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1 June 2023

Get Ready for an unforgettable Skål International World Congress 2023 in Málaga - Costa del Sol!

We are delighted to announce that the Skål International World Congress 2023 will be held in the beautiful city of Málaga, Spain, from 1 to 5 November 2023.

This is your chance to connect with fellow tourism professionals from around the world and share insights and experiences. With a diverse programme of events and activities, you will leave the Congress feeling inspired and invigorated.


Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey as we gather for this prestigious event. The preliminary programme promises a rich and diverse experience.

Skål International World Congress 2023

Preliminary Programme

1 November 2023

Arrival of Congress participants

Get-Together Party

2 November 2023

Opening Ceremony


Cultural & Social programme (including dinner)

3 November 2023

Annual General Assembly of Skål Club Delegates


Excursion for accompanying person included in programme

Dine Around or evening at leisure

4 November 2023

Global Market Place & Trade Fair / Workshops & Travel Forum


President’s Gala Dinner

5 November 2023

Departure of Congress participants or Post - Congress Tours

In addition:

  • The Skål International Executive Board will meet on 30-31 October and 5 November 2023.
  • The International Skål Council meetings are scheduled for 31 October and 1 November 2023, allowing International Skål Councillors to book their Council package through the Congress website.
  • Further highlights of the Congress include the Past Presidents' Meeting and Dinner on 2 November 2023.


The Congress website, which will provide online registration for the Congress and Pre-& Post-tours, will be available shortly.

Congress Packages

We offer a range of Congress Packages to suit diverse preferences:

  • Deluxe Single at Hotel Barceló Málaga: Euros 1,925
  • Deluxe Double at Hotel Barceló Málaga: Euros 3,130

  • First Class Single at Hotel Ilunion Málaga: Euros 1,780
  • First Class Double at Hotel Ilunion Málaga: Euros 2,920

  • Congress Only (without accomodation): Euros 900

  • International Skål Council Package - single: Euros 850
  • International Skål Council Package - double: Euros 1,220

The following services are included:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights with breakfast at the hotel, all taxes included
  • 3 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • Coffee-breaks
  • Information desk in all hotels
  • Attendance to the Opening Ceremony, Cultural and Social programme, Annual General Assembly, Dine Around, Global Market Place & Trade Fair, Workshops and Travel Forum, President’s Gala Dinner
  • Excursion to Mijas for those not attending the Annual General Assembly

Not included:

  • Airport’ transfers to/from hotel. The airport is Málaga-Costa del Sol.
  • Transfers are not included in the prices, although congress participants will have the possibility to book private transfers through the Congress website when available. 

Congress Hotels

The World Congress 2023 hotels are:

Hotel Barceló Málaga**** Sup (Headquarters hotel)

This hotel is in the city of Málaga. It is located in a privileged environment, next to the Vialia station and a shopping center. 5 minutes away you can enjoy a beach. It is located 10 minutes walk from the city center. This hotel has 221 rooms.

This hotel is ideal for business or vacation tourism. Clients have at their disposal a large room where they can hold conferences, a restaurant and a wine cellar. The modern rooms have air conditioning, pillow menu, satellite TV and bathroom with hydromassage.

Hotel Ilunion Málaga****

The hotel is in the center of Málaga, about a 5-minute drive from Málaga Cathedral and the Picasso Museum Malaga. About 1.9 kilometers away is the port of Málaga and 2.9 km from La Alcazaba.

Part of the facilities of the establishment are an indoor pool, a sauna and a gym. Other services are Wi-Fi service without paying an additional charge, souvenir shop, facilities for wedding celebrations, a business center, dry cleaning, reception, conference center and parking with extra charge.

Customers have at their disposal 179 rooms with flat screen TV, wireless internet at no additional charge, bathroom with shower, bathtub, toiletries at no additional charge, bidet, safe, desk and direct dial telephone. It also has a bar, room service and English breakfast for direct payment. 

But that's not all! We have exciting news to share with you. The chosen dates of the Skål International World Congress 2023 have been strategically aligned with World Travel Market London, which will take place immediately after our Congress. This remarkable coincidence will allow you to extend your journey and maximize your business opportunities as you participate in both events.


Stay tuned for updates on the Congress website, where you will be able to register to the Congress and the Pre & Post tour options.

Pre & Post Congress Tours

Pre - Congress Tour

Discover the Riches of Andalusia with our Pre-Congress Tour, 24 to 29 October 2023!

Day 1: 24 October 2023

Málaga - Ronda - Gibraltar - Seville

Departure at 08:30 in the morning from the chosen point (to be determined). Travel through the romantic landscape of the Serranía de Ronda to the town of Ronda, spectacularly situated on a rocky plateau. Here we will visit the historic center with a visit to the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor, the house of Don Bosco and the oldest bullring in Spain.

Continuation to Gibraltar. Border crossing and cliffs tour in minibuses with a stop at the Barbary Macaque Monkey Reserve to the viewpoint from which, weather permitting, you can see as far as Africa.

Continuation to Jerez, the capital of wine. Visit a well-known Sherry bodega. After a walk through the bodega's barrel forest, you can enjoy a tasting of different types of sherry. Finally, arrival in Seville. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 2: 25 October 2023


Today you will get to know the lively capital of Andalusia. After a panoramic tour of the Expo 92 site, you will visit the beautiful Parque de María Luisa and, of course, the district of Sta. Cruz with the Alcazar Royal Palace and the third largest cathedral in the world.

