The International Commission for the History of
Travel and Tourism (ICHTT) is an internal commission of the International
Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS). It was constituted and acts
within and in compliance with the ICHS. Rules and regulations used by the
ICHS will be adopted by the Commission for its works and proceedings.
The purposes of the Commission are:
a. to represent scholars interested in the history of travel and tourism;
b. to create an effective network and profitable exchange of information
and ideas between historians of different countries;
c. to promote research in this field of interest.
Membership of the Commission is entirely individual.
Every one interested in the History of Travel and Tourism from a scientific
of view can be admitted. Applications for membership must be sent
directly to the Secretariat; the Bureau will evaluate them within 6 months.
The new member hasnt the right to vote in the General Assembly until
the application has been approved by the Bureau. Each member of the Commission
has to pay a yearly membership fee, the amount of which is fixed by the
General Assembly. If the fee is not paid by a member for one year on end,
the member may be suspended.
Structure of the Commission are the General Assembly
and the Bureau.
As a rule, the General Assembly takes place during the International Congress
of Historical Sciences. The extraordinary General Assemblies can be summoned
by the Bureau.
The Bureau is elected by the General Assembly. It consists of not less than
6 members, and not more than 12. Each candidature for the office of member
of the Bureau has to be notified to the General Secretary al least 6 months
before the General Assembly. Should any vacancy occour, the vacant place
can be filled by co-optation, but all co-optations would have to be confirmed
by the next General Assembly. The tenure of the Bureau members lasts five
years, and the members can be re-elected, but it is strongly recommended
a partial renewal, and that no member of the bureau serve more than two
The Bureau elects a President, a Vice President,
a General Secretary chosen among its members. Each of them may represent
the Commission. The General Secretary with the help of the Secretariat
has the task of securing the smooth administration of the Commission,
making known in advance the agenda of the meetings and all other relevant
documents, keeping archives, drawing up minutes etc.
The Commission budget consists of:
a. its own resources (membership fees);
b. subsidies granted by private or governamental institutions.
All proposals to change the Statute must be delivered to the
General Secretary in written form at least 6 months before any General Assembly.
They have to be signed by at least 15 members of the Commission. They come
into force only if approved by a two-thirds majority of the members being
present at the Assembly.
The address and formal seat of the Commission is where the
Secretariat is located.
The Commissions life is unlimited.