In order to be a member of your local tourism association (Knysna Tourism), certain minimum standards need to be met and maintained.
Before any membership application can be finalised a Quality Assurance inspection will be conducted by an independent consultant from Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU). Once Knysna Tourism have received the green light from them the application will be finalised and membership fees are invoiced.
This accreditation will be valid for 24 months and the consultant will contact you for a renewal inspection. A certificate will also be issued by CTRU for you to display in your establishment. Knysna Tourism cannot accept any membership without following this process.
Applicants that are graded with the TGCSA are exempted from this prerequisite. A copy of your grading certificate must accompany new membership applications. Should an applicant wish to opt for grading over accreditation but would like to get the ball rolling, are able to do so. Written proof of your application to the TGCSA must accompany your membership application to Knysna Tourism.
The links below provide more information on minimum requirements.