Notes from the Editor
Hello Everyone,
 
As the Northern Hemisphere moves into their Autumn season, the Southern Hemisphere says hello to our gorgeous Spring time!

This month’s Message from the CEO, Daniela Otero, emphasizes the necessity of Digital Transformation in the Tourism Sector where it no longer is an option but the only way forward. Skål International needs to have the necessary tools to move our organization to the next level and her article tells us why.
Message from the CEO
This year the World Tourism Day’s official celebration will be held in Budapest, Hungary. Under the theme of “Tourism and Digital Transformation”, it will be held from the 26 th to 28 th of September and there will be many varied activities around this theme.

The General Secretary of the UNWTO, Zurab Pololikashvili, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Commerce of Hungry, Péter Szijjártó, have worked together in order that the issue of Digital Transformation (DT) be debated at the highest level.
79th Skål International World Congress
MOMBASA, KENYA |17-21 October 2018
Time is Ticking! Register today
VISAS
Get your Visa for the Skål World Congress through the dedicated E-Visa portal website. Visas are approved on a real-time basis.
2020 Skål International World Congress  
Kvarner (Croatia) and Lugano (Switzerland) Candidate sites bidding to host the 2020 Skål International World Congress. The voting will be held, and the winner announced during the Annual General Assembly of Skål Club Delegates on Friday 19 October 2018 in Mombasa.
Fundraising events in Mombasa
The Skål World Congress in Mombasa is approaching and Skål International will hold a raffle and a silent auction to benefit the Florimond Volckaert Fund and the Membership Development Fund respectively.

We appeal to your generosity to supply us with vouchers/prizes for the success of both fundraising campaigns and any suitable item you could donate to us would be much appreciated. 
How to donate your raffle and/or silent auction prizes: 

 
Save the dates
Skål International Dublin 
To all Skålleagues around the world
Join us to celebrate our 70 th Anniversary on Friday 5 October 2018
Aviation & Tourism Football Challenge World Series
Invitation to all Skål members
31.10-03.11.18 | Mombasa, Kenya 
Skål International Roma
9 October 2018 | Rimini, Italy
Invitation to all Skålleagues to the Hospitality Day
Support Skål International India in rebuilding Kerala
We are Down, but not Out.
Our land has been ravaged; Our people are in shock. Our life and dreams have been hit, but in spirits we are recharged. We have seen lives and property vanish before our very eyes.
Trade Shows
PATA Travel Mart, Langkawi, Malaysia 
12-14 September 2018
Skål International will have a booth at PATA Travel Mart 2018, #C08, that Skål members can use as a meeting point for business.
17-19 October 2018
Skål International will proudly be represented at Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show ITB Asia.
16-18 october 2018
Skålleagues attending America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events IMEX America are most welcome to visit the Skål International stand #D852. 
Panorama World Festival
Stockholm, Sweden
16-17 February 2019
WTM London
5-7 November 2018 
Are you going to WTM London? Then, do not miss the chance to meet members from Skål International London at stand #EU555. 
For information on other national congresses and local events, please visit www.skal.org
Skål around the World
Skål International Australia
Skål International Guanajuato
Skål International Guanajuato
Skål International Kansas City
Skål International Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit
Skål International Queretaro
Skål International Puerto Rico
Send the pictures of your Skål events, together with a text (subject to editing) to anamaria.vera@skal.org and we shall be pleased to publish these in the e-newsletter. 
Obituary
Frank J Clark OAM, Skål International Sydney North
It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Frank Clark on the 9th August 2018.
Our beloved Skålleague joined Skål in 1987 and will be remembered for his charming personality, friendship, generosity and witty limericks.
Sustainable Tourism Awards 2018
A total of 62 entries from 31 countries are this year competing to win the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards.
News From Our Sponsors & Partners
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Official Supported Events
Skål Boutique
New gold-plated Presidential Chain on Sale

Chain with links to be engraved
Medallion size: 10cm x 9 cm
Delivery time: one month approx
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