Notice for 14th AGM and Nomination of Candidates for ABTO Board of Directors for 2014 – 2016

1. 14th Annual General Meeting

This is to kindly inform that the 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ABTO is scheduled on 5th June 2014. The venue of the 14th AGM will be the conference hall of the Royal Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (RITH), Motithang starting at 9.30 A.M.

Tour Operators are kindly requested to submit any issues that are of general and overall interest of the industry to the Secretariat, so as to finalise the agenda. This year we will also be electing new Board of Directors for the term 2014 – 2016.

Agenda and other information will be forwarded in due course of time.

2. Nomination for Board of Directors (2014 – 2016)

As part of the election of ABTO Board of Directors for 2014 – 2016 during the upcoming 14th Annual General Meeting, the Secretariat would like to seek nomination of candidates for the Board of Director’s election.

Based on previous trend and in order for the Association to cater towards the needs of wider range of tour operators without any prejudice and to represent the industry in a wholesome manner, it was recommended that the Board’s composition should comprise from all levels of tour operators. As such, upon due consultation the following 3 Categories were formed as a basis for representation in the ABTO Board, based on an average number of tourists handled in the last 3 preceding years (2013, 2012 & 2011) by respective tour operators: –
1. 500 and above tourists (Category 1) – 3 seats on the Board

2. Between 70 and 499 tourists (Category 2)– 4 seats on the Board

3. 69 and below tourists (Category 3)– 2 seats on the Board

Please click on the the link here to nominate you candidates and click the send button to submit your nominations. Kindly be informed that the nomination submission deadline is 28th May 2014 and the Nominated candidate will be declared on 29th May 2014.

Each nominated candidate has to secure minimum of 5 nominations to stand for election.

We have also attached the nomination procedures and relevant election clauses/ articles from our Articles of Association for your kind information and reference.

Selection of right candidates for the ABTO Board of Directors is not only vital to manage the Association in the best interest of the general members but also to add value to this industry by ensuring that the Association continues to improve its services to the members and effective representations on behalf of the members. Right set of Directors through expert advice will make their wealth of knowledge and expertise on the field of business at the disposal of the Association. They form the image of the Association, hence ABTO’s credibility.

Further, ABTO Directors are represented at various Committees; notably the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Private Sector Development Committee (PSDC) and BCCI Board. Therefore, for effective representation and utilization of our presence in such important Committees and Boards, nomination and election of right candidates are of immense importance.

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