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Membership

Who can join the BMATA as a member?

The BMATA has been in existence since 1982 and up until 2011 only accommodation providers in the Blue Mountains were admitted as full members.  During this time we had many general tourism businesses as associate members.

In January 2012 our constitution was changed to allow all businesses that have an interest in promoting tourism in the Blue Mountains to be full members of the Association.  This includes businesses that may not be in the Blue Mountains, but still support tourism in the Blue Mountains.

How do I join?

There is information about membership in the MEMBERSHIP section of the Corporate web site.  Here there is an on-line application form and downloadable form which you can download, fill out, and send to the Secretary.

How much does membership cost?

Full membership to BMATA is $249 per annum.  You can join part way through the year and pay a pro-rata fee as explained in our 'Policies and Procedures' document.

There are optional extra costs for additional services and marketing benefits:  venue listings more than 1 - $50 p/a each additional; brochure placement at the VICs more than 1 - $50 p/a each additional; request for initial setup of venue listings - $30 each.

Why should I join BMATA?

If you provide visitors to the Blue Mountains with accommodation, food and beverage, activities/attractions/entertainment, you do yourself a disservice if you do not belong to BMATA.

If you provide services to tourism businesses, your membership to BMATA gives you special access to these tourism businesses for the benefit of you the supplier, the tourism business and ultimately the tourist.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to talk to someone about the benefits of membership.

Specifically, what Marketing Benefits do members get?

All front-line tourism members get a free listing on the Getin NOW public website.  Additional venue listings can be added for a small additional charge.  These listings are managed by the 'owning' members.

Also members listings shown on the main regional website  VisitBlueMountains.com.au are drawn from the members' database similar to Getin NOW.   This now includes listings that specifically target the Wedding and/or Conference market. 

At any time, members can post open/close, full/available, and time dependant enticement messages against their venue listing(s), which are then promoted on the Getin NOW mobile web application.

Members can place their special events with their venue listings, which will appear on the WHAT'S ON section of Getin NOW and on VisitBlueMountains.com.au.

Members can place a brochure at the Echo Point and Glenbrook Visitor Information Centres for free.  Additional brochures can also be placed for a 50% discount on the cost of applying directly.

Members can participate in various marketing programs run by the BMATA, for example the Roaring 20s Festival, for a significantly reduced rate.

How can I become involved?

All members are welcome to all regular meetings held generally on the first Wednesday of most months.  As well as enjoying some social networking with your peers, members can engage in and contribute to all matters brought to the meetings.  The next meeting and schedule of upcoming meetings is under NEXT MEETING under General Information on this site.

Can I contribute?

Under the constitution, the management of the Association is by the 7 person Management Committee.  The Committee is guided by the 'Policies and Procedures' adopted by the membership when we broadened our scope to include all of tourism. 

At least 2 people elected to the Management Committee must be from accommodation and at least 2 from general tourism.  Every full member who is financial can nominate for the Management Committee which is elected by the members at the AGM held in September.

As a volunteer organisation, the BMATA relies heavily on sub-committees looking after specific tasks or projects.  Any member can chair or join a sub-committee that is of particular interest to them, or where they may have expertise that is helpful to the Association.

How can I find out more?

Lots of information about the organisation can be found on this site at the ABOUT BMATA and PROGRAMS pages.  If you wish, have a look at NEWSLETTER to see some of our journey.  You can subscribe to our email Newsletter from the NEWSLETTER page.

Our direction and governance is as stated in our Policies and Procedures (2012) which you can download from the POLICY OBJECTIVES page.

 

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Policy Objectives