ABOUT

SHARING YOUR GEMS WITH THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

OVERVIEW

TTE is an exciting platform to help our tourism partners enjoy our industry at a greatly reduced cost. We facilitate interaction, relationship and the sharing of new ideas and best practice with one another to advance and grow the industry we all love so dearly.

HOW IT WORKS

When you join the Tourism Trade Exchange family, you receive an online wallet with 14 GEMS in it. (Membership for a year costs you less then 1 nights’ accommodation or 1 activity). These GEMS allow you to trade for accommodation (stay) and activities (Play) with other TTE members. If you are travelling, you are able to book accommodation and even fun activities using your GEMS instead of cash. Your host receives the GEMS into their wallet as payment for the transaction.

If you book activities, the same principle applies. The Activity host agrees to do a swop and your payment in GEMS is transferred to their wallet.

GEMS RATING SYSTEM

HOW YOUR GEMS WALLET WORKS:

Upon joining the TTE Family, 14 Gems are deposited into your wallet (1 Gem = 1 typical room night or activity for 2 people)

#1 Select your chosen accommodation/activity and request availability using our “availability button.”

#2 Once availability is confirmed , press the “make a booking button.”

#3 Wait for confirmation.

WHAT IS YOUR GEM PAYMENT FOR ACCOMODATION (STAY):

  • 1 room (2 guests) 1 gems per night 0-4 star rating
  • 1 room (2 guests) 2 gems per night 5 star or exclusive rating

WHAT IS YOUR GEM PAYMENT FOR ACTIVITIES (PLAY):

  • 1 activity ( max 2 guests) 1 gem per activity R500 or less per person (rack rate)
  • 1 activity (max 2 guests) 2 gems per activity R500 or more per person (rack rate)

MINING FOR MORE GEMS: GROWING YOUR GEM WALLET:

  • You populate your wallet with gems by accepting bookings to your establishment or activity the more you accept the more gems you earn.
  • Accommodation is on a room only basis, earn more gems by trading meals by mutual agreement.
  • Invite a new member to join TTE (accommodation or activity) and earn 5 gems for your wallet.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO ACCEPT OR DECLINE A BOOKING REQUEST – HOWEVER IT IS ETHOS TO LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER AND ATTEMPT TO SUPPORT AT ALL TIMES.

· Never fear that your gems will disappear out your wallet – they do not expire and will roll over each year.

· You can use your gems for any accommodation or activity that is part of TTE both nationally or internationally

BENEFITS OF JOINING

Accommodation for free, activities for free, networking opportunities, referral opportunities, cost effective travel, adventure out of your normal zone, swap ideas and best practice, be a part of a community of passionate people who love to travel and explore, access to trusted industry professionals.

    • Membership is exclusive to the Tourism INDUSTRY. 
    • Earn gems when another member stays or plays with you and use your Swop gems to stay for free at any other member!
    • By joining the TTE community you unlock new opportunities for your property:
    • FREE networking opportunities;
    • Earn Gems to spend at any time by filling your empty beds and activities.
    • You can use your Gems to reward a staff member or spoil a family member or a friend;
    • featured on our website and social media platforms.
    • Bringing back the good old “bartering” system , Barter with what you have
    • Use what you have and trade with it..
    • Free Marketing and Media training and consulting

HOW DO I REGISTER?

To become a member of TTE, you need to own an accommodation establishment or an activities company in the tourism space.

This exchange program is for hotels, lodges, guesthouses, self-catering units, Airbnb apartments etc in the accommodation sector.  It is also available to companies that provide activities for tourists eg: Bungee jumping, fishing charters, ziplining, game viewing, elephant experiences etc

FOR PROPERTIES

    • Register and become a member of TTE
    • Pay our annual registration fee of R995.00
    • Upload your property profile
    • Once your membership and gem allocation has been confirmed you will receive your 14 gems into your TTE wallet
    • Begin browsing properties and activities

    Remember, you are able to trade your gems for accommodation AND/OR activities.  The number of gems depend on the bed value of each property, or usual the cost per person of any particular activity.

    Once you have found the property you would like to visit:

    • Contact the property owners via the TTE website
    • Check availability
    • Once your receive confirmation of availability, log your request and wait for the confirmation reply from the property.
    • Your gems will be held until you have completed your visit, they will then be transferred to to the wallet of the property you have enjoyed.
    • Your wallet will then show your current gem balance.
1 GEM = 1 ROOM (max 2 people) 0-4 stars

2 GEMS = 1 ROOM (max 2 people) 5 stars or exclusive

FOR ACTIVITIES

  • Register and become a member of TTE
  • Pay our annual registration fee of R995.00
  • Upload your activity profile
  • Once your membership and gem allocation has been confirmed you will receive your 14 gems into your TTE wallet
  • Begin browsing properties and activities to enjoy

Remember, you are able to trade your gems for accommodation AND/OR  activities.  The number of gems depend on the bed value of each property, or usual the cost per person of any particular activity.

Once you have found the activity you would like to visit:

  • Contact the activity via the TTE website
  • Check availability
  • Once your receive confirmation of availability, log your request and wait for the confirmation reply from the activity.
  • Your gems will be held until you have completed your visit, they will then be transferred to to the wallet of the activity you have enjoyed.
  • Your wallet will then show your current gem balance.
1 GEM = 1 ACTIVITY (max 2 people) R500> pp rack rate

2 GEMS = 1 ACTIVITY (max 2 people) R500< pp rack rate

REGISTER NOW

SIGN UP

THE TTE ETHOS & VALUES

We are a values-based company, we love people, we love travel, we love adventure and want to make life fun!

We want the amazing people in our industry to connect and share their beautiful “gems” with one another

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