1. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
There shall be 3 categories of membership: -
(1) Affiliate Members
Membership shall be opened to any registered associations which are dealing
in the under mentioned sectors of tourism industry in Sarawak as specified
under (4) below.
(2) Associates Members
Membership may be opened to any body corporate within Sarawak other states
of the Federation of Malaysia having business directly connected with
tourism in Sarawak but they shall have no right to vote or hold office
in the Federation.
(3) Honorary Members
Honorary membership shall be elected by the Federation, which shall report
to the General Meeting, on any person who has rendered services and contribution
towards the advancement of the Federation. Such member shall have no right
to vote and hold office.
(4) Approved Sectors of the Tourism Industry
The affiliate and associate members shall have business or dealing under
the following sectors: -
a. Travel and Tour agencies,
b. Tourism Accommodation operators/owners,
c. Tourism attraction agencies,
d. Tourist Guides/Park Warden Services,
e. Food and Beverage agencies/operators,
f. Airlines and air charters agencies,
g. Travel media and Tourism promotion agencies,
h. Land/Marine Transportation agencies,
i. Handicraft and souvenir agencies,
j. Meetings' Incentives, Conference and Exhibition organizers
k. Tourism Educational and Hospitality agencies
l. ICT related agencies
m. Other tourism related agencies.
2. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION / ADMISSION
Every application for membership shall be in the form prescribed in the
First Schedule hereto and shall be proposed by one member and seconded
by another. The Board may in its discretion approve or reject any application
without assigning any reason thereof.
Every applicant whose application has been approved shall, upon payment
of the prescribed entrance fees and first annual subscription, be admitted
as a member of the Federation and shall be entitled to all privileges
of membership. On admission as a Member of the Association, he shall be
provided with a copy of the Constitution, a list of Members and Membership
Certificate as prescribed in the Schedule hereto.
3. MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATION
(1) Affiliate Member having their registered memberships of 49 members
and below shall be entitled to have one representative and with one voting
right and to hold office.
(2) Affiliate Member having their registered memberships of 50 members
and above, shall be entitled to have a maximum of two representatives
with two voting rights and to hold offices.
(3) Affiliate Members must submit in writing the name of their representative
or representatives together with the required information specified in
Rule 9 to the
Federation. He may also nominate an alternate representative in the absence
of his first representative.
(1) Affiliate Member
The Entrance Fee for any Affiliate Member shall be Ringgit Malaysia Seven Hundred and Fifty only (RM750.00) and Annual Subscription Fees of Ringgit Malaysia
Five Hundred only (RM500.00) for each representation as specified in Rule 7.
(2) Associate Member
The Entrance Fee for any Associate Member shall be Ringgit Malaysia Seven Hundred and Fifty only (RM750.00) and the Annual Subscription Fee of Ringgit Malaysia
Two Hundred and Fifty only (RM250.00).
(3) Subscription Fee
All subscription fees shall be payable as from the 1st day of January
of each calendar year.
(4) Forfeiture of Rights
Any member failing to pay his annual subscription, which is in
3 months' arrears, shall forfeit all his rights and privileges of membership.
(5) Failure to pay Annual Subscription Fee
Any member failing to pay his annual subscription fee by the
31st day of December of the calendar year shall automatically cease to
be a member.
(6) Special Subscriptions or Donations
The Federation may, for the purpose of promoting its objectives,
call for special subscriptions or donations from its affiliates or members
of the public.