fax & e-mail enquiries and referrals.

R600 p/a

  • Invitation for members to attend Quarterly ‘Tourism Dialogue’ Sessions:  (tourism focused sessions & networking opportunities for all members)

R100 p/a

  • Opportunity to advertise in NMBT’s Visitors' Guide: (publication is updated annually) & in any other publications produced by NMBT at greatly subsidized (25%) advertising rates

V/Guide Contract

  • Nelson Mandela Bay Pass: Attraction / Activity products who agree to participate and sign a contract obtain free marketing in the pass booklet, additional marketing via NMBT web-site, generic additional marketing platforms and showcases attractions and activities on an equal basis.

Separate NMB Pass Contract

  • Access to limited supply of Visitors’ Guides, Tourist Maps: and other generic material supplied by NMBT (subject to availability and the onus is upon the member to replenish stock)

R250 p/a

  • Monthly electronic newsletter: Communication tool to update members on information about current tourism-related news

R20 p/newsletter

  • Membership Certificates: Awarded to paid-up members for display to show affiliation with NMBT.

R120 p/a

  • Membership logo: supplied which may be used on members marketing material and web-site.

R120 p/a

  • Access to a direct link from NMBT web-site and reciprocal link: to your personal website and vice-versa (builds search engine visibility of product owners, increasing their ranks on search engines).

R600 p/a

  • Notifications / invitations to attend various tourism related workshops: (eg. SA Tourism, Nat. Grading Council), networking sessions and educational awareness sessions.

R120 p/a

  • Marketing platform provided through various electronic (e-mail) and social media platforms: such as twitter, facebook, instagram, etc.

R600 p/a

  • Annual Member Breakfast Function: One per year, hosted by NMBT where the organizations strategy is shared with audience and special guest speaker arranged.

R150 p/a

  • Access to discounted offers and value added services: Members benefit through discounted offered negotiated with service providers by NMBT

Varies

 

 

Primary Membership Package

ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS (6 ROOMS OR MORE), TOURISM PRODUCT OWNERS & BUSINESSES THAT RECEIVE DIRECT TOURISM BENEFITS QUALIFY FOR THIS CATEGORY I.e. Hotels, Conference Venues, Private Game Reserves, etc. 

 

Monthly Costs: R120 p/month (incl. VAT)  x months (Financial Year Jul. - June)   

Benefits and Value received by members of the primary membership package are detailed below.

BENEFITS

Value

  • Free Listing on NMBT’s Website: www.nmbt.co.za (member can access their own page using their unique member login & password). Benefit from NMBT’s search engine optimization and advertising as well as other campaigns run on the destinations tourism portal.

R1 800 p/a

  • Display of brochures in NMBT’s Visitor Information Centers:  at Donkin Reserve, Airport, Boardwalk, Uit. & South End H.Office (R10 per site p/y).  Exposure to over 30 000 walk-in visitors at the 5 NMBT offices per year via personal interaction with "walk-in visitors".

R480 p/a

  • Inclusion in one of NMBT’s various category product listings (eg. tour operators, accommodation, etc.) which is used for telephonic, fax & e-mail enquiries and referrals.

R600 p/a

  • Invitation for members to attend Quarterly ‘Tourism Dialogue’ Sessions:  (tourism focused sessions & networking opportunities for all members).

R1 200 p/a

  • Opportunity to advertise in NMBT’s Visitors' Guide: (publication is updated annually) & in any other publications produced by NMBT at greatly subsidized (25%) advertising rates

V/Guide Contract

  • Nelson Mandela Bay Pass: Attraction / Activity products who agree to participate and sign a contract obtain free marketing in the pass booklet, additional marketing via NMBT web-site, generic additional marketing platforms and showcases attractions and activities on an equal basis.

Separate NMB Pass Contract

  • Access to limited supply of Visitors’ Guides, Tourist Maps: and other generic material supplied by NMBT (subject to availability and the onus is upon the member to replenish stock)

R250 p/a

  • Monthly Electronic Newsletter: Communication tool to update members on information about current tourism-related news

R20 p/newsletter

  • Membership Certificates: Awarded to paid-up members for display to show affiliation with NMBT.

R120 p/a

  • Membership Logo: Supplied which may be used on members marketing material and web-site.

R120 p/a

  • Access to a direct link from NMBT web-site and reciprocal link: to your personal website and vice-versa (builds search engine visibility of product owners, increasing their ranks on search engines).

R600 p/a

  • Notifications / invitations to attend various tourism related workshops: (eg. SA Tourism, Nat. Grading Council), networking sessions and educational awareness sessions.

