EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF SK�L INTERNATIONAL 2014-2015
 

President:

V. Salih Cene(Antalya, Turkey) - Tourism Consultant


 

Senior Vice President:

Nigel Pilkington (Auckland, New Zealand) - De la Mer Communications

PR & Communications/Business Affairs/Coordinator Membership 


 

Junior Vice President:

David Fisher(Nairobi, Kenya) - Maniago Travel & Cruises

Finances/Florimond Volckaert Fund/Sponsorship

Directors:

Lou Conkling (Louisville, U.S.A.) - Knights Travel

Statutes/Manuals


 

Rafael Millan (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico) - Brisas Hotel Collection

Membership Development & Young Sk�l (Americas)/Assistant to VP Finances


 

Susanna Saari (Turku, Finland) - Turku University Applied Sciences

Membership Development & Young Sk�l (Europe, Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa)


 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 
  

After a successful but exhausting congress, I returned home with flu and a tremendous responsibility on my shoulders. At first, I had mixed feelings, but now I feel the honour, pride, prestige, responsibility and the happiness of becoming the elected President of this great organisation.


SK�L INTERNATIONAL WORLD CONGRESS 2014 MEXICO CITY

Nearly 550 participants representing 156 Clubs attended a very successful 75th Sk�l International World Congress in Mexico City (Mexico) from 25 to 30 October 2014. The General Assembly of Clubs was held on Monday 27 October at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel where the reports on activities were presented and annual elections held. Read full report here

 

PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH AT OPENING CEREMONY

 

PHOTO GALLERY 

 

FLORIMOND VOLCKAERT FUND RAFFLE

For those Congress participants who purchased raffle tickets for the Florimond Volckaert Fund in Mexico City, there are several prizes which remain unclaimed. Check if you are a lucky winner here and if so, please scan your ticket and send it to yvonne.mansell@skal.org

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Deadline: 28 November 2014

FULL DETAILS 

2015 
Kenya Coast 18-23 October

2016 

Monaco 29 October-2 November

SK�L INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARDS

WINNERS 2014

During the Opening Ceremony of the 75th Sk�l World Congress held in Mexico City, Mrs. Karine Coulanges, International President of Sk�l International, presented the Sustainable Tourism awards to eight winners. Conducted with the help of Sealed Air's Diversey Care division, a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, the awards honour tourism initiatives that support environmental sustainability. Read full report

LETTER FROM DIVERSEY CARE TO SK�L MEMBERS 

 

Last week, we had the honour to attend your annual Congress in Mexico. We are writing to you to thank you for giving us this opportunity and for joining us in our commitment to sustainability including Creating Shared Value in the tourism and hospitality industry. Read more

 

SK�L AROUND THE WORLD

Sk�l International Ankara

Visit from International President Salih Cene 

Karine Coulanges was guest speaker At Miguel Aleman Foundation in Mexico City75 trees planted in Mexico City to commemorate 75th Sk�l International World Congress
 
Sk�l International Bogota
Visit of Sk�lleagues from Roma and Miami
 

Sk�l International Barcelona

Presented the Sk�l Barcelona Medal to Karine Coulanges 

Sk�l International Venezuela Launches its own Sk�l Boutique
Sk�l International Abuja
Hosted the Mexican Ambassador in Nigeria

 

Sk�l International Bucharest
Twins with Sk�l International Sofia

 

 

Sk�l International Kvarner

Members awarded for excellence in tourism at Croatian Tourism Congress 

Send the pictures of your Sk�l events, together with a text to  anamaria.vera@skal.org and we shall be pleased to publish these in the e-newsletter. 

New updates

 

Our job platform has a new feature: you can now always post 1 job or internship for free! It is a great advantage to post your job on this platform, since it attracts specifically students and professionals from our industry.
It
s a good moment to try the new platform. Take a look at the simple steps to post your job

Read more


 

 

NEW SK�L CLUB

 

 

Congratulations and welcome into the Sk�l Movement to Sk�l International Merida (559), Mexico, officially reactivated on 23 October 2014 with 18 members during the Sk�l World Congress. 

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIRS 

EIBTM BARCELONA|18-20 NOVEMBER 2014

Our Sk�lleagues from Barcelona and Gerona will be delighted to welcome all Sk�l members visiting EIBTM 2014 at the SK�L INTERNATIONAL STAND: E10. Sk�lleagues are most welcome to come to the cocktail which will be served every day from 12.30 to 13.00 hours at the stand. 

 

A new initiative launched for the Association Sector by EIBTM has garnered support from the industry across the world and attracted a global representation of Buyers who are now registered to attend EIBTM 2014. My Association | My Club was announced in the summer to give a more flexible option to an Association Planner's business and networking agenda at this year's event in Barcelona from 18-20 November. Read more



NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL BODIES   

IIPT - NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

 

FROM TRAVELLERS TO AMBASSADORS OF PEACE

With a mission to bring peace and sustainability, the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), believes in making each traveller an ambassador of peace. Their symposium next year will honour the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. IIPT's objectives also include swifter issuance of tourist visas between India and Pakistan.

 

World Health Organization (WHO) document on Travel and Transport risk assessment: Interim guidance for the public health authorities and the transport sector

 

ECPAT E-BULLETIN 

PEOPLE 

Luz Estela Mejia Benavides

 

It is with great sadness and regret that we learnt of the passing of our Dear Sk�lleague Luz Estela Mejia Benavides who was a long standing member of Sk�l International Tegucigalpa and was the International Sk�l Councillor for Honduras for many years. Sk�l was her life and Sk�l gave life to Luz. She brought happiness and friendship everywhere and she was an example of a Honduran who loved her country and a worthy citizen of the world. No doubt she will be missed and remembered by all her friends worldwide.

 

Rest in Peace Dear Luz.

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