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21 March 2024


Ethnic and cultural diversity enriches us as a society and gives meaning to tourism. To highlight its importance, Presidents of Skål International Clubs from different countries reflect on the question

"What does cultural and ethnic diversity mean to you within Skål International and your Club?

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We are pleased to share a summary of the goals outlined for each portfolio for the year 2024.

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Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards

For sixth consecutive year, Skål International is partnering with Biosphere© and the Responsible Tourism Institute.

Call for entries: 1 April - 30 June 2024.

Entries must be endorsed by a Skål International club or National Committee to qualify for participation.

Application form
Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards information
The importance of the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards

By José Luis Quintero, Director Sustainable Tourism & Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards.

Skål International Aid Fund update

Once the aid campaign for the Ukraine fund, initiated at the onset of the armed conflict, concluded, the remaining small balance was allocated to support the relief fund initiated after the devastating hurricane that struck Acapulco a few months ago.


Skål International Acapulco has decided to direct the raised funds in the amount of Euros 4.505,84 to support two retired members who incurred significant losses and two members with their own businesses that suffered severe damage to their homes and establishments, which are currently closed.


Once the necessary payments are made, the bank account associated with this campaign will be closed.

We are pleased to announce an online training course, available to all Skål International members, in collaboration with ECPAT.

More info and access to the training here.

Our organisation is made up of people and it is our collective duty to take care of them. That is why we encourage you to participate in the two programmes that Skål International has available to its members, the Florimond Volckaert Fund and the Skål International Membership Development Fund.

Florimond Volckaert Fund Donation
Membership Development Fund Donation

Remember to donate to the funds to be eligible for Skål Club of The Year Award!

Find out more about each fund in the articles below:

Skål International Florimond Volckaert Fund

"In times of hardship, it’s the support of a community that can make all the difference. The Florimond Volckaert Fund (FVF) stands as a beacon of hope and solidarity, providing tangible benefits to our members when they need it most. Established with the noble intention of aiding those facing financial or personal challenges, this fund embodies the essence of compassion and support within our community."

Kevin Rautenbach

Skål International Director Training & Education & Florimond Volckaert Fund Awareness 

Read the full article at the link below:

The impact of donating to the Florimond Volckaert Fund

Skål International Membership Development Fund

"As Skål International continues to connect and empower travel industry leaders worldwide, ensuring a robust and diverse membership base is critical. This is where the Membership Development Fund (MDF) plays a vital role."

Asuman Tariman

Skål International Director Membership (Development & Retention), Membership Development Fund and Young Skål

Read the full article at the link below:

The Future of Skål International: Growing our members

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) enters a new era today with a new name and brand: UN Tourism.

With this new brand reaffirms its status as the United Nations specialized agency for tourism and the global leader of tourism for development, driving social and economic change to ensure that “people and planet” are always center stage. More info here.

UNWTO Becomes “UN Tourism” to Mark A New Era for Global Sector

Skål International World Congress 2024, Izmir

The 83rd Skål International World Congress, which will be held from 16 to 21 October 2024, will take place in Izmir (Türkiye), a popular destination for visitors with its historical and cultural riches, magnificent coastline, and modern infrastructure.

More info about Skål International World Congress 2024 in Izmir, here

Skål International Area Congresses 2024

Skål International Latin America

24-28 April 2024

Santa Fe-Paraná, Argentina 


Skål International North America

2-5 May 2024

Winnipeg, Canada



Skål International Asia

23-26 May 2024


Contact here

FITUR has closed its 2024 edition with excellent attendance figures with more than 250,000 professional and general public visitors.

FITUR has been bigger, more powerful, more diverse and with more representation, consolidating its global influence with 152 countries and 96 official representations of countries.

Fitur 2024 Press Release
Limelight Gaycations: The emerging trend in LGBTQ+ travel

WTM Africa visitor registration promotion 

The Countdown has begun, in less than 2 months WTM Africa 2024 unfolds in Cape Town. Brace yourself for a thrilling week of networking, business prospects, and deep dives into the latest travel trends.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or stepping into the industry, this is your prime avenue to success.

Buyers' Club and Visitor Registrations are still open. Mark your calendars and join us from April 10th to 12th, 2024, at the CTICC in Cape Town. Don't miss out! 

Buyer Application - Africa Travel Week

Trade Visitor Application - Africa Travel Week

Skål International at WTM Africa. Join us!

IMEX Frankfurt 2024: One decision that can transform your business today

If you’re hesitating to register for IMEX because your mind says you’re too busy, think again. That chatty voice we all have in our heads frequently tells us it knows best but that’s not always the case! 

Registration for IMEX Frankfurt is fast, and free. Although we want you to register AND turn up, you can cancel at any time without penalty so you’ve nothing to lose by registering today and marking 14 – 16 May in your diary right now. 

If you genuinely can't be there, please pass this email invite on. We’re on a mission to bring the global events community together to do business, learn and drive positive change. Your help in spreading the word to younger event profs or people who are new to our industry makes an important difference. Register free today.

‘An efficient and enjoyable experience from start to finish’: IMEX Frankfurt responds with intention to the industry’s new needs

Please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] with any questions or suggestions for new editions. Thank you for our interest.

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