Sent to: Skål International Members

25 November 2022

Notes from the Editor

Our goal for the upcoming year is to improve the communication tools available and increase their effectiveness and value add to our members.

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Message from the President

It’s a cliché to say this but I will still say it – I really cannot believe how time went by so fast! 

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Our photo contest has already closed the deadline for submissions with 50 entrants. Next month, in the Tourism Now edition we will discover the 10 wonderful destinations captured by our members, selected by the Skål International Media & PR Committee Committee.

Thank you all for participating!

We have organized a new silent auction for the Florimond Volckaert Fund (FVF). You have until December 15 at 8:00h (EST) to participate. You can't miss it! All the information below:

FVF Silent Auction information


Download now #SkalApp, the Skål International app for members.

Skål International, always with you from your mobile!

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Meet the heart of Skål International

Effective Communication

Every day we post on our social media with the desire to impact our followers, highlight our company or interact with the online community. But are we really doing it right? Considering that social media are a real opportunity to connect with my audience, we must take proper care of the content we publish.

In this occasion we will give you some quick tips for using hashtags. What do you know about them?

Committees Workshops Presentations

We are sharing with you the presentations done by several Committees during the Croatia Skål International World Congress:

Advocacy & Global Partnerships


Training & Education


Media & Public Relations


Membership Development


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New Governance Transition Committee

During the Skål International Executive Board meeting on November 15, 2022, the New Governance Transition Committee was created. This Committee will follow the proposed 12 months agenda to assist the 2023 Executive Board and the Skål International Headquarters to secure a smooth transition with proper preparation of necessary coordination and training needed by lubs, National & Area Committees worldwide.

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Skål International World Congress in Kvarner Region was our dream…

& the dream came true.

The Skål International World Congress (SIWC) in Kvarner region was the dream of our club Skål International Kvarner for so many years.

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Irena Persic Zivadinov

International Skål Councillor Croatia & Director of Kvarner Region Tourist Board.

Discover the new Skål International club of Jaipur (India), as well as the activities of Skål International London (Canada), Goa and London UK.

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Skålleague of the Month

In this occasion we highlight Skål International Roma President, Luigi Sciarra, proud skålleague

"My primary commitment is to bring the Skål association and my club to be present wherever Tourism is concerned: talking with operators in order to make the Skål International family great, and looking for new young managers because we have to think of our future".

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It is with immense sadness that Skål International learnt of the death of two skålleagues recently:

Ivo Nekvapil

A proud and long-time Skålleague, Ivo served as President of Skål International Kuala Lumpur for twelve years.

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Somer Ozkok

Somer was a former Director and Membre d’Honneur of Skål International.

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Skål International Sustainability Kit

The Skål International Advocacy & Global Partnerships Sub Committee (AGP) has prepared the following manual for all members. Together, we can make Sustainability a Skål International global movement!


We share with you some reminders that will make your experience with Skål International more valuable and enriching.

The Skål International brand grows by working together!

Membership Benefits

Remember to check the Members Benefits section (login required) on our website for a complete list of benefits!

Access now to our Benefit Finder tool where you can search by activity, date or country to find the offer that best suits your needs!

Skål International Benefit Finder

We are delighted to welcome 202 new members (145 Active and 57 Young Skål) who have joined the Skål International Movement since our last October Newsletter!

We continue to grow and expand to new regions and countries with our option for individual membership, such as the Kelowna area in Canada, Sharjah in United Arab Emirates and Aruba.

Meet their companies classified by industry sectors and remember that you can take benefit of using the Skål Global Database, which can be accessed through the website to network and ‘Do business among friends’.

If assistance is needed to login, just email our HelpDesk.

Download the list of new members
Pre-registration contest to World Congress 2023
Rates and more info about World Congress 2023

Area Congresses


(Latin America)

19-23 April 2023

Santa Cruz, Bolivia


(North America)

4-7 May 2023

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

More info


1-3 June 2023

Bali, Indonesia

Book now


Fall 2023

(Dates and place to be confirmed)

Event planning: how to build meaningful online events

Henry Hall, Head of Business Development at CrowdComms, will present a Knowledge Programme session at IBTM World titled ‘Events and the carbon footprint conundrum’, delving into the world of hybrid events in an interactive session packed with exclusive insight and tangible examples, aimed at informing the choices of event planners.

Here, Henry discusses how online events have evolved, how to make online events meaningful, and what events of the future might look like.

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Visit the Skål International stand at IBTM 2022

We are pleased to invite you to visit us at the Skål stand during the event. We will be at your disposal from November 29 to December 1st in hall G at stand number 78. To obtain accreditations, you must contact the trade fair organizers directly, or register online.

Contact person to make appointments or send inquiries:

José Luis Quintero

International Councillor, Skål International Spain

Mobile: +34 609 411 813

WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards entries are open

Africa Travel Week is calling all sustainability champions, changemakers, movers, and shakers to enter the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards 2023 as applications are now open for entries. This is your chance to be recognised as a leader in responsible tourism and to put your company on the world map.

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Big return for IMEX America

Post-show figures released

"While last year’s show was the celebratory ‘coming back together’ the industry craved, this October’s edition was the business-fuelled ‘bounce-back’ we’ve all been waiting for".

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Get Up To 20,000 Bonus Points After You Stay 4 Separate Times!

Register before you Stay!

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Skål Now, October 2022
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Tourism Now. Skål International Magazine

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We want to improve!

Please do not hesitate to contact with any questions or suggestions for new editions of Skål Now. Thank you for your interest.


Annette Cardenas

Director PR, Communications & Social Media

Skål International

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