The Association of National Tourist Office Representatives in Korea a (herein after called ANTOR KOREA) is a voluntary non-profitable and non-political association of the representatives of foreign National Tourist Organization. ANTOR KOREA is established for the exchange of views on matters of mutual concern and interest within the travel industry and to further international tourism in every possible way within the framework of Korean law and customs and to develop co-operation with the Associations of National Tourist Representatives (hereinafter called ANTORs) in other countries.
2.1. ACTIVE MEMBER
Active Membership of ANTOR KOREA is open to:
- Heads of National Tourist Organizations' offices in Korea which are endorsed by their embassies or the tourist authorities of the respective countries.
- Heads of regional, state or city Tourist Authorities.
- Members of diplomatic missions officially appointed as representatives of Foreign National Tourist Organizations.
- Members of commercial firms in Korea appointed to represent foreign National Tourist Organizations.
When a new Head is appointed, he or she automatically takes over the membership of his/her predecessor in ANTOR KOREA. If during a prolonged period the Head Representative is prevented from taking part in ANTOR KOREA activities, approval can be sought from the Committee for the presence of his or her deputy.
2.2. ALLIED MEMBER
In recognition of the interactive roles of ANTOR KOREA, its individual Members, and sectors of the travel industry in Korea, a special class of membership in ANTOR KOREA shall be available for companies of good repute operating, either commercially or non-commercially, in the travel industry in Korea, and whose objectives and operations are compatible with those of ANTOR KOREA and its Members. Allied membership is available on the following terms and conditions:
- Members of commercial firms in Korea appointed to represent foreign National Tourist Organizations.
- Membership is corporate but Members are to be represented at ANTOR KOREA functions by their Chief Operating Officer or his appointed representative.
- Membership status recognizes the desire of the Allied Members to contribute to the aims and activities of ANTOR KOREA and its Members but such membership is devoid of any legitimate right by the Allied Member to determine, guide or influence the activities of ANTOR KOREA or its Active Members.
- A joining fee and a yearly subscription fee at a level determined by the incumbent ANTOR KOREA Committee is payable on joining and at the commencement of each financial year by Allied Members.
- Allied Members may attend regular Committee Meetings of ANTOR KOREA stipulated in Article 10 and such attendance is to be encouraged by Active Members. However, each attending Allied Member must pay a meeting fee in accordance with the actual costs to the Committee.
- Allied Membership is available to an organization only on an invitational basis from the Committee and membership approval must be obtained from a simple majority of the Members attending regular Committee Meetings. Notice of the consideration of Allied Membership applications at any meeting must be circulated with the usual advice of that forthcoming meeting.
- Allied Members may advise the general public of their membership status in ANTOR KOREA but are forbidden to use such membership in any active commercial manner, or in any way which may bring ANTOR KOREA into disrepute.
- Allied Membership status may be revoked by the Committee for any reason whatsoever after obtaining a two-thirds majority of the Active Members attending a regular Committee Meetings. The intention to consider revoking Allied Membership status must be advised to Members in advance of the meeting. The Allied Member concerned shall have the right to appear before the meeting.
3. HONORARY MEMBER
The title Honorary Member can be bestowed upon proposal and with the unanimous approval of the Active Members to any person who has contributed in an exceptional manner to the development of international tourism or to the realization of the aims of ANTOR KOREA. The membership of honorary status is purely symbolic and does not imply any role or participation in regular meetings and activities of ANTOR KOREA, not does it confer rights pertaining to such meetings or activities.
4. LIFE MEMBER
The Member who served as Executive Committee Member of ANTOR KOREA for more than ten (10) years is eligible to become a Life Member with the recommendation of the current Executive Committee Members. A Life Member can attend a regular Committee Meeting once a year, without paying fee, as a token of his/her long service to ANTOR KOREA.
5. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The management of ANTOR KOREA is vested in an Executive Committee which consists of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and one additional member. All Active Members are eligible for election to the Executive Committee and a circular will be sent each year thirty days before the Annual General Meeting stipulated in Article 7 inviting nominations among Active Members. In the case of lack of nominations for any Members of Executive Committee, nominations may also be made in the AGM.
However, no Member may serve on the Executive Committee in any one capacity for more than consecutive years.
All Executive Committee Members, except for Secretary, are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Elections will be made on the majority vote of Active Members present consisting of at least 50% of the total membership (this number includes votes by proxy).
