VBRATA Membership Information

VBRATA is a not-for-profit travel trade organisation with committee members working on a voluntary basis. We are recognised as the British/European Association of Travel & Cultural Trade Specialised in Brazil and work as a group / forum for marketing and promotional ideas, and assistance are welcomed from all VBRATA members. Our aim is to generate web site traffic and create visibility to and subsequently bookings to Brazil with our members.

We work to channel all benefits of our association to our members and hope you will decide to join us to work together to promote Brazil in the United Kingdom and take advantage of the following:
  • Sales leads and opportunities are generated to all members to increase the number of passengers visiting Brazil as all members are listed in alphabetic order in our web site
  • Workshops and seminars are regularly organised for members to learn about new sales & marketing tools
  • Press & PR Lunches are organised to provide members with the opportunity to meet with UK national and travel trade press and to increase the profile of VBRATA
  • VBRATA produces an annual UK travel brochure, which distributed to the public, travel agents, press and members of the British travel trade
  • Regular meetings with key speakers and promotional destinations' events are organised providing our members with a forum for networking

Membership types
We offer three types of membership as detailed below. UK based Travel Agents and Tour Operators featuring Brazil in their programme can complete our application form online, while for all the other membership options, you will need to send us an email with your request.
UK Travel Agents and Tour Operators Selling Brazil
To become a Member you will require the following:
  • UK based Travel Agent or Tour Operator and currently featuring Brazil in your programme
  • Being in business for over two years
  • Feature a Brazil section on your web site with a dedicated page
  • Ability to add new pages on your web site to promote specific Brazilian destinations accordingly to our partners
  • Attend our workshops and events on a regularly basis, when possible
  • Complete our main Brazil online training and all subsequently new destinations' modules
  • Ability to update your profile on VBRATA's web site
  • Display VBRATA's logo on your web site stating that you are a Brazil specialist, when possible
  • Our membership is free of charge for Travel Agents, Tour Operators and Airlines

Affiliate Members
This category is only applicable for UK based companies and would suit representation companies, hotels and resort groups, cruise lines, transport companies, other travel associations, service providers (visa and passport companies, UK media partners), entertainment venues and many others, which upon final approval by the committee you would be eligible to become an Affiliate Member. To become an Affiliate Member you will require the following:
  • Be approved by the committee of VBRATA
  • Contribute and provided added value to VBRATA and all its members
  • Attend the workshops and meeting regularly
  • All members must display VBRATA logo on their web site
  • There will be a fee applied to members join under this category and this will be negotiated on an individual basis
To member an Affiliate Member, please contact us.

Associate Members
This category is only available for the following organisations:
  • Brazilian State and or Regional / City Tourist Authorities
  • Convention and Visitor Bureaux
  • Any Tourist Authorities who are empowered to promote their destination to the United Kingdom
  • All members must display VBRATA logo on their web site
To member an Associate Member, please contact us.

Travel Agents
Travel agents not specialised in Brazil can also work with VBRATA and benefit from the following:
  • Access to UK Tour Operators and UK based suppliers specialists in Brazil
  • Online training with official qualification and prizes
  • Express invitation to Brazilian promotional events in the UK
  • Participation in fam trips to Brazil
  • Order facility for posters and promotional material for window displays Newsletters about Brazil
  • Access to image bank and much more
Travel agents can sign up to work with VBRATA by clicking on the link below or on our navigation bar.
If you require any assistance in joining us, please contact us.