R120 p/a

  • Marketing platform provided through various electronic (e-mail) and social media platforms: such as twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

R600 p/a

  • NMBT’s Online Reservations System: Free listing on NMBT’s on-line reservations system on condition that a contract is signed by the product owner (a 10% commission will be retained by NMBT for this service) as well as free Nightsbridge room management software that will enable accommodation facilities to have their availability on NMBT’s website for online bookings 24/7.

R3 000 p/a

  • Trade & Consumer Shows: Exposure through NMBT attending at least 4 Consumer and 2 National Trade shows (amongst others) to promote the destination and tourism products / services.

R1500 p/a

  • Free 5 line listing in NMBT’s Visitor’s Guide: (applicable to members who join before the end of October due to print runs)

R550 per print run

  • Specials and packages profiled on NMBT website on a rotational basis: (and for inclusion on specific marketing campaigns)

R600 p/a

  • Educationals: For NBMT staff will be carried out to the members place of business in order to assist in the promotion and marketing of the establishment by broadening product knowledge

R1200 p/a

  • Access to visitor statistics, market insights and research: Includes analyses of SA Tourism annual statistics for South Africa as well as breakdown for the Eastern Cape and data for Nelson Mandela Bay.

R1200 p/a

  • Annual Member Breakfast Function: One per year, hosted by NMBT where the organizations strategy is shared with audience and special guest speaker arranged.

R150 p/a

  • Access to discounted offers and value added services: Members benefit through discounted offered negotiated with service providers by NMBT

Varies

  • Event and Business Tourism exposure: through NMBT’s attendance at tradeshows like Meetings Africa, SAACI, etc. (promotional material)

R1 500 p/a

 

 

Other Optional Add-On Value Packages

 

DESCRIPTION OF OPTIONAL ADD-ON

Cost (Vat Inclusive)

  • Speed Marketing Workshops: One (1) per year in the form of a cocktail & snacks networking function where members get 10 min. to profile their product to audience of tourism stakeholders such as Travel Agents, Tour Operators and Destination Management Companies amongst others.

R1 000

  • Banner Advertising on NMBT Website & Electronic Newsletter: Opportunity to purchase banner advertisements at an additional rate of R1 500 per month. This includes one (1) website banner and 1 newsletter banner per month.

R1 500

  • Electronic Communication Service: Bulk e-mailing on behalf of members limited to four (4) per Annum.

R250 p/a

  • Radio Marketing Opportunities: Includes radio interviews and mentions on the following Commercial and Community Radio Stations (limited to one per medium p/a)
    • Algoa FM (contract still to be signed)
    • Umhlobo Wenene FM (contract still to be signed)
    • KQFM
    • Kingfisher FM
      • Thursday afternoon drive Show – product interviews
      • Friday Morning Lifestyle Show – product interviews
    • Bay TV
      • Wednesday Afternoon Youth Show – product interviews
    •  PE FM
      •  Friday Afternoon Drive Show – NMBT markets product
    •  Madibaz FM
      •  Thursday Afternoon Drive Show – NMBT highlights product

R5000 p/a

  • Print Marketing Opportunities: Includes co-operative advertising opportunities in both Getaway Magazine and Weg Tydskrif twice a year (equivalent to four inserts).

R5000 p/a

  • Exposure at Consumer Shows (National): Min. of four (4) p/a where member’s brochures will be profiled at the show and exposed to consumers attending. A database of attendees to stand will also be supplied to those who participate.

R500 p/a

  • Exposure at Trade Shows (National): Includes Sharing Exhibitor registration, badges, meeting space, display of brochures, negotiated travel and accommodation rates (flights and accommodation for own account), free courier of promotional material, access to meetings database amongst others at WTM Africa in Cape Town as well as the Tourism Indaba in Durban. First option for pre- and post tours to trade platforms.

R20 000 p/a

  • Media Site Visit Exposure: Host visiting journalists, feature writers and editors on media visits, which creates exposure and marketing platforms for the destination and members. Please indicate if you are willing to host free of charge. Those indicating will be approached first with opportunities.

Trade Exchange Opportunity

  • Industry Stakeholder Site Visits: Co-Ordinate travel site visits for travel agents and tour operators. Please indicate if you are willing to host free of charge. Those indicating will be approached first with opportunities.

Trade Exchange Opportunity

  • Event Support Service: Listing events onto events calendar, profiling of event on NMBT website & newsletter, branding at event, banner advertisement on NMBT website, tourism welcome letter to participants, e-marketing on social media, provision of v.guides & maps to participants, welcome done by NMBT CEO (subject to availability), site visits according to clients specs., booking of bill-board (flighting valued at R1 000 p/d – subject to availability).  Includes one (1) year free membership in the year the event takes place.

