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Membership Criteria- Medical (Wellness) and Sports Tourism


17.1. Medical (Wellness Tourism)

Eligible as members:

C.E.O./General Manager of medical facilities (includes hospitals and clinics) that offer overnight, patient care.

Medical tourist facilitators (must have proof of accreditation) and medical tourism case executives that are registered with the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) .

C.E.O./President/Executive Director of medical tourism associations.

Managers marketing medical tourism to the travel and tourism industry.

Positions of a similar nature to those described in other section and related to medical tourism, i.e. retail travel agents specialising in medical tourism and medical tourism marketing

17.2. Sports Tourism

Eligible as members:

Owner/President/C.E.O./General Manager/Director/Manager of sports venues catering to teams who spectators include visitors travelling more than 50 kms to attend the event.

Owner/President/General Manager/Director/Manager of sports teams that attract international participants and/or spectators travelling a distance of 50 kms or more.

Owner/C.E.O./General Manager/Director/Manager of sporting events companies promoting sporting activities, teams and venues.

Owner/C.E.O./General Manager/Director/Manager of sports tourism operators.

Owner/President/C.E.O./General Manager/Director/Manager of sports councils (associations) whose mandate includes the promotion of sports teams, sporting activities, venues or countries.

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.