Active Member Criteria and Categories

Must work full-time in their position, be directly involved in sales, marketing or promotion work or be engaged in the work defined in the Membership Classifications or the equivalent managerial positions. Have a minimum of three years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry. This experience need not be in a managerial position.



  • President/Chairman/Owner/Chief Executive Officer
  • Vice-President/Managing Director/General Manager
  • Sales Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Publicity Director
  • Public Relations Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Director
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Publicity Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Manager
  • General Sales Agent or representative of the following categories


  • Accommodations – Hotels, Motels, Inns, with a minimum of 25 beds
  • Associations: Hotel, Travel, Air, etc.
  • Aviation: Airlines, Airports, IATA
  • Bus: Tour Coaches
  • Car Rentals
  • Corporate Travel Agent
  • Destination Managers
  • General Sales Agents
  • Golf Clubs*
  • Holiday Camps Holiday Clubs and Villages
  • Inland Waterways – Tourism Related operations – river cruises
  • Major Tourist Attractions
  • Maritime Companies – cruise ships, ports
  • Official Tourist Organizations
  • Railways
  • Reservations Systems for tourism industry
  • Restaurants*
  • Spas*
  • Tour Operators
  • Tour Operators In and Out Bound
  • Tourism Apartment
  • Tourism Authority
  • Tourism Organizations
  • Travel Agents
  • Travel Agents – In and Out Bound
  • Travel Media
  • Travel Schools
  • Travel & Tourism Consultants
  • Travel Insurance Managers

*Specific criteria apply.

Associate Member

Persons working in a responsible position closely connected with travel and tourism. Applications giving qualifications for Associate membership must be submitted by the applying club to the Secretary General. Associate members are limited to 10% of the membership.

Young Skål Student & Professional

Young Skål Student applies to senior students in tourism studies.  Young Skål Professional encompasses individuals under 35 advancing in Travel & Tourism related careers.