We live in a country where our income is limited. How can we afford to join?

We understand that there are countries in the world where personal and/or business income is much lower than incomes found in Europe, North America and Oceania. While we understand and respect the position of less affluent regions, nevertheless our Association operates in North America and Europe. Our expenses are normal and customary for these areas and we must cover the cost of expenses that we incur in these areas. 

Are you considering membership based on your personal income or business income? If you manage a hotel or tour company (for example) and charge your customers in US dollars, Euros, or Australian dollars (for example), then your pricing is most likely at a premium level to match the expectations of customers arriving from these more affluent areas. 

If this doesn't suit your situation, then please consider applying for a grant from your tourism office, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, or USA or EU aide charities, or economic development organizations that typically fund an expense like this as education, training or economic development.

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