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42nd Skal Asia Congress in Negombo, Sri Lanka

42nd Skal Asia Congress in Negombo, Sri Lanka

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka - The 42nd Skal Asia Congress was successfully held in Negombo, Sri Lanka from May 30–June 2, 2013 with about 100 international delegates and local members and VIPs, including Mok Singh, Skal International President; Bernhard Wegscheider, … June 18, 2013
Skal International joins with IIPT in launching Peace Towns initiative

Skal International joins with IIPT in launching Peace Towns initiative

STOWE, Vermont & TORREMOLINOS, Spain – The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce the IIPT/Skal Peace Town project, a joint partnering initiative with Skal international. A goal has been set for the dedication … June 7, 2013
Skal International President presides at the 42nd Skal Asia Congress

Skal International President presides at the 42nd Skal Asia Congress

President Singh paid tribute to the Skal Club of Columbo, under the presidency of Keethi Jayaweera and his team. Sri Lanka is no stranger to Skal Congresses, having hosted the 15th Skal Asia Congress in 1986 and the 23rd Skal Asia Congress in 1994. … May 31, 2013
Skal International continues its industry positioning papers

Skal International continues its industry positioning papers

The Executive Committee of Skal International along with the Skal International Council met in Bali, Indonesia, earlier this month to discuss both internal and external matters pertaining to the organization. States International President Mok Singh: … May 16, 2013
SKAL issues call for entries: last days to submit projects

SKAL issues call for entries: last days to submit projects

Skal International Vice President, Karine Coulanges, is pleased to invite project submissions for the 2013 edition of the “Sustainable Development in Tourism” Awards. Do not miss out on this opportunity to submit a project to highlight and share … April 26, 2013
SKAL leaders in Miami to finalize details for organization’s first-ever conference at sea aboard Carnival Glory

SKAL leaders in Miami to finalize details for organization’s first-ever conference at sea aboard Carnival Glory

NEW YORK, New York - Executives from SKAL International, the world’s largest professional association of senior travel and tourism executives, recently gathered at Carnival Cruise Lines’ headquarters in Miami to finalize details for the organization’s … April 11, 2013
Skal Executive Committee meets in India this week

Skal Executive Committee meets in India this week

The Executive Committee of Skal International, International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals with 18,000 members worldwide, will meet this week in India under the Presidency of Mr. Mok Singh. Before they start with the working sessions … February 7, 2013
NYC and Company to welcome Skal International’s 2013 World Congress to New York City this fall

NYC and Company to welcome Skal International’s 2013 World Congress to New York City this fall

NEW YORK CITY, NY - NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, is pleased to announce that Skal International, the world’s largest professional association of senior travel and tourism executives, will … January 16, 2013
Skal members worldwide will rally in Bali in 2013

Skal members worldwide will rally in Bali in 2013

Skal members worldwide will rally to Bali throughout 2013 to join in celebrating Skal Bali’s twentieth anniversary year with the 180 members of Skal Bali, fourth largest Skal club worldwide. On Friday, January 4, past World President, Richard … January 2, 2013
SKAL International’s 2013 World Congress to be hosted by New York City Chapter

SKAL International’s 2013 World Congress to be hosted by New York City Chapter

Over 1200 travel and tourism executives from around the world will gather to to do business, explore the city, and enjoy a seven-day Carnival Cruise NEW YORK, New York - SKAL International, the world’s largest professional association of senior … October 16, 2012
Skal to have presence at two global trade fairs

Skal to have presence at two global trade fairs

Skal announced that the organization will have a stand at two forthcoming worldwide trade fairs. Skal International Roma will have a Skal stand at the next TTG-TTI Fair on tourism that will take place in Rimini on October 18-20, 2012, and Skal International … October 11, 2012
Skal International World Congress elects new Executive Committee

Skal International World Congress elects new Executive Committee

Nearly 600 persons attended the 2012 Skal World Congress held in Seoul and Incheon, Korea, from October 2-7. The event, including the Business Forum and B2B workshop, was a great success and enjoyed by all participants. The new Executive Committee … October 10, 2012
Skal Sustainable Development in Tourism awards

Skal Sustainable Development in Tourism awards

INCHEON & SEOUL, South Korea - For eleven consecutive years, the Skal International “Sustainable Development in Tourism” awards were presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 73rd Skal World Congress, which this year took place in the South … October 5, 2012
73rd Skal World Congress to get a taste of Seoul

