ABTO Board of Directors’ Nomination 2017

As part of the election of ABTO Board of Directors for 2017 – 2019 during the upcoming 17th Annual General Meeting, the Secretariat would like to seek nomination of candidates for the Board of Director’s election.

Based on previous trends 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 (2014, 2015 & 2016) 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 your candidates WWW.ABTO.ORG.BT/BOD2017 and click the send button to submit your nominations. Kindly be informed that the nomination submission deadline is 10th August 2017 and the Nominated candidate will be declared on 11th August 2017.
Each nominated candidate has to secure minimum of 5 nominations to stand for election.

In the same page we have link to Nomination and Election procedures as per 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 in 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), Better Business Council (BBC), BCCI Board, Advisory Board of RITH and any technical committees formed by the Government in tourism. Therefore, for effective representation and utilization of industry’s presence in such important Committees and Boards, nomination and election of right candidates are of immense importance.


Eligibility of Current Board of Directors
From among the serving Board of Directors except for Mr. Anand Gurung (Keys to Bhutan), Mr. Chencho Wangdi (Exotic Destinations) and Mr. Kinley Gyeltshen (Gangri Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd.) who have served for two consecutive terms rest are all eligible to re-contest.

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