The membership is open to all individuals directly or indirectly associated or involved with the tourism industry of the Maldives. Individuals and associations who would like to be a member of MATI shall apply in writing to the Secretary General of the Association. There are three classes of members in the association which comprise of Active members, Associate members and Members of Honor.
Active members are the members who are directly involved in the tourism sector which includes travel industry, Aviation industry and direct providers and suppliers of goods and services to the Maldives. These members have the right to vote as a member and the membership fee is determined by the rules and regulations of the Association.
Association members are the members who are directly and indirectly involved in the tourism sector of the Maldives or those who provides a secondary service to the tourism industry of the Maldives. These members do not have the right to vote as a member and membership fee is as determined by the rules and regulations of the Association.
Members of Honor
Members of Honor are members who are awarded life membership by a unanimous decision of the executive board. Honor members are chosen on the basis of outstanding services to the tourism industry of Maldives and for such services to the Association. The Honorary members do not have the right to vote and is not liable for any membership fees. The other class of members may apply and maybe admitted upon terms and conditions to be determined by the Executive board.
All members except for honorary members of the association have to pay a membership fee to the Association. The Admission fees shall be payable with the application but shall be refunded if the application is unsuccessful. The annual subscription for the first year shall be payable upon notification of the admission and subsequently on or before the 1st August of each year. The Association reserves the right to review the admission and annual subscription fees from time to time and that the fees may be amended by the resolution of a majority of the Active members present at a general meeting.
The fee structure is as below:
Admission fee for Active members: MRF 1000
Admission fee for Associate members: MRF 1000
Annual subscription by an Active member: MRF 30000
Annual subscription by an Associate member: MRF 20000