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Membership Criteria- Various Tourist Organisations

VARIOUS TOURIST ORGANISATIONS

The * (asterisk) against the following categories means that approval is by the Executive Committee of Skål International and the additional information listed must be sent with the Membership Proposal Forms. Persons proposed must be employed full-time in the company, organisation or entity.

11.1. Travel and tourism education*

The Dean, Principal or Head of Travel/Tourism Studies at an accredited university, college or school granting a degree or diploma in travel and tourism and Senior Lecturers working full time in these training establishments

N.B.: Not eligible for membership: visiting professors or general teaching staff.

11.2. Congress and convention centres *

Only Congress or convention centres supplying proof of both national or international arrangements and clientele qualify.

11.3. Congress and convention organisers*

Only Congress and convention promoters, PCOs and Destination Management Companies promoting events with a national or international clientele qualify

11.4. Reservations systems *

Reservations systems for transportation, package tours and hotel accommodation, whether computerised or manual, which give a national or international coverage.

N.B.: Not eligible for membership: persons working for systems giving only local coverage. The area of coverage must be included in “additional information” on the Membership Proposal Form.

11.5. Hotel Associations *

Eligible as members: The Managing Director or other such title used by the senior executive, working solely for the association, Sales Manager and Marketing Manager

N.B.: Not eligible for membership: persons working for associations, which have restaurateurs as members. Information as to whether the association is international, national, regional or local must be included in “additional information” on the Proposal Form.

11.6. Travel Agent and Tour Operator Associations *

Membership is limited to the Managing Director, or such other title used by the senior executive and the Sales or Marketing Manager, all of whom must work full-time and solely for the association:

Eligible as members: Managing Director or senior association executive, Sales Manager and Marketing Manager

N.B.: Information as to whether the association is international, national, regional or local must be included under “additional information” on the Membership Proposal Form.

11.7. Tourist Attractions *

Membership is limited to the owner, senior executive under whatever title this person is known, director, sales manager and marketing manager only, employed full-time by the concern on an all year contract.

Eligible as members: Owner or Senior Executive, Director, Sales Manager and Marketing Manager The following must accompany the Membership Proposal Form:

(a) confirmation that the attraction has a fixed location or is performed at a fixed location such as a hotel or amphitheatre (i.e. shows for tourists)

(b) copies of brochures, web addresses and/or other promotional material in all of the languages in which these are produced

(c) confirmation of the actual number of annual visitors and that included in this figure is a proven tourism clientele

N.B.: Not eligible for membership: persons working in arcades, fairgrounds, religious establishments, ski-lifts, sporting and social clubs or similar unless these operations can clearly establish that they are tourist attractions in their own rig

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.