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31 October 2022

Notes from the Editor

And the day finally came – we met again – what a wonderful feeling to see and hug old friends, hear first hand their stories and sharing ours... a great combination for a successful World Congress after a two year impasse.

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Message from the President

Like many of you who were at our 81st Skål International World Congress in Croatia, I too left Croatia with my heart full! 

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Save the date

 Are you ready to share your best images with your Skålleagues around the world? Participate in the Skål International Photography Contest!

Please submit your best pictures taken in 2022 by 20 November here!

Our Communication Committee will select the 10 best pictures to be published in our December issue of Tourism Now.

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Skål International Photography Contest

In this issue we focus on the 2022 Skål International World Congress, recently held in Croatia. Following the election results, we welcome the 2023 Skål International Executive Committee, International Skål Council Board and Auditors. We also bring you all the Recognitions and Awards given during the congress as well as the Twinnings made.

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Skål International Auditors 2023


Senior Auditor

Carlos Banks



Katarina Hauptfeld


Deputy Auditor

Denis Smith


International Skål Council 2023



Julie Dabaly Scott


Senior Vice President

Asuman Tariman


Vice President

Ilkka Joukanen



Bimbo Durosinmi-Etti


2022 Skål International World Congress' Awards
Committees’ Workshops during Skål International World Congress
Skål International Cusco, Pretoria & Taipei Twinning
Skål International Cusco twins with the Mexican clubs of Acapulco, Mexico City and Riviera Maya
Photo Gallery from the Skål International World Congress 2022
Pre-registration contest to World Congress 2023
Rates and more info about World Congress 2023

International Skål Council Annual Meeting 12 and 13 October 2022 held in Opatija, Croatia.

The Skål International Councillors (ISC) held our first in person Annual Meeting after 3 years ahead of the Skål International World Congress on 12 October and a joint International Skål Council and Executive Board meeting on 13 October at the Ambassador hotel in Opatija Croatia.

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A new Governance Plan proposed for the organization was approved by the Skål International clubs’ delegates, which culminates successfully and paves the way to begin the transition to a new era for the largest tourism organization. 

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Discover the new Skål International clubs of Campeche (Mexico) and Cape West Coast (South Africa), as well as the activities of Skål International Côte d'Azur, Goa, London, Miami, Sao Paolo and Zagreb.

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Skålleague of the Year

In this occasion we highlight Skål International India President Carlisle Vaz (Bombay), distinguished with the Skålleague of the Year Award by President Burcin Turkkan during Croatia World Congress.

"Carl has started three new clubs in one year and has increased membership numbers making Skål International India the largest National Committee in the organization.

He has been involved in Committees with active participation and project work for Child Trafficking Representing Skål International´s mission in every professional platform successfully."

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It is with immense sadness that Skål International learnt of the death of two former Skål International Presidents recently: Max Kingston & Ian McCubbin.

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Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards Gala during the Opening Ceremony of the World Congress 2022

 Mr. Ion Vilcu, Director of the Affiliate Members Department at the U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with Skål International President Burcin Turkkan and Interim Vice President Hulya Aslantas during the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards Gala in the Openig Ceremony of the World Congress 2022.


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Q&A with Juliette Losardo, Exhibition Director of World Travel Market London
WTM London 2022: Highlights of the show

Reshaping Travel Together

World Travel Market London 2022 will take place on 7 - 9 November at ExCeL London.

Skål International Stand: EU550

Together, let’s inspire one another with the passion that makes this the ultimate industry to be in!

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