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Membership Criteria- Travel Insurance


Membership is limited to the owner or senior executive under whatever title this person is known; director, sales manager and marketing manager only, employed full-time on a year round basis and solely for the Travel Insurance Company.

The company must:

(a) be a fully independent operation, marketing only travel insurance to the public through travel agents, principals and tour wholesalers.

(b) pay commission to their travel partners.

(c) produce literature that promotes the benefits of travel and travel insurance and does not contain other insurance options.

(d) participate in travel and tourism trade shows promoting travel to the industry and/or the general public.

(e) have at least two full-time employees who are directly involved in the sales, marketing or promotion of the services of the travel insurance company

N.B.: Not eligible for membership: persons working for banks and credit card companies which offer travel insurance as an incentive to purchase or use other services.

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.