In the case that no one among the nominees is successful in obtaining a majority vote by Active Member present at the AGM, a run-off will be held between the two who received the most votes. Secretary will be appointed by the Chairman. The term of office for Executive Committee members will be one year.
The Members of the Executive Committee shall plan the activities of ANTOR KOREA, the number and type of subcommittees and shall appoint the heads of subcommittees, subject to the approval of the membership. The Executive Committee shall prepare the AGM and other meetings, attend to the writing of minutes and their circulation and execute other resolutions agreed by ANTOR KOREA. The Executive Committee has also the right to invite professional assistance within the limits of existing funds.
The Member of the Executive Committee has to attend at least 50% of the Executive Committee Meetings. In the event of absence of one of the Executive Committee Members in excess of these limits, or if a vacancy occurs on the Executive Committee during the term of office, the Executive Committee shall replace the Member by another Active Member of ANTOR KOREA until the next AGM.
The Chairman's term of office shall be one year. The Chairman shall preside over the AGM, represent ANTOR KOREA in its external relations and act in accordance with resolutions made at the meetings. A Chairman may not be re-elected sooner than 3 years after last term of office has expired. Should the post of Chairman become vacant, the Vice Chairman shall become interim Chairman until the next general meeting. Nominations for a new Chairman must be received by the Secretary at least one month before the existing Chairman's term of office expires.
7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)
The AGM shall consist of all Active Members of ANTOR KOREA. The AGM shall be chaired by the Chairman or in his absence by the Vice Chairman, with the exception of voting procedure, which shall be directed by the Doyen. Members shall be summoned to the AGM in November each year but the Chairman or a group of at least 20% of ANTOR KOREA Active Members may also summon an Extraordinary General Meeting. The AGM shall also elect two auditors, these not being Members of the Committee.
A quorum of 50% plus one of the Active Members is required for decisions to be valid. However, if the number of the Active Members present at the AGM is less than 50% of the membership, the AGM may be adjourned for 30 minutes and an absolute majority of Active Members present will be sufficient. Each Member may hold a maximum of two written proxies on behalf of absent colleagues.
8. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
The annual subscription shall be compulsory and in the case of new Members be paid on acceptance of membership. The amount of the annual subscription shall be decided at the AGM on recommendation of the retiring Committee. It shall be paid to the Treasurer within 60 days from the date of the AGM decision and shall cover the period from January 1st to December 31st. The new Committee has the right to amend the proposed annual subscription, subject to approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting.
Resignation must be made in writing to the Chairman.
v The Secretary shall summon Members to the AGM no later than three weeks before the date which has been decided at the previous AGM. The letter of summons shall also include the agenda and the names of candidates for election of Executive Committee Members. Each Member may send to the Committee suggestions for the agenda no later than one month before the AGM.
Regular Committee Meetings will take place on the last Thursday of each month, unless otherwise agreed by the Committee. These regular Committee Meetings are to be followed by a luncheon for all Members. At this luncheon the Committee shall have the power to invite, at the expense of ANTOR KOREA, guests of distinction within any field of mutual interest to all Members, or Members of other ANTORs.
Decision at regular Committee Meetings will be taken on the majority vote of Active Members present consisting of at least 50% of the total membership (this number includes votes by proxy). In the event of a tie, the Chairman of the Meeting has the deciding vote. However, Members have the right to opt out of any common activity which is outside their budget. Those Members which for any reason opt out must inform the Secretary in writing. Executive Committee Meetings shall be called by the Chairman as the need arises.
All resolutions shall be decided by an absolute majority of all Active Members present in connection with every proposal which shall be decided by voting. Consideration shall be taken of any Member's special interest with regard to each Member's responsibilities, operational methods, directives from Head Offices or similar
The incoming Executive Committee has the right to appoint subcommittees for preparation and elaboration of special tasks within the framework of its activities, i.e., social, trade relations, public relations, international relations, etc.
13. SPECIAL STATUTES
For certain activities of ANTOR KOREA special Statutes can, if considered necessary, be determined by the AGM in accordance with article 10, and can be included as an appendix to the Statutes.
14. ALTERATION TO STATUTES
The present Statutes shall be valid after ratification at an Extraordinary General Meeting by a majority of Active Members present. All alterations to the Statutes shall be subject to the AGM's decision by 2/3 majority of all Active Members present and voting.
Established in 1992
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