5 Reasons Why You Should Be A VOASA Member
Demonstrates commitment to industry excellence
Membership is an investment in the future of timeshare, which is a direct investment in the prosperity of your own business. With legislative reform on the horizon, there has never been a better time to install confidence in consumers through a trade association membership and adherence to its Code of Conduct. Your membership tells consumers that you are engaged, taking initiative and staying current with changes in the South African timeshare industry.
Lobbying on your behalf
Membership gives you a direct link to get your viewpoints raised on legislative issues. As the recognised industry voice, VOASA communicates the views, interests and value of its members to government and regulatory stakeholders as well as other industry associations, such as the Tourism Business Council of SA.
Independent timeshare complaint service
The Independent Timeshare Complaint Service (ITCS) was established as an alternative timeshare dispute resolution agent between VOASA members and consumers. Through this service, the ITCS endeavours to facilitate a fair resolution within the ambit of the Code of Conduct. Efficient handling of complaints demonstrates to government authorities and regulatory bodies that VOASA and its members can manage and deliver a mature industry that installs confidence with all stakeholders.
Marketing & PR service
Members benefit from additional exposure and promotion through VOASA’s marketing and social media campaigns. All sales leads from the marketing campaigns are forwarded to members. The PR ‘media watchdog’ service promotes accurate timeshare reporting by engaging with media where necessary to rectify factually incorrect reporting on the industry and its members.
As the voice for timeshare in South Africa, VOASA produces an industry magazine to promote the latest developments in timeshare. Members receive an additional Members Only newsletter on all member related matters and benefits. All VOASA webinars are free-of-charge to members and the website Member Portal provides immediate online access to a valuable timeshare information hub.
Full membership is open to businesses established in South Africa and directly engaged in the timeshare and vacation ownership industry. Different fee structures apply to the various categories under full membership, which is dependent upon the size and nature of the member company.
- Exchange organisation
- Managing Agent
- Home Owners Association (HOA) / Body Corporate
- Property (share block and other resorts)
Associate membership is open to companies providing specialist services to the industry – such as lawyers, training consultants and service providers, etc.
International Associate Membership
International associate membership is open to companies who operate and are domiciled outside the borders of South African and are a member in good standing of an accredited timeshare association in their country of origin.
“Panorama/RCI is fully supportive of VOASA in fulfilling their role of representing the Vacation Ownership Industry in South Africa and their quest of providing the developers, industry partners as well as the consumers of vacation ownership products with sound advice, information, and advocacy. RCI’s long term commitment to the South African Vacation Ownership Industry remains as strong as ever and we are proud to contribute to the commendable efforts of VOASA by being a member of the board of directors of the Association.”
Robin Mills -Vice President of Business Development Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
Please contact us if you have questions about becoming a member. We look forward to welcoming you to VOASA, the face and voice of timeshare in South Africa.