Regulations Governing the Classification of Members of Turismo de Lisboa and Members Dues

Part I - Classification of members

Chapter I - Classification

Article 1

Types of members

  1. Turismo de Lisboa members may be founding, full or associate members.
  2. The board of management shall decide on any cases in which there is doubt as to whether a member should be classified as a full or associate member.
  3. Any decision taken by the board of management in regard to the previous point may be appealed at the general meeting.

Article 2

Founding members

The founding members of Turismo de Lisboa are:

  • Lisbon City Council
  • AIP Foundation
  • UACS – União de Associações do Comércio e Serviços (Union of Commerce and Services Associations)
  • AHP – Associação da Hotelaria de Portugal (Portuguese Hotel Association)
  • AHP - Association of Portugal Hotels
  • TAP - Air Portugal

Article 3

Full members

  • Full members are official, or other similar, entities, business and profesional associations and other entities that predominantly work in the tourism sector, namely:
    • Travel and tourism agencies
    • Golf courses
    • Fado houses and traditional restaurants or drinking establishments or those with a notable history, architecture and/or distinctive decor, or possessing of any other feature that is of particular value in the tourism business.
    • Casinos and bingo halls
    • Conference centres
    • Tourism developments
    • Catering companies
    • Car rental companies
    • Theme and fun parks an d equipment
    • Shops belonging to, or predominantly selling high quality Portuguese brands, tradition shops and those shops that, due to their clientele, location, architecture, history or other distinctive feature, are of particular interest for the tourism business.
    • Museums, palaces, foundations and natural parks
    • Professional conference organisers
    • Venues hosting live performance events and shows
    • Air, road, rail and sea transporters and infrastructures
  • Any other entities whose involvement in Turismo de Lisboa would add value to the tourism offer may also be full members.
  • Entities that are offered full membership of Turismo de Lisboa, following the decision of the board of management stipulated in the previous point, are automatically enrolled in the dues structure at one level higher tan they would be under article 10 of these regulations.

Article 4

Associate members

  1. Associate members are:
  2. Entities that wish to contribute to the development of tourism in Lisbon may also be associate members.
  3. Entities that intend to serve as suppliers of goods or providers of services to Turis mode Lisboa, or any of its members, may also be associate members.

Part II - Dues

Chapter II - General remarks

Article 5

Dues

  1. Members of Turismo de Lisboa must pay set dues , variable dues and supplementary dues, in accordance with the provisions of the following articles.*
  2. Supplementary dues are only paid by members of the Lisboa Convention Bureau.
  3. Turismo de Lisboa members must provide the management with any information it requires to set or check the level of dues.
  4. Making false statements or the unwarranted withholding of information constitutes a serious offence, punishable in accordance with the articles of association.

Article 6

Payment

  1. Fixed dues shall be paid until the 10th of the month to which they refer.
  2. Variable dues are paid together with the fixed dues, during the year to which they refer.*
  3. Dues are payable as from the month of admission.
  4. If a member leaves, dues will still be payable until the end of the calendar year in question.

Article 7

Updating of dues

Dues are periodically updated, on a decision of the general meeting that is taken in accordance with the articles of association. Any change will take into account inflation, Turismo de Lisboa’s business activities and the profitability of the sector.

Chapter III - Fixed dues

Article 8

Scales

  1. There are seven scales of fixed dues, applied according to the stipulations of the following point
  2. The scales are as follows:
    • Scale A - € 504,00 per month
    • Scale B - € 356,00 per month
    • Scale C - € 208,00 per month
    • Scale D - € 148,00 per month
    • Scale E - € 101,00 per month
    • Scale F - € 59,00 per month
    • Scale G - € 30,00 per month

Article 9

Application of the scales

  1. Scales are applied automatically, in accordance with the following point.
  2. In those cases where this is not the case, the application of the scales will be decided by the management.
  3. The decisions taken by the management should take into account the size and economic capacity of the entity and the importance of its business activity to tourism.
  4. Decisions taken by the management in accordance with the previous point may be appealed at the general meeting.

