Membership Application Fill out the online application form below or download the ITAC Membership Guide and Application Package by clicking the buttons below. 2018 Membership Program Guide PDF (1Mb) 2018 Membership Application Package PDF (3.7Mb) Online Application Form 2018 * denotes required fieldsBusiness InfoBusiness Name*WebsiteEmail Address* Phone*Toll-FreeFaxPhysical Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland & LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon Province Postal Code Mailing address same as physical address?YesNoMailing Address Street Address Address Line 2 City AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland & LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon Province Postal Code Name of your Nation or home community.(To be completed by Indigenous applicants only)Contact InfoContact Name*Contact Title*Contact Email Address* Phone Number*Membership TypeMembership Type - Choose One*Market-Ready ExperiencesIndigenous AssociationsIndigenous Non-Market-ReadyIndustry PartnerMy business is at least 51% Indigenous owned or controlled.*YesNoMy association is at least 51% Indigenous owned or controlled.*YesNoPlease briefly describe your organization or business.*Market-Ready Criteria ChecklistAll ITAC Voting members must meet the Market-Ready requirements in the checklist and submit with their membership application.Have you been in business/operation for a minimum of two years?*YesNoN/ACan your business/operation be reached 24-hours a day, 365 days a year by website, phone, fax or e-mail? (Not to directly speak to someone but to have access to information and to be able to leave messages, send bookings, etc.)*YesNoN/ADo you return messages within 24 hours during standard business hours?*YesNoN/ADo you have a website where visitors can obtain information? This website should have all key information on operating hours, location and instructions on how to get there (i.e. Google Maps links)*YesNoN/ADo you offer a quality experience to visitors?*YesNoN/AHow do you know that you offer a quality experience? (Check all that apply)* Increase in visitors High repeat visitation Direct feedback (calls, emails, etc.) Guestbook (comments) Visitor feedback forms Visitor/customer surveys External/independent review Industry accreditation and standards Industry support and partnerships Industry awards and recognition Other Do you have alternate plans if there is bad weather or a community emergency? This is very important for outdoor, adventure and winter-based experiences.*YesNoN/AWhat are those plans?If your tourism experience requires special equipment or training do you provide it? (i.e. safety equipment, lifejackets, camping equipment, hats, gloves, etc.)*YesNoN/AHave you confirmed with government sources if GST/HST does or does not apply to your operation? If it does, you must register to qualify as a market ready operation.*YesNoN/AAre you in good standing/compliance with the health and safety regulating agency in your region and industry sector? This includes Canadian Occupational Health & Safety, food and safety councils, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Workman’s Safety Insurance Board (WSIB), etc?*YesNoN/AHave you ensured that you have all other operating licenses and permits required to operate this type of tourism experience?*YesNoN/APlease list the licenses and permits you hold:Are you prepared for accidents? A well-stocked first aid kit and staff trained in first aid at minimum.*YesNoN/ALiability Insurance is a must in this industry and is a mandatory requirement of most travel trade partners. A minimum of $2 million liability is standard, with some sectors, like adventure tourism requiring $3 million. Do you carry adequate liability and related insurance?*YesNoN/AAre your operating hours clearly posted for visitors on site and for trade on your website and materials? Do you follow those operating hours consistently?*YesNoN/AAre there directional signs that help visitors to easily find your location?*YesNoN/AAre you tracking, measuring and evaluating results to ensure a consistent level of customer satisfaction? Tracking & evaluation can help identify who your visitors are, their level of satisfaction and the economic impact in the community.*YesNoN/ADo you have promotional materials that presents the product (experience), the price, dates and key reasons to visit?*YesNoN/APlease rate your experience: Level of culture*12345Please rate your experience: Level of physical difficulty*12345In which months are your experience(s) available? (Check all that apply)* January February March April May June July August September October November December Optional Export-Ready UpgradeUpgrade for voting members: $199 + GST = $208.95*This marketing upgrade is available only to ITAC voting members who meet export-ready criteria and are interested in working with travel trade and international sales distribution channels.I would like to purchase the Export-Ready Upgrade.Don't sign me up for the membership upgradeExport-Ready Criteria ChecklistThis checklist must be completed by ITAC member purchasing a Marketing Upgrade.Do you have a pricing structure with published rates that leaves room for commissions, net rates and other discounts that support industry partners at the various levels? (a minimum of 10% to 30%)*YesNoN/ACan you guarantee both price and capacity 12 to 18 months ahead of arrival? Note that once established, prices must be consistent for the time outlined.*YesNoN/ADo you have high-resolution photos available for editorial and promotional use that are copyright free?*YesNoN/AAre Government/public health and sanitation standards continually satisfied?*YesNoN/ADo you have an up-to-date Government license, if required? Although some businesses may be operating in a territory where federal, provincial, or territorial licensing does not apply, it is a good idea to ensure that your business at least meets these standards, giving visitors a level of security and comfort.*YesNoN/AAre facilities frequently and regularly cleaned?*YesNoN/AAre you set up to generate invoices on a regular basis? Are you able to cover operating costs until paid by trade? You must be willing to accept vouchers on site as confirmation of payment upon arrival, and then bill your clients.*YesNoN/AHas your tourism product been successfully test-marketed by a similar group and/or industry association that understands the needs of your potential visitor?*YesNoN/ADo you have a detailed marketing plan dedicated to the overseas markets? Does this plan support your region, province and Destination Canada marketing efforts? (You cannot attract a new market to your destination alone!)*YesNoN/AIs there a person in your organization responsible for marketing and promotions?*YesNoN/ADo you understand your current and potential target markets? Can you offer experiences that meet their expectations? (i.e. Understanding what their cultural likes and dislikes are, types of foods, etc.)*YesNoN/ADo you support and encourage site/operation inspections by trade partners?*YesNoN/AAre your management able to make business decisions as required to work with trade partners? (i.e. Negotiate rates, travel trade contracts, etc.)*YesNoN/ATravel trade assumes the risk for delivering what is advertised. Are you prepared to provide exactly what was promised – lakeside rooms, four course meal, live performances etc?*YesNoN/ACertificationI certify that the information provided on this form is true to the best of my knowledge.* Yes Name*Date* Payment DetailsTotal $ 0.00 CAD Ways to Pay*I have already submitted my membership application feeI would like to pay by credit cardI will pay by chequeTo pay by mail, please send your cheque to our payment address. We will email you the details once you have submitted this form.Pay by Credit Card American ExpressDiscoverMasterCardVisa Card Number Month010203040506070809101112 Year20182019202020212022202320242025202620272028202920302031203220332034203520362037 Expiration Date Security Code Cardholder Name Thank you for completing this formIf you have questions. 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