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Skal welcomes Siem Reap, Cambodia as new club and new country

Skal welcomes Siem Reap, Cambodia as new club and new country ( Skål International warmly welcomed the new Skål Club – Skål International Siem Reap, Cambodia into the Skål fraternity at the inaugural function of the Club on 22nd November 2008.

This represents not only a new Club for Skål International but also a new Skål country for Skål International.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by 50 prominent tourism leaders, vice president of Skål International, Tony Boyle from Australia; Skål Asia Area president, Earl Wieman and his wife Jenny from Taiwan and past member of Skål International Sunshine Coast, Australia; Ms. Cherylynne Bullen who was employed as a relief accommodation manager in Siem Reap during 2007; along with the very hard working secretary of the club, Ms. Annie Rivera.

Twenty Skål members were inducted that night and were presented with their Skål membership certificates and Skål pins, and there are a further 7 membership applications that are currently being processed.

Skål International Siem Reap vice president, Mr. Khem Sophal said that the members of Skal International Siem Reap are very excited about the benefits of being part of Skal International and to be able to network with tourism professionals throughout the world and have the opportunity to do business among friends in over 90 countries.

Skål, founded as an international association in 1934, is the largest organization of travel and tourism professionals in the world, embracing all sectors of the travel and tourism industry with 20,000 members in almost 500 locations in 91 countries.

Skål International is aiming at quality and supports sustainable development and responsible tourism. Skål International is an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization Business Council, one of whose missions is to promote ethics in business, particularly the Global Code of Ethics issued by the UN World Tourism Organization, which covers peace, the environment, security, pollution, human contacts, and respect for local cultures. Skål International is also a member of the task force on the prevention of exploitation of children in tourism and is one of the sponsors of the Code of Conduct drawn up as a result of this task force.

Skål International General Secretariat Edificio España Avenida Palma de Mallorca 15-1º, 29620 Torremolinos, SPAIN Tel: +34 952 38 9111 Email:

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