73rd Skal World Congress to get a taste of Seoul

Seoul will be serving up the very best of traditional Korean and international cuisine as part of the regular Skal “Dine Around” event during next month’s 73rd Skal World Congress. This year’s Dine Around, designed as a night out on the town, … September 11, 2012
SKAL signs exclusive partnership with Travelindex

SKAL signs exclusive partnership with Travelindex

SPAIN - SKAL International has recently signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Travelindex ( www.Travelindex.com ), the world’s largest travel directory with direct connect contacts, by which Travelindex shall provide various services for the … July 12, 2012
SKAL International establishes its first chapter in the People’s Republic of China in 78 years

SKAL International establishes its first chapter in the People’s Republic of China in 78 years

The first SKAL Club to be established in mainland China has been officially approved by the Chinese government authorities. SKAL International Beijing has been officially formed with both Chinese and non-Chinese nationals as individual members. It … July 10, 2012
SKAL International joins International Council of Tourism Partners as partner association

SKAL International joins International Council of Tourism Partners as partner association

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is pleased to announce that SKAL International has joined the alliance as a partner association. SKAL International was founded in 1934, and is an international … July 2, 2012
Posthumous Skal award for Malai Sakolviphak

Posthumous Skal award for Malai Sakolviphak

The Asia Area Committee of Skal International, the world’s largest and oldest travel industry networking organization, has recognized the outstanding achievements of the late Malai Sakolviphak. At the 41st Skal Asia Congress held in Penang, Malai … May 14, 2012
Skål and PATA unite to promote Phuket tourism

Skål and PATA unite to promote Phuket tourism

PHUKET, Thailand - Skål International Phuket and South Thailand and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter are launching a new era of tourism cooperation with local government and Phuket’s travel trade to aggressively promote the … September 21, 2011
Skal International-USA names Llana Y. Smith first Madam President

Skal International-USA names Llana Y. Smith first Madam President

FT. WORTH, Texas - Skal International-USA (SIUSA), a professional organization of tourism leaders, today named Llana Y. Smith as its first ever Madam President. Founded in 1949, SIUSA is the United States affiliate of Skal International, the only international … July 3, 2011
Andrew Chan installed as President of Skal International Singapore

Andrew Chan installed as President of Skal International Singapore

TMS Asia-Pacific CEO Andrew Chan has been installed as the new President of Skal International Singapore.Mr. Chan is pictured front and center with members of the Skal International Singapore Committee.He was officially installed at a function taking … May 2, 2011
London and New York sign agreement on enhanced travel cooperation

London and New York sign agreement on enhanced travel cooperation

Skal's New York and London clubs signed a twinning agreement at Skål International's World Travel Market luncheon held on Tuesday, November 9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The luncheon was attended by over 100 travel managers from 22 different countries. Both … November 15, 2010
Sydney hosts 71st Skål International World Congress

Sydney hosts 71st Skål International World Congress

LINKING THE WORLD DOWN UNDER Over the coming days, the Skål International Congress will be held in the beautiful city of Sydney from October 7-12. Nik Racic, president of Skål International and director of the Croatian Convention and Incentive Bureau, … October 6, 2010
Skål International secretariat awarded Green Globe Certification

Skål International secretariat awarded Green Globe Certification

After an intensive onsite audit, the Skål International secretariat has successfully met the Green Globe standard requirements and been awarded the Green Globe Certification – the premier worldwide certification program for sustainable management and … September 22, 2010
Skål International New York launches Young Skål

Skål International New York launches Young Skål

NEW YORK, NY - The New York City chapter of Skål International, the largest organization of travel professionals in the world, launched Young Skål at a recent luncheon. Young Skål will give students and young professionals in the tourism industry, … July 20, 2010
Skål International Philadelphia and Paris twinned under patronage of Nik Racic, president of Skål International

Skål International Philadelphia and Paris twinned under patronage of Nik Racic, president of Skål International

In the presence of approximately 50 tourism professionals – members of Skål clubs in the USA, Germany, Belgium, and France - Nik Racic, world president of Skål International, celebrated the twinning of the Skål clubs of Paris and Philadelphia from … July 12, 2010
SKAL International Secretary Jim Power died in his sleep

SKAL International Secretary Jim Power died in his sleep

(eTN) - The Skål International secretary general, Mr. Jim Power, has died, according to sources close to him. The tourism luminary is said to have died in his sleep at his home in Torremolinos, Spain, on Saturday, June 12, 2010.The news comes as shock … June 14, 2010
President of Skal International wins

