CVM talks about international guest and if this is your core market, it is possible that you do need to be backed by a major chain,
However ask yourself why both Golden Chain and Arra (Budget) are losing so many members.
Do you believe that there is strength in numbers or will the different operational procedures and possibly other changes that will accur should there be a merge may lead to a further loss of numbers with a greater infrastructure cost to maintain this chain.
Are the Directors telling you what they think you want to hear.

TIME WILL TELL; but not everyone shares your enthusiasm.