Vision Statement: Be a Trusted Voice in Travel and Tourism.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 
 
In light of the Secretary General position being vacant, the Executive Committee has agreed that it is timely to review the organisation structure. To this end a full day seminar/brainstorming session was held in Istanbul to discuss where our organisation would like to be in 2020 using the current Operational Plan, Task Force Plan and Road Map as a starting point.  

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WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP MEAN IN TODAY'S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT?

Sk�l was founded in 1934 by a desire for friends and business colleagues in the travel industry to keep in touch and share experiences.

 

Over the intervening 80 years little changed, however as we settle into the 21st Century the changes in the way we communicate and the globalisation of the travel & tourism industry have impacted on the nature of association membership. All membership organisations - not just Sk�l. Read more

 

SK�L WORLD CONGRESS

MEXICO CITY

25-30 OCTOBER 2014 

 

  • Online registration here!
  • Registration fees here!
  • Pre & Post-Tours now available here!
Full information on the Congress can be found at
 
SPECIAL OFFER

MAYFLOWER TOURS WOULD LIKE TO OFFER SK�L MEMBERS A SPECIAL OFFER TO JOIN US ON THE LEGENDARY BLUE DANUBE RIVER CRUISE - 29 SEPTEMBER-9 OCTOBER 2014, INCLUDING TWO NIGHTS IN PRAGUE. Read more

 

 
SK�L POSITIONING PAPER: 


GENERAL SECRETARIAT & OFFICE ADMINISTRATION


Use this Directory as a reference for whom to contact at the General Secretariat.

 

YOUNG SK�L SYMPOSIUM

BUCHAREST 

ROMANIA

24-27 APRIL 2014

Young Sk�l Bucharest has worked hard to put together a very attractive programme for the upcoming Young Sk�l Symposium in Bucharest. There is an updated programme and new prices, which have been reduced to a very attractive rate. 

Young Sk�l is our future and we will discuss with the participants in Bucharest what their expectations are and how they see Sk�l evolving between now and 2020.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SK�L CLUBS WHICH CELEBRATED THE ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR FOUNDATION IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH.

 

View list here

SK�L INTERNATIONAL TOKYO 
CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION AT IMPERIAL HOTEL ON 16 APRIL 2014 
 
SK�L AROUND THE WORLD


Travel with the President
Sydney |  Brisbane

Executive Committee meeting Turkey

Sk�l International
stand at ITB Berlin

Sk�l President 2005   
Story by Matanyah Hecht

Sk�l International 
Louisville
at the Evan Williams Experience

Sk�l International Orlando donates $8,000 to Perry Pavilion

Possible formation
of a Sk�l Club in Bhutan 

Sk�l International Broome fundraiser for the Philippines victims

 

PEOPLE

We were sorry to hear that our dear friend Hugo Stumpf, who was International Councillor for Sk�l International Portugal passed away on Thursday 27 March.

 

On behalf of the Executive Committee of Sk�l International, the International Sk�l Council, the General Secretariat and all Sk�lleagues worldwide, we send our sincere condolences to Hugo's family and to the members of Sk�l International Algarve and Portugal.

 

Hugo, may you rest in peace.



NEW SK�L WEBSITE 

 

As previously the site is divided into two sections: the "public" face of Sk�l which is accessible to everyone and the Members Area that carries the database, legal documents and members' benefits, etc. Read more

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

 

Through the Sk�l website members can view the current offers made by fellow Sk�lleagues and/or create their own benefit in three steps.

  1. Access the Get the Benefits section on www.skal.org
  2. Click on View Current Offers or Create a Benefit
  3. Log in - USER NAME (family name) Password (membership number if you have not changed it)

We encourage you to use this section and to find new travel benefits for Sk�l members.


Mission Statement: Through our leadership, professionalism and friendship, work together to enhance our Vision, maximise networking opportunities and develop a Responsible Tourism Industry.


SK�L MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION 2013-2014

 

A printed version of the Sk�l Magazine Special Edition was sent out to all Sk�l members at the end of February. We hope you will enjoy this collectors' edition with better quality paper, more pages and special content, including many advertisements.

 

 

Take advantage of being a Sk�l member and use the Sk�l Magazine to get your company, region, country, etc. known worldwide.

 

2014 Advertising rates

 

Contact:  anamaria.vera@skal.org 

 

DEADLINE FOR PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR AND AUDITOR OF SK�L INTERNATIONAL: 15 APRIL 2014

Full information here

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS AND INTERNATIONAL BODIES 

 

Soap for Hope Joint CSR with the Hospitality Industry - by Diversey Care.

 

This new initiative is based on the simple idea that used soap collected from the hotels can be recycled into fresh soap bars and distributed to underprivileged local communities. Read full article.

 

IIPT E-Newsletter   |  ECPAT e-BULLETIN


WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA 2014

CAPE TOWN (SOUTH AFRICA) 2-3 MAY 2014

Sk�l International will have a stand for the first time at WTM AFRICA. Full details will be available shortly.

IMEX FRANKFURT | GERMANY
20-22 MAY 2014

This year again Sk�l International will have a stand at IMEX FRANKFURT. The breakfast will again be held jointly with the German Convention Bureau at the Germany stand on 22 May from 8.30am-10.00am. Full details will be available shortly.

ALL OF TOMORROW'S MEETING TRENDS UNDER ONE ROOF AT IMEX 2014

IMEX is where it all happens for the meetings industry - it's the innovative exhibition that brings the global market together for three ground-breaking days. With exciting new technology, suppliers, destinations and learning every year, IMEX will keep you at the forefront of the MICE market. Read more

IMEX Group announces growth in partnerships 

The IMEX Group, organiser of two global trade shows for the meetings, incentive travel and events industry, has announced a number of new association partnerships together with several added-value developments to existing agreements. Read more














 Editor: Nigel Pilkington, Director PR & Communications

 

Production: Ana Maria Vera, General Secretariat 

Design: Esther Romero, General Secretariat