R1 500  – free to members

  • Provide Marketing Platform for Business Events Industry Services / Service Providers: Conference support in the form of listing conference onto events calendar, website link exchange, banner advert on NMBT website, branding at event, tourism welcome letter to delegates, e-marketing on social media, profiling of conference on NMBT website and newsletter, provision of v.guides & maps to delegates, welcome done by NMBT CEO (subject to availability), site visits according to clients specs., and NMBT pass at negotiated rates for pre- and post tours. Includes one (1) year free membership in the year the event takes place.

R1 500  – free to members

  • Business Events (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing & Exhibitions): Includes Sharing Exhibitor registration at Business Event Trade Platforms such as Meetings Africa, Johannesburg, includes listing in meetings planner guide (if & when printed), badges, meeting space, display of brochures, negotiated travel and accommodation rates (flights and accommodation for own account), free courier of promotional material, access to meetings database. First option for pre- and post tours to trade platforms. 

R10 000

  • Advertising in Visitors Guide: Separate Advertising Contract to be signed – see below

 

  • Free 5 line listing in NMBT’s Visitor’s Guide: (applicable to members who join before the end of October due to print runs)

R627 (free to Primary Members)

¼ page

R1 995

½ page

R3 990

Full page

R7 980

Inside Covers & Back Page

R13 680

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

  1. Requests for resignations of membership must be in writing and received by Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism one month prior to renewal date (30th June of a year).  PLEASE NOTE that membership is NOT automatically renewed on 1st July every year.
  2. It shall be the members’ responsibility update their information on the website and inform Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, in writing, of any changes within the members’ organization viz. change of address, telephone numbers, staff changes, etc.
  3. It shall be the members’ responsibility to ensure that Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism’s Tourist Information Office has adequate supplies of brochures on display, as well as brochures in stock.
  4. It shall be the member’s responsibility to inform Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, in writing, of any changes in tariff and/or special offers available.
  5. Members will be invited to attend regular membership feedback sessions.   These will serve as informal information sharing sessions whereby members can be informed about the organizations activities as well as stay abreast with what is happening in the tourist industry.  Membership enquiries should be directed to the Membership Consultant.
  6. When joining initially, fees are payable immediately.  Subscriptions shall be calculated on an annual basis from 1st July of a year to 30th June the following year.  The membership fee cannot be refunded.
  7. Fees are payable thereafter within 30 days of issue of the annual membership application form and invoice.   Should membership fees not be paid timously, all benefits will be suspended.
  8. Membership shall be approved subject to and in terms of the constitution of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and shall be subject to Board approval.
  9. Members shall only be entitled to receive the benefits for which they have subscribed.  Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism does not guarantee reservations or referrals.
  10. Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism requires a copy of the “Special Letter of Consent" from all tourism-related product owners who wish to operate their business in a residential area. Applications for Council’s Special consent are to be done prior to commencing business activities.  For further information, contact Director: Administration (Estates Division), Nelson Mandela Metro, Mr Danie Welgemoed, Tel: (041) 506 3212.
  11. Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism requires a copy of your products fire adherence certification. For assistance with regards to obtaining this approval contact the Fire Safety Enquiries department on 041 508 5541.
  12. Nelson Mandela Tourism requires a copy of a “Certificate of Acceptability for food on premises” if you are a restaurant or accommodation facility which serves meals. For further assistance to obtain the certificate contact Environmental Health Services on:           041 506 5400 / 5413.  

          Download from  http://www.nmbt.co.za/uploads/1/files/doc_certificate_of_acceptability_for_food_on_premises.pdf.

  1. Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism requires a copy of the letter of authorization from the Eastern Cape Tourism and Parks Agency which permits the retail sale of liquor for consumption on your premises if you sell or serve alcoholic beverages. 041 364 2570.
  2. Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism strongly recommends that all accommodation establishments be assessed on an annual basis in terms of the minimum requirements as determined by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.  For further information regarding grading, contact the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, Tel: (011) 895 3108 or visit their website: www.tourismgrading.co.za
  1. Tour Operators are required to use THETA or FGASA accredited Guides and Drivers to possess Professional Driver Permit (PDP).  It is illegal for any business to utilize the services of unregistered tourist guides.  Tour Operators to supply copies of Road Transportation Carrier Permits for each vehicle as well as proof of General Public Liability Insurance.
  1. All tourism product owners are to provide a copy of their public liability insurance.  For further information visit SATIB at www.satib.co.za.
  1. Applications for tourism signage can be made to Eastern Cape Tourism and Parks Agency, Mr Mbulelo Siyo (Tel. No.: 041 364 2570). The Application form for tourism signage can be downloaded here: http://www.nmbt.co.za/uploads/1/files/doc_tourism_road_signage_application_form.doc.
  1. Members who wish to renew need to supply updated relevant compliancy documents.
  2. NMBT reserves the right to waiver costs for specific organizations and products at our discretion.

 

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