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As I traveled to our Mid-Year meeting in Torremolinos, airports were packed with people rushing to gates, the excitement of travel in the air... Tourism is coming back! What a wonderful feeling that was and, Skål International was on the move!

Message from the President

After 120 days in office, I am happy to report that your Skål International Executive Committee is working hard and well in accomplishing the goals set for 2022 along with International Skål Council and Skål International HQ Team.

Message from the CEO

Winds of change and what will set the trend.
It is greatly satisfying to see how all travel restrictions are gradually being eliminated, which is very good news for our sector. 

Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2022
We are delighted to announce that the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2022 will open for applications on 1 March until 30 June 2022, once again with the collaboration of Biosphere. In addition, as of this year, we also have the participation of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Let's meet Asuman Tariman, International Councillor from Skål International Turkey and Vice President of Skål International Council:
"One of my dreams as a youngster was to promote my country to foreigners. 30 years of Skål membership helped me make my dreams come true. Today, I represent Turkey as an International Councillor voluntarily and with pleasure..."

Find out the latest news from our Skål International clubs of Cuzco or Goa, as well as Skål International Wellington in its 65 Anniversary. Let's also celebrate the twinning between New Jersey & Panama, and the formation of the new club in North Macedonia!

Discover also from Skål International Cape Town how the World Travel Market Africa 2022 took place, where Skål International participated with a stand.
"A total of 68 members visited the Skål International stand of which 85% of them will sign up as members at the different clubs in the next few days."

Skålleague of the Month
This month we highlight Alfred Merse, from Skål International Hobart, Australia, for his involvement and work with sustainable tourism. Let's find out more about him!
"It is an honour to be recognised as Skålleague of The Month in recognition of the work I am doing in sustainable tourism.
I am a proud member of the Skål Club of Hobart, one of the 2 clubs in the island State of Tasmania, Australia. Our membership currently sits at 89 members..."
Talented Skålleagues
Prof. Dr. Ruhet Genç, member of Skål International Istanbul, shares with us his academic work on Skål International, which he already presented at an International Tourism Conference in the USA and which was also published in a Scientific Journal of Tourism.
Skålleague José Koechlin, member of Skål International Lima, co-organiser of the exhibition ‘Machu Picchu et les Trésors du Pérou’ in Paris.
 
On 16 April, the international ‘Machu Picchu et les trésors du Pérou’ (‘Machu Picchu and the Treasures of Peru’) exhibition kicked off its European tour at the Cité d’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Palais de Chaillot) in Paris, France.

Obituary
Doyen Tourism Professional Mümtaz Göztepe, who has lived in Bodrum for many years and is one of the doyens of Turkish and regional tourism, passed away at the age of 77.

We are praying that his soul may rest in peace.

Skål International will increase its focus on Tourism Sustainability
Starting with the foundation of its globally recognized and annually presented Tourism Sustainability Awards, Skål International is moving to enhance its efforts in this critical area as a major commitment.

Don't miss this article by the Advocacy & Global Partnership, Sustainability Sub-Committee 2022.

Skål International for Ukrainians
Support the Skål International Aid Committee in their aid to the Ukrainian refugees! Click on the image to find out how you can help:
 Florimond Volckaert Fund
Nominations 2023
The deadline for receipt of candidatures for the positions of Skål International Director and Auditor/Deputy Auditor, as well as for the distinction of Membre d'Honneur is 30 June 2022.

For more information, contact Ana María Vera at the General Secretariat.
Membership Benefits
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Discover this new member benefit here!

RevTek Solutions is a specialized firm comprised of senior industry experts with decades of experience building high-performing teams and delivering enterprise solutions for a broad cross-section of the Federal Government and private sector.
Membership Classifications
In order to assist you in recruiting members and to keep you up to date with all the membership classifications that qualify members to join Skål International, in this edition we would like to remind you of those in the Specialised Tourism Services Group.
Welcome to our 243 new members who joined the organisation during the month of April! A special mention to the newly formed Skål International club in North Macedonia, welcome to the Skål Movement!

Remember that you can network with each other through the Global Database that is accessible from the Skål website. If assistance is needed to login, just email our HelpDesk.

Daniela Otero
CEO Skål International
Skål International World Congress 2022
The Skål International World Congress 2022 will be held in Croatia from 13-18 October in the beautiful Kvarner region. Have you registered yet?

Please visit skalworldcongress2022.com to discover the programme and excursions that Skål International Kvarner has prepared!
Skål International Paris 90 Anniversary
2022 Summer Promotion

Register before you stay!
Best Western Rewards® members who register and stay between June 6, 2022 - September 4, 2022 at any Best Western® branded hotel in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean will get one Free Night Award (Max 1).  

Best Western award (Only redeemable Sun-Thurs beginning September 5, 2022 | Awards expire Feb. 16, 2023).*
Natalia Bóveda presented the Costa del Sol destination during the Mid-Year meeting of Skål International, which took place in Torremolinos, Málaga, from 27-29 April. Burcin Turkkan.Skål International President, talked to her about the Costa del Sol's great tourism offer, introducing all Skålleagues to the great attractions of this destination in the south of Spain.
Future skills needs
rebuilding tourism and hospitality, better together.
 
Together, the leading associations within the tourism and hospitality industries are conducting research that will provide valuable insights into the future skills needs of the industry.
The responses collected will be used to inform the training and education sectors of the industry, and to provide insights into current industry thinking on professional development. This is one of the most comprehensive surveys undertaken and will help to address the current skills crisis and improve recruitment and retention in the hospitality industry.
 
Your input is essential in helping us shape the future of the hospitality industry, so please assist us by providing your views.
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Director PR, Communications & Social Media
Skål International
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