President of Skal International wins "academy" award

The president of Skål International, Nik Racic, received an IMEX "academy" award for Europe on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The award was presented to Nik by IMEX group cvhairman Ray Bloom during the IMEX Gala Dinner. In announcing the award, IMEX managing … May 31, 2010
Skål global president Nik Racic gives 20,000 euros to SOS Children’s Villages in Haiti

Skål global president Nik Racic gives 20,000 euros to SOS Children’s Villages in Haiti

FRANKFURT, Germany - On the occasion of IMEX – the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings, and events - in Frankfurt am Main, Nik Racic (Croatia), global president of the Skål International e. V. global tourism network, will be presenting … May 20, 2010
Skal Bangkok welcomes new president

Skal Bangkok welcomes new president

Skal International Bangkok recently held their annual general meeting and the “handing over of the chains” at the new Radisson Hotel on Sathorn Road. Pictured here is immediate past president Andrew Wood congratulating incoming president for 2010/11, … February 19, 2010
Skal Seattle and Skal Victoria BC form partnership

Skal Seattle and Skal Victoria BC form partnership

Two Pacific northwest travel clubs, SKAL International Seattle and SKAL International Victoria in British Columbia, have partnered to promote the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and client travel to the Pacific northwest. “We are working to increase … February 10, 2010
President of Skal Toronto inspired with the new year

President of Skal Toronto inspired with the new year

Frank Vismeg, president of Skål International, Toronto North for 2010, returned recently with fresh inspiration from the 70th Skål International World Congress, held in Budapest, Hungary. Thirty-one attendees from across Canada first met at the Canadian … January 13, 2010
Skal Asia holds first ever green conference in Bangkok

Skal Asia holds first ever green conference in Bangkok

The Skal Asia Mid-term Board Meeting was recently held at the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, between November 25-30, 2009. A variety of topics were discussed including the upcoming Skål Asian Area Congress in Cebu May 27-30, 2010. This was the first … December 15, 2009
Skal International and PATA join forces in Bangkok

Skal International and PATA join forces in Bangkok

SKAL International Bangkok and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held a joint Christmas Luncheon in Bangkok at the Dusit Thani Hotel on Tuesday, December 8. The event was attended by over 100 members and guests, among whom was the recently appointed … December 14, 2009
New executive committee elected at 70th Skål World Congress

New executive committee elected at 70th Skål World Congress

The new executive committee of Skål International elected on November 3, 2009 during the 70th Skål World Congress held in the magnificent city of Budapest, Hungary is as follows: Nik Racic (Croatia) president Tony Boyle (Australia) vice president, … November 9, 2009
Indian Federation of Travel Agents at home in Thailand

Indian Federation of Travel Agents at home in Thailand

The Travel Agents Federation of India held their annual convention in Chiang Mai on October 22-25, 2009. In a landmark tie-up between the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) and Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pradip Lulla, president of TAFI, and … October 26, 2009
World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

Skål International Asia joins in celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27, 2009. Celebrating diversity is this year’s World Tourism Day theme and coincides with Skål International president Hulya Aslantas’ presidential theme “Bridging the … September 22, 2009
SKAL networking evening at the Dream Hotel in Bangkok

SKAL networking evening at the Dream Hotel in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand – Members of SKAL International Bangkok pose with Mr. Martin Fabiano (fifth from left), resident manager of the Dream Hotel in Bangkok, on September 8, 2009. The SKAL club's monthly meeting was a networking evening held in the hotel's … September 18, 2009
Skal International world president Hulya Aslantas visits Bali to honor the largest Skal club in southeast Asia

Skal International world president Hulya Aslantas visits Bali to honor the largest Skal club in southeast Asia

BALI (eTN) – SKAL International president Hulya Aslantas visited Bali to honor Bali’s 150-member SKAL club as the largest club in southeast Asia. Skal is about “Doing Business among friends.” Skal International, with 20,000 members, is the … August 29, 2009
Skal proactive on Influenza A

Skal proactive on Influenza A

As Influenza A continues to be a challenge for mankind, Skål International has joined forces with Johnson Diversey to develop a website dedicated for Skål members and the tourism Industry with the latest information on the developments. The site, … August 6, 2009
Travel And Tourism Professionals

Travel And Tourism Professionals

SKÅL International Asian area president Mr. Gerry Perez announced the launch of their new website www.skal-asia.org. The new website is designed to be especially helpful to members and non-members alike and includes details of how and where to join … July 24, 2009
SKAL Bangkok meets in the Boulevard

