Members of the RVA operate in a highly regulated environment, so a steady flow of information from the association is crucial. As well as monthly newsletters and fact sheets, members benefit from an annual conference covering topical issues and strategic insights. We also offer seminars and workshops where members can participate in decision making and hear first-hand from the regulators about decisions affecting their businesses. 

Some of the other key benefits we provide include legal opinion, rental agreement templates, sample employment contracts and other services.

We also apply bulk buying power, in conjunction with the Bus and Coach Association. Together, we represent over 800 members, giving us the ability to negotiate competitive rates for members on many services, and even access those not otherwise available.

 

Key benefits for members
 

•         Legal advice

•         Industry compliance

•         Shared knowledge and contacts

•         Advocacy

•         Monthly newsletter

•         Advice on future developments

•         Rental agreements

•         Employment agreements

•         Merchandise

•         HR advice

•         Seminars and workshops

•         Annual conference

•         Trade discounts

•         Information and assistance

 

Advocacy on behalf of members
The RVA is constantly representing the interests of our members, especially when it comes to those holding the power to affect the industry. Typical examples include meeting the Associate Minister for Transport who also attended our annual conference as a speaker and dinner guest.

The RVA is continually involved in Working and Governance groups, and other forums that are relevant to our members’ business interests. These include high-profile issues such as the safety concerns around visiting drivers, responsible camping and tourism recovery after the Kaikoura earthquake.

Advocacy work sees the RVA routinely engaged with bodies such as the Tourism Industry Authority, NZTA, Police, the Ministry of Transport, Tourism NZ and the media. We also work closely with the likes of the Commerce Commission, helping ensure our members find it easy to comply with relevant legislation and standards, while keeping their interests protected from other agents and operators.

From our annual conference to the website you see here, the RVA never stops promoting members’ interests and helping to make doing business easier.

Whether you’re a non-member weighing up the benefits or a current member wanting our assistance, we’re always happy for you to get in touch.