Idyllic patios, flower-filled streets, and impossibly narrow streets are just another part of this city's splendor. The afternoon is free to explore the beauty of Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.


Day 3: 26 October 2023

Cordoba - Granada

Today we will pass through beautiful olive groves to Cordoba. Arrival to Córdoba. The highlight of today's visit is undoubtedly the Mosque-Cathedral, one of the symbols of Islamic architecture, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Then we will walk through the Jewish quarter and visit the Synagogue from the Middle Ages. In the afternoon we will continue to Granada, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 4: 27 October 2023


Visit to the Alhambra, the world-famous Moorish palace complex, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

In the afternoon, we will walk through the old Moorish quarter of Albayzin and enjoy the beautiful view of the Alhambra with Sierra Nevada at the bottom. In the evening, opportunity to experience a flamenco show (optional). Dinner and accommodation in Granada.


Day 5: 28 October 2023

Granada - Frigiliana - Málaga

After breakfast, we will travel through the Alpujarra mountains to the Costa Tropical. We will visit the white town of Frigiliana, one of the most beautiful in Andalusia. Then continue to Malaga. We will take a panoramic tour to the Gibralfaro Fortress, we will pass through the City Park, the Port, the Paseo del Limonar and the Plaza de la Merced, where the birthplace of Pablo Picasso is located.

Then free time to do your last shopping. We recommend art lovers to visit the Picasso Museum, where you can admire more than 200 works from the artist's private collection. Dinner and hotel accommodation in Málaga.


Day 6: 29 October 2023

Costa del Sol – World Congress

Breakfast and free morning in Málaga.

Around 2:00 p.m. transfer to the Congress Venue hotel for registration and accreditations.

Note: Extra nights can be booked at the host hotel or others.


Pre-Congress Tour rates

Package Double: Euros 1,570

Package Single: Euros 1,010


Services included:

  • 2 x overnight stays at the 4* Hotel in Seville.
  • 2 x overnight stays at the 4* Hotel in Granada.
  • 1 night accommodation in a 4* hotel in Málaga.
  • 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners.
  • Travel by bus as described in an air-conditioned coach.
  • Gibraltar city tour.
  • Visit to a sherry cellar and sherry tasting.
  • Accompanying guide in English
  • English-speaking city guides in Ronda, Granada, Córdoba and Seville.
  • Sightseeing visits with all tickets according to the program.
  • Tickets to the Alhambra (Generalife, Carlos V Palace and Nasrid Palaces).
  • Headset system for visitors.

Post - Congress Tour

Unveil the Mystique of Morocco's Imperial Cities on our Post-Congress Tour, 5 to 9 November 2023!


Day 1: 5 November 2023

Costa del Sol - Tarifa - Tangier - Rabat - Casablanca

07:00 Departure along the Costa del Sol to Tarifa. Boarding the ferry for a short and interesting crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar bound for Africa. Arrival in Tangier, disembarkation, customs formalities and continuation by coach southbound via Larache to Rabat, diplomatic and administrative capital, official residence of King Mohamed VI.

Visit of the most important places in the city; exterior of the Royal Palace, Mausoleum of Mohamed V, and the unfinished Hassan Tower, all important examples of Almohad architecture. Next, we will continue our trip to Casablanca, the industrial and economic capital and the most populated in the kingdom. Leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.


Day 2: 6 November 2023 Casablanca - Marrakech


Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic tour of the most interesting sectors of the city, Anfa boulevard, Nations Square, residential areas and from the outside the great Hassan II Mosque.

Departure to Marrakech.

Marrakech capital of the South, located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the pre-desert zone. Visit of the city including the Koutoubia Tower, twin of La Giralda in Seville, Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace, walk through the medina and souks and through the magical Jma El Fna square, full of fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers, it all makes the city center an open-air theater that requires audience participation.

Don't forget your camera. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optionally dinner and show at “Fantasia Chez Ali”. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 3: 7 November 2023 Marrakech - Meknes - Fes

Breakfast and early departure towards the also Imperial City of Meknes, where we visit the Walls of Bab el Mansour and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, the only mosque in all of Morocco where access is allowed to non-Muslims. Finally, arrival in Fez. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 4: 8 November 2023


Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the oldest and most monumental of the Imperial Cities, visiting the most interesting places: the 7 gates of the Royal Palace, the Jewish Quarter or Mellah, the Bab Bou Jelous Gate and a walk through its grandiose Medina or ancient city, a World Heritage Site.

Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Optional dinner with show. 

Day 5: 9 November 2023

Fes - Tarifa - Costa del Sol

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to Tangier. Transfer to the port to board the ferry, through the Strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Continuation to the Costa del Sol.

Upon arrival, accommodation in a hotel on the Costa del Sol. End of the tour.


Post-Congress Tour rates

Package Double: Euros 1,430

Package Single: Euros 900


Services included:

  • Departure by coach from the Costa del Sol.
  • Guided tours in Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes and Fez.
  • Bilingual escort guide assistance during the circuit (Spanish and English).
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach.
  • 5 nights of 4* accommodation.
  • Daily breakfast and 4 dinners.

Note: A minimum of 15 participants is required to maintain the published rates.

We are excited to welcome you to Málaga Costa del Sol, where warm hospitality and unforgettable experiences await.

Best regards,

Skål International World Congress

Málaga - Costa del Sol 2023 Team

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