Chapter I General Provisions
Article 1. In order to make full and rational use of cruise tourism resources, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of cruise travel agencies \ OTA \ Tourism Service(hereinafter referred to as cruise travel agencies), and formulate and implement relevant service standards and systems for cruise tourism in China, and promote the continuous growth and orderly development of cruise travel agencies across the country, so as to promote the overall rapid and orderly development of China's cruise tourism industry, with the principles of solidarity, collaboration, resource sharing, industry self-discipline and mutual benefit, according to the relevant laws and administrative regulations of the country and the actual development of China's cruise travel agencies, CCYIA took the lead in launching the Cruise Travel Alliance.
Article 2. The name of the alliance is "Cruise Travel Alliance"(CTA).
Article 3. The nature of CTA: it is the resource sharing cooperation established by domestic and foreign cruise travel agency \ OTA \ Tourism Service institutions on the principle of voluntary participation. The main responsibility is to strengthen the influence of CTA in the cruise tourism industry in the form of a group, play an overall role, and promote mutual learning and exchanges to achieve common development.
Article 4. CTA is a professional organization of CCYIA.
Article 5. The first batch of sponsors of CTA includes: CCYIA, LY.com, Caissa…
Chapter Ⅱ Duties of Work
Article 6. The duties of CTA are:
1）Summarize the experience of cruise travel agency, carry out research related to cruise travel agency industry, and put forward practical ideas and suggestions for the development of cruise travel agency industry.
2）Reflect the wishes and demands of the members of CTA to the relevant government departments, protect the common interests of the members of CTA, and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the members;
3）Formulate regulations, play the role of self-discipline in the industry, stop vicious competition in prices and talents, and assist in handling major accidents and disputes; Maintain the market order of cruise tourism industry;
4）Formulate industry service standards and promote added value in services;
5）Set up communication platform with cruise companies, committed to the negotiation and settlement of disputes between the two sides;
6）Promote exchanges and cooperation among the members of CTA and strengthen contacts, coordination and cooperation with relevant organizations and associations at home and abroad;
7）Organize training, study, seminars, exchanges and study tours;
8）Committed to cultivating the Chinese cruise culture concept and advocating the convention of cruise passenger civilization;
9）Collect statistics and release industry information;
10）Establish an industry integrity system.
Chapter Ⅲ CTA’s Member
Article 7. The members of CTA should be organization members and we do not accept individual members.
Article 8. Members who apply to join CTA must meet the following conditions:
1）Recognize and uphold the working regulations of CTA;
2）A cruise agency established in accordance with the law in China may, upon application, become a member of the alliance.
Article 9. The procedures for joining CTA are:
1）Submit an for membership in CTA;
2）The application will be approved after discussion of the board of directors;
3）Register and join CTA;
4）The board of directors authorizes CTA secretariat to issue membership cards.
Article 10. Members of CTA shall have the following rights:
1）The right to vote and to be elected in CTA;
2）The right to participate in the activities of CTA;
3）Priority of access to the services of CTA;
4）The right to use the symbols of CTA;
5）Make suggestions, questions, criticisms and supervision of the work and responsible persons of CTA;
6）The right to request assistance from CTA in the event of major difficulties or infringement of legitimate rights and interests;
7）Join CTA voluntarily and withdraw from CTA freely.
Article 11. Members of CTA shall perform the following obligations:
1）Comply with the regulations of CTA, implement the resolutions of CTA, safeguard the reputation of CTA and the legitimate rights and interests of CTA;
2）Comply with national regulations concerning the travel agency industry;
3）Complete the work assigned by CTA and actively participate in and support the activities organized by CTA;
4）Pay membership dues according to regulations;
5）Accept comments and mediation from CTA;
6）Do not organize or participate in all activities detrimental to CTA or other members;
7）Inform CTA and provide related information.
Article 12. The members of CTA pay their dues before May 1 of each year. If they do not pay their dues at the specified time or do not participate in the activities of CTA, they are considered to withdraw automatically. If the members of CTA are revoked or cancelled according to law, their membership is cancelled automatically. Members who voluntarily withdraw from CTA shall notify the secretariat of CTA in writing.
Article 13. If a member of CTA commits a serious violation of these regulations, he may be removed from the membership by a resolution of the board of directors.
Article 14. The members who automatically or voluntarily withdraw from CTA, and delist from CTA shall, from the date of entry into force of the decision, return the membership certificate of CTA, remove the membership sign, and stop operating in the name of the members of CTA.
Chapter Ⅳ Organization Structure
Article 15. CTA implements a council system. Under the leadership of CCYIA, it consists of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Executive Councilor, Councilor, and full-time Secretary General.
Article 16. CTA has one chairman and several vice chairmen for a term of three years, who can be re-elected and elected by the members of CTA Council from people who have certain prestige and enthusiasm for public welfare.
Article 17. The meeting of CTA Council is held once a year. The main task is to discuss organizational construction, approve annual work plans, and approve budgets. The Council shall vote in accordance with the principle of majority on matters in dispute. If the number of votes in favor and the number of objections are equal, the final decision shall be made by the Chairman.
The terms of reference of the Council are as follows:
1）Implement all the resolutions of the CTA Council;
2）Select the chairman, vice chairman, Secretary-General, and Executive Councilor;
3）Prepare the meeting of the CTA Council;
4）Report its work and financial situation at the meeting of the CTA Council ;
5）Decide on membership and delisting;
6）Decide on other important matters of CTA.
Article 18. The chairman's office meeting is held from time to time. If necessary, it may use conference calls, online meetings, written meetings, etc. The chairman, vice chairman and Secretary-General will attend the meeting. The main task is to discuss and decide on major issues of CTA and resolve emergencies.
Article 19. The CTA secretariat is located in the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA). CCYIA employs a Secretary-General and several full-time staffs. The secretariat is responsible for the daily administrative affairs of CTA, the preparation of the CTA Council meeting, the execution of the decision of chairman's office meeting, the development and withdrawal of members, and the financing of the work etc.