Find your way to success in the Adventure Industry…

Welcome to AdventurePro

If you are previewing this info before joining, please note costs display on the SIGN UP page.

Your login details and password will be emailed to you, or you can go to MANAGE ME and update your password now if you have signed up.

The AdventurePro site can be found at  www.adventurepro.co.za . The Members site is accessed from the link at the right hand side of the top navigation menu.

For paid membership, if you have selected to pay Off-Line  (not by card) you will need to wait till your payment has been manually processed before you will be able to use the system or update your details. Make sure you have emailed us the payment receipt or we will not know you have done it.

Well done. Now that you have signed up and are on the road to the Adventure Professionals industry, there are a few things about this site you need to know.

Aims

The aim of the site is to:

  1. Create awareness of who’s who in the industry
  2. Allow Adventure Professionals to market themselves to the public
  3. Advertise for staff as well as find jobs
  4. Advertise ‘Events’ to members and the public. This can be anything Adventure related. Courses, Trips, Shows, Activities etc.
    • The events also allows you to manage registrations for the event and ticketing. We have not implemented charging for events as the fees would have to be channeled through AdventurePro‘s account. If you wanted this it can be done as the system is set up for it. There will be a dedicated instruction page how this works.
  5. Create a forum for discussion (future dev)
  6. Create a classifieds advertising portal specifically aimed at adventure professionals (future dev)
  7. Create a Blog for the betterment of the Adventure industry.
  8. Create a unified voice for issues that affect all of us, particularly with regards legislation

Costs

Costs vary from level to level. We are keeping the costs as low as possible just to cover hosting and admin costs, but it has to pay for itself.

Levels

There are a few levels of membership available to you:

  1. Advertiser (Stand Alone) – You wish to advertise on the site. These are paid adverts. Contact us for prices.
    • Can view all pages;
    • Listed in the directory; Not searchable
    • As an advertiser you get automatic rolling adverts in various places in both the Public as well as Member sites.
  2. Organisational You are a Retailer of adventure gear, an Outdoor Education/Activity Centre, Manufacturer of gear, heck anything to do with the Adventure industry. Businesses, Clubs, Associations etc.
    • Can view all pages;
    • Listed in the directory; Searchable
    • Can see, post and respond to Jobs
  3. Adventure Guide – You hold formal qualifications and are registered as a guide in South Africa. This is specifically for South African Guides. If you also are entitled to run trips internationally, you can ADD-ON the International Professional Level.
    • Can view all pages;
    • Listed In the directory; Searchable
    • Can see, post and respond to Jobs
  4. Aspirant – Not generally qualified but interested in the industry and wants to keep up to date with what is happening and network.
    • Can view all pages;
    • Not listed in the directory; Not searchable.
    • Can see and respond to Jobs
  5. Adventure Leader – May have some qualifications, either industry association awards or national qualifications, but are not a Registered Adventure Guide in terms of the relevant laws in South Africa.
    • Can view all pages;
    • Listed in the directory; Searchable.
    • Can see and respond to Jobs
  6. International Professional – You are based outside South Africa. If you are registered to and may guide legally in South Africa, you can ADD-ON the Adventure Guide level as well.
    • Can view all pages;
    • Listed In the directory; Searchable
    • Can see, post and respond to Jobs
  7. Lifetime Member– This is given to members who have made a HUGE contribution to the AdventurePro
    • Can view all pages;
    • Listed in the directory; Not searchable
    • Can see, post and respond to Jobs
  8. Sponsor As it says, sponsors the site apart from any other membership.
    • Can view all pages;
    • As a Sponsor you get automatic rolling adverts in various places both on the Members and Public sites.
    • Contact us to get this membership level.

In addition you may also add-on extra membership benefits: These are not available to every one of the above categories, but if it shows in your Profile then you can choose it. If not then you are not in a category you need to have this benefit. Some of these Add-ons are paid for.

  1. Training Provider – Provides training courses tailored for the Adventure Industry
    • Paid for
    • Listed in the directory and you get automatic rolling adverts in various places in both the Public as well as Member sites;
    • Available only to: Adventure leader, Advertiser (Stand Alone), Lifetime, Organisational and International & Adventure Guide Members levels.
    • Sub categories with ‘Training Provider’ Add On of:
      • Training Provider – First Aid (free)
      • Training Provider – Industry Awards (free)
      • Training Provider – National Qualifications (free)
  2. Industry Association Industry associations that monitor and regulate specific activities.
    • Free
    • Listed in the directory and you get automatic rolling adverts in various places in both the Public as well as Member sites;
    • Available only to: Organisational Member level.
  3. International Pro (ADD ON)An add on for Adventure Guides, Adventure Leaders and Lifetime members who are also eligible to work internationally.
    • Free
  4. ClubAdd on for the Organisational Members level – this tells viewers more details about what you do.
    • Free
  5. Adventure Guide (ADD ON) – International Guides also eligible to guide in South Africa
    • Free
  6. Advertiser (Add On) – You wish to advertise on the site. As an advertiser you get automatic rolling adverts in various places in both the Public as well as Member site.
    • Paid for
    • Listed in the directory and you get automatic rolling adverts in various places in both the Public as well as Member sites;
    • Available only to: Adventure Guides, International Professional, Lifetime, & Organisational Member levels.
  7. Outdoor/Education CentreYou run an outdoor activity or adventure education centre.
    • Paid for
    • Listed in the directory and you get automatic rolling adverts in various places in both the Public as well as Member sites;
    • Available only to: Organisational Member level.
  8. Employer – Employs other staff. You wish to advertise jobs on the site.
    • Not listed in the directory;
    • Available only to: Adventure Guide, Lifetime, Organisational and International Members levels;
    • Can see, post and respond to Jobs

Your Profile

The first thing you should do is update your Profile. You do this from the MANAGE ME Link. This allows you, depending on your registration level, to:

  1. Create a Business card, 
  2. Add additional portfolio pictures, (we recommend 4 to 8 at the most) 
  3. Create a write-up about your self and what you offer.
  4. AND – select the ‘labels’ which show the activities you offer. Remember this is on your own honesty that you are trained and qualified to run these. If you are a Professional Guide you must upload a scan (cropped)  of your Guides registration card to the Portfolio Pictures section and this must match the activities you have selected.

All the above are visible to the public.

Privacy

The address you enter into the Portfolio will automatically, depending on your membership level, create a map of where you are. If you do not want your home shown on the map, do not put the house number so it just shows the area. Or maybe just put the town name or the address of the place you work at. If you are a Adventure Guide, Lifetime, Organisational and International Member you can add additional contacts. These can be people who work for you, or additional work site where you provide your activities.

You also have the options to switch off this application as well as not show phone numbers etc.

Please Note: This is an ONLINE directory – Anything you willingly put here may be visible to anyone worldwide. Think carefully about the image you wish to portray to the world.

It’s in your hands

AdventurePro is your portal to get known in the industry as well as to potential clients. Make sure your Portfolio is up to date and correct. Don’t try to advertise to be something you are not. You will get caught out. We constantly monitor what information members post on the site, and anyone blatantly lying about their qualifications or abilities will be banned. We want the public to be able to trust AdventurePro.

If you ave any queries, or get stuck, feel free to contact us.