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.

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RSAA-Discover America Taiwan MOU Signing Ceremony

RSAA Announces MegaFam Program with Brand USA
The Receptive Services Association of America (RSAA) is pleased to announce that the association will partner with Brand USA to facilitate follow-up and booking opportunities for MegaFam participants.

Familiarization "fam" trips are one of the ways Brand USA engages in ongoing trade and consumer outreach. Brand USA partners with leading suppliers to bring tour operators to the U.S. to visit different regions and learn about new products. RSAA will work with Brand USA to follow-up with MegaFam participants to ensure have access to booking opportunities featured on the MegaFam.

RSAA is pleased to partner with Brand USA on this important MegaFam project,” said RSAA Chairman Jonathan Zuk. “Receptive tour operators are a key component of the product supply chain and RSAA involvement will help international operators book new product quickly and efficiently.”

RSAA Trade Mission to Brazil - Curitiba

RSAA Members meeting with Schultz Operators, Curitiba on the first RSAA trade mission to Brazil.

Brand USA Reauthorization Legislation Passes House
The House of Representatives voted late on July 22 to pass H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act. The legislation authored by Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus co-chair Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and co-sponsored by co-chair Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., and caucus member Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt.,  reauthorizes Brand USA – a public-private partnership designed to encourage tourism to the United States. Travel and tourism is the United State’s top export industry and Brand USA’s efforts have already brought an additional 1.1 million visitors to the United States. The bipartisan legislation passed 347-57. Next up: BUSA reauthorization legislation in the Senate.

Tell Us Where the Next RSAA Trade Mission Should Be
RSAA will plan future trade missions to areas of interest for members. Give your feedback on what markets RSAA should target by participating in our survey.

RSAA Summit 2015 to Be Held at The Linq Las Vegas
Due to the closure of Harrah’s Tunica, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and RSAA are pleased to announce that the 2015 RSAA Summit has been moved to The Linq in Las Vegas over the same dates of Feb. 3-4, 2015.  RSAA appreciates the support of our partners in Tunica and Memphis and their efforts to host the 2015 Summit.

We appreciate Caesars Entertainment’s continued commitment to host the event with the change in destination.  As the original event was being hosted by Caesars Entertainment, the decision was made to relocate the event to another Caesars property.

Further details will be provided in the coming months…so mark your calendars for Feb. 3-4, 2015.




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