Article 10

Automatic application

The scales are applied automatically in the following manner:

  • Scale A:
    • Casinos and bingo halls
    • Shopping centres with more than 120 shops (including restaurants) and large stores
    • Conference centres
    • Official and other similar entities
    • Theme and fun parks and equipment
    • Venues hosting live performance events and shows
    • Air transporters and infrastructures
    • Road, rail or sea transporters and infrastructures that operate at the regional or national level
  • Scale B:
    • 5 star tourist villages and tourist apartments
    • Shopping centres with between 50 and 120 shops (including restaurants)
    • Tourist resorts
    • 5 star hotels and apartment hotels
    • Inns with 50 rooms or more
    • Road, rail or sea transporters and infrastructures that operate at the local level
  • Scale C:
    • 4 star tourist villages and tourist apartments
    • Shopping centres with less than 50 shops (including restaurants)
    • Car rental companies with fleets of over 1,500 vehicles (excluding their comercial fleet)
    • 4-star hotels and apartment hotels
    • Inns with less than 50 rooms
  • Scale D:
    • Travel and tourism agencies
    • Business and professional associations
    • Catering companies
    • Event production companies
    • Car rental companies with fleets of between 500 and 1,500 vehicles (excluding their commercial fleet)
    • 3 star hotels and apartment hotels
    • Professional conference organisers
  • Scale E:
    • Gastronomy and wine tourism activities
    • Fado houses
    • Traditional restaurants or drinking establishments or those with a notable history, architecture and/or distinctive decor, or possessing any other feature that is of particular value in the tourism business.
    • Shops belonging to, or predominantly selling high quality Portuguese brands, traditional shops and those shops that due to their clientele, location, architecture, history or other distinctive feature are of particular interest for the tourism business.
    • Other hotels and apartment hotels
  • Scale F:
    • Local accommodation with 25 or more beds
    • Golf courses
    • Football clubs
    • Tourist entertainment companies
    • Car rental companies with fleets of less than 500 vehicles (excluding their commercial fleet)
    • Suppliers of goods and service providers to Turismo de Lisboa or its members whose economic activity does not fit in with the descriptionsgiven in this or any other scale
    • Art galleries
    • Museums, palaces, foundations and natural parks
    • Other shops
    • Other tourism developments
    • Other restaurants or drinking establishments
    • Theatres and cinemas
  • Scale G:
    • Local accommodation with less than 25 beds
    • Cultural and recreational associations
    • Other sports clubs
    • Companies hiring out vehicles with drivers
    • Gymnasiums and health clubs
    • Youth hostels

Article 11

Reductions on dues

  1. Members located in municipalities that do not lie within the Lisbon Metropolitan Area shall have a 50% reduction on the dues payable for their scale.
  2. The fixed dues will be reduced by 50% for the 2nd establishment belonging to the same company or group
  3. The fixed dues will be reduced by 70% for the 3rd establishment belonging to the same company or group
  4. The fixed dues will be reduced by 80% for the 4th establishment belonging to the same company or group.
  5. The fixed dues will be reduced by 90% for the 5the stablishment belonging to the same company or group
  6. The fixed dues will be reduced by 95% for the 6th or further establishment belonging to the same company or group.
  7. The management may decide, in special cases, to allow a reduction in dues for the members or the associations they represent,where these apply, giving their reasons for such a reduction.
  8. In special cases, the management may agree with the parties in question the payment of higher dues than those stipulated in article 8 of these regulations. They may also agree to accept the payment of dues in another form.

Chapter IV - Variable dues

Article 12

Tourism developments*

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Article 13

Local accommodation*

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Chapter V - Supplementary dues

Article 14

Supplementary dues paid by the Lisboa Convention Bureau

The general meeting may decide to institute supplementary dues for Turismo de Lisboa members who are also members of the Lisboa Convention Bureau, as a result of this extra membership.