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Membership Criteria- Golf Clubs

GOLF CLUBS*

Applicants must:

(a) hold managerial* positions or positions considered equivalent by Skål International in the travel and tourism industry

(b) work full time in their positions

(c) be involved in sales, marketing or promotion work or be engaged in work defined in the membership classification

(d) have three years experience in the industry not necessarily in a management position

*NB. Not eligible for membership: persons whose principal duties are golf professional or golf course superintendent

To qualify for membership the Golf Course must:

(a) have a proven collaboration with hotels and accommodation providers in their immediate area, making bookings directly with them on behalf of visiting golf club patrons

(b) have a proven collaboration with travel agents or tour operators either by the payment of commission or mentioned in literature produced by them

(c) have a proven tourist clientele of at least 25% of all golfing participation

(d) produce promotional literature/website and distribute it either through travel agents or tour operators to international clients

(e) have full time employees who are directly involved in the sales, marketing or promotion of the services of the golf course to the travel and tourism industry.

N.B. Golf Courses with on-site accommodation will qualify under the hotel category

Active members

Active membership in Skål is limited to those persons holding managerial positions in the travel and tourism industry, or positions considered equivalent by Skål International. The equivalent positions are specified in the Membership Classifications in this Article. Active Members must work full-time in their position, be directly involved in management, sales, marketing or promotion work, or be engaged in work defined in the Membership Classifications for the equivalent managerial positions and have a minimum of three years experience in the travel and tourism industry. This experience need not be in a managerial position. The Executive Committee of Skål International may, at its discretion, accept senior management of companies or entities with less than the three years experience. Such dispensation will not be given, however, if the translation of the person’s title on the Proposal Form is in question.

All persons proposed for Active membership must comply with the requirements above and must hold one of the following positions in companies or organisations directly related with tourism and travel:

01: President/Chairman/Owner/Chief Executive Officer

02: Vice President/Managing Director/Director General/General Manager

03: Assistant or Deputy Managing Director, Director General or General Manager

04: Director : Sales, Marketing, Publicity, Public and Guest Relations, Revenue, etc.

05: Assistant or Deputy Director: Sales, Marketing, Publicity, Public and Guest Relations, Revenue, etc.

06: Manager: Sales, Marketing, Publicity, Public and Guest Relations, Revenue, etc.

07: Assistant or Deputy Manager: Sales, Marketing, Publicity, Public and Guest Relations, Revenue, etc.

08: General Sales Agent or representative of these companies

09: Persons holding a position or responsibility for controlling or supervising staff or a range of services within the company.