Membership Information

  Membership shall be opened for application by any member or organizations as follows:

 

  There are 2 categories of membership subdivided into 7 sub-categories as follows:-

ACTIVE MEMBERS

  1. Business Member
  2. Institution Member
  3. Professional Member

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

  1. Sponsor Member
  2. Affiliate Member
  3. Traveller Member
  4. Student Member


  ACTIVE MEMBERS (with voting rights)

  1. “Business Member” shall be a company or firm registered with the Registrar of Companies, Malaysia with its nature of business related to ecotourism.
  2. “Institution Member” shall be an agency, organisation or institution registered in Malaysia, other than a company or firm registered with the Registrar of Companies, Malaysia, involved in the field of ecotourism.
  3. “Professional Member” shall be a Malaysian citizen or foreign citizen with academic or professional qualifications or skills relevant to ecotourism, provided that prior approval from the Registrar of Societies, Malaysia or relevant authorities has been obtained for foreign citizens.
  ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (without voting rights)
  1. “Sponsor Member” shall be any organisation registered in Malaysia or any foreign country which has a diplomatic link with Malaysia, and having paid the pre-requisite sponsor member entrance fees.
  2. “Affiliate Member” shall be a foreign agency, organisation or institution related to tourism registered in any foreign country which has a diplomatic link with Malaysia and having obtained prior approval from the Registrar of Societies, Malaysia or any other relevant authorities.
  3. “Traveller Member” shall be any member of public with interests in ecotourism
  4. “Student Member” shall be any registered student with any recognized academic institution.

c) Every application for membership shall be proposed and seconded by two existing members and shall be forwarded to the Secretary who shall at the first convenient opportunity, submit it to the Council for approval. The Council may at its discretion reject any application without assigning any reason thereof.


d) Upon admission, Business Members, Institution Members, Sponsor Members and Affiliate Members shall nominate one (1) official delegate and one (1) alternative delegate.

Active Members whose application have been approved as aforesaid shall, upon payment of the prescribed entrance fee and first monthly subscription, be admitted as a member of the Association and shall be entitled to voting rights and all privileges of membership as determined by the Council.

Associate Members whose application have been approved as aforesaid shall, upon payment of the prescribed entrance fee and first monthly subscription, be admitted as a member of the Association and shall be entitled to all privileges of membership as determined by the Council but without voting rights or hold office in the Association

  Membership Benefits

   Benefits of being a member of the Association:

  • A Certificate of Membership confirming that you/your organisation is a member of the prestigious national association for ecotourism in Malaysia and share the same beliefs and objectives of the Association.
  • The right to use the logo and accompanying words "Member of MEA" in members' organisation letterheads and promotional collateral.
  • Free or discounted participation fees in Association organised events, conferences and activities.
  • Regular e-newsletter on ecotourism issues, updates, developments and news in Malaysia and around the world
  • Platform to communicate, connect and collaborate with fellow industry members in ecotourism through various Association activities, directory and through the Secretariat's industry services section - email: services@ecotourismmalaysia.org
  • Members are eligible to be members of sub-committees of various projects and activities under the Association
  • Active members receive voting rights to nominate and vote for fellow members to the Executive Council to lead and guide the Association

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