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Membership Criteria- Hotels, Motels and Other Tourist Accommodation

HOTELS, MOTELS AND OTHER TOURIST ACCOMMODATION

6.1. Hotels, Motels, Holiday Villages, Clubs and Camps

In order that persons working for these establishments qualify for membership, these companies must:

(a) fulfil the administrative requirements of the country, in the accommodation category if this exists, for recognition as tourist hotel including the additional services of a restaurant.

(b) be open a minimum of six months per year

(c) have a minimum of six rooms. Rates to be specified when application submitted to ensure the quality of the establishment.

(d) have entrances, stairs and lifts for the sole use of the establishment.

(e) have a proven tourism clientele.

N.B.: Not eligible for membership: real estate agents, persons letting unfurnished accommodation or “timeshare” agencies.

6.2. Hotel chains

In order that persons working for these establishments qualify, it is required that:

(a) the hotel chain for which the candidate works has a management or administrative department, maintains a relationship as owner, franchiser or franchisee with the hotels, which make up the group, so that these are managed under trade names owned by the group.

(b) a list of the hotels making up the chain, which meet the requirements established in the hotel classification, must be attached to the application.

N.B. The candidate who is employed by a chain or group of hotels and works for one of the chain’s hotels will qualify under the hotel classification. Those persons working for companies offering consultancy services to hotel owners or chains must meet the requirements set out under tourism consultants.

6.3. Tourist Apartments

In order that persons working for these establishments qualify they must meet the following requirements:

(a) fulfil the administrative requirements of the country in the tourist apartment category, if this exists, for recognition as tourist apartments

(b) the candidate’s company must manage a building or complex exclusively dedicated to this activity, which also includes timeshare and complementary services

(c) the establishment will have at least 10 tourist apartments, comfortably furnished to satisfy the requirements of international tourism

(d) be open at least six months per year

(e) have a proven tourism clientele

N.B. The administrator of the building does not qualify unless he has managerial or commercial responsibilities.

6.4. Camping sites

To qualify for membership the establishment must have fully furnished accommodation for a minimum of 40 persons, be open for guests for at least six months of the year, have a proven collaboration with travel agents or tour operators and have a proven international clientele.

N.B. Not eligible for membership: persons working for caravan or tent camping sites or places letting unfurnished accommodation.

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.