SKAL Bangkok meets in the Boulevard

SKAL International Bangkok held its monthly luncheon meeting at the Amari Boulevard Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 5 on July 14, 2009. Featured speakers at the luncheon were Greg Duffell, president and CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Bruce … July 14, 2009
2009 Skål International Ecotourism Awards

2009 Skål International Ecotourism Awards

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 tourism industry from hoteliers to travel agents, to airlines, tourism media, tourism students, … June 19, 2009
SKÅL Asia – regional aspirations for the future

SKÅL Asia – regional aspirations for the future

The 38th SKÅL Asia Congress was successfully held in Incheon, Korea from May 21‐24, 2009 with over 100 international delegates, 150 local members, and VIPs, including SKÅL International president Hulya Aslantas. Under the theme of “SKÅL Present … May 27, 2009
Asian Area Congress

Asian Area Congress

Leaders in travel and tourism from Skal Asia have gathered in Incheon, Korea on 21-24 May for the 38th Asian Area Congress that took place at the Hyatt Regency, Incheon. The event was generously sponsored by the City of Incheon, Incheon Tourism Organization, … May 24, 2009
Entire Skål Phuket executive committee re-elected

Entire Skål Phuket executive committee re-elected

Skål International Phuket Members re-elected last Thursday the current executive committee for another 2-year term (2009-2011) at their March dinner event, which was held at the beautiful Ayara Hilltops in Surin. The entire committee of the season 2008/2009 … March 25, 2009
eTurboNews publisher honored at Skal luncheon at ITB

eTurboNews publisher honored at Skal luncheon at ITB

Skal members from more then 50 countries attended the traditional Skal luncheon, which was hosted by Skal International Berlin in connection with ITB, which just completed its final day on the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin (May 11-15). President Hulya … March 15, 2009
38th Skal Asian Area Congress to be held in Incheon, Korea, May 21-24, 2009

38th Skal Asian Area Congress to be held in Incheon, Korea, May 21-24, 2009

The 2009 Skal AA Congress will take place this year in Incheon, Korea, Thursday-Sunday, May 21-24, 2009. Incheon is located close to Seoul and has excellent air links. For full details of the congress and registration, please check the following site: … March 6, 2009
Skal International and UNEP sign MOU facilitating sustainability

Skal International and UNEP sign MOU facilitating sustainability

Skal International and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), following a series of meetings between representatives of UNEP and Skal International. The object of the memorandum is to provide a framework … February 23, 2009
SKAL International Bangkok holds 2009 Annual General Meeting

SKAL International Bangkok holds 2009 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of SKAL International Bangkok was recently held at the Montien Hotel, Bangkok. During the meeting president Andrew Wood outlined the past 12 months' activity and reported on the club's future plans. President Andrew also thanked … January 15, 2009
Skal organizes Albert Schmid Charity Challenge

Skal organizes Albert Schmid Charity Challenge

In early November of this year (2008), Skål International Los Angeles organized the fourth “Charity Challenge” for a group of 40 youth from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club of Metro Los Angles. The requirements for the selected youth were good … December 4, 2008
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 … November 26, 2008
Skal world president receives special award

Skal world president receives special award

The 11th Annual Skålite "Quality in Tourism" Awards were presented by the President of Skål International Istanbul, Kemal Ozyigit in the presence of the Deputy Governor of Istanbul, Director of Promotions of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, along … October 27, 2008
Executive Committee elected at 69th Skal World Congress

Executive Committee elected at 69th Skal World Congress

The new Executive Committee of Skål International was elected during the 69th Skål World Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan on October 14, 2008: Hulya Aslantas, President – Skål International Nic Racic, Senior Vice President Tony Boyle, Junior … October 16, 2008
69th Skal World Congress opens in Taipei, Taiwan

69th Skal World Congress opens in Taipei, Taiwan

The 7th Annual Skål International Ecotourism Awards were presented by the president of Skål International, Phillip Sims and vice president, Media and Public Relations, Hulya Aslantas in the presence of the Minister of Communication and Transportation … October 12, 2008
Taipei will host 69th Skal World Congress

Taipei will host 69th Skal World Congress

The 69th Skål World Congress will commence in Taipei, Taiwan on October 12, 2007 with a spectacular Get-together party at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, which includes the Chiang Kai Shek Museum. The official Opening Ceremony will be held at the … August 12, 2008



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