“Doing Business among friends”. Skål is not a community organisation like Rotary or Lions, rather it benefits and develops the professional sector, while assisting the community at large. Skål is an Association of Tourism Professionals which encourages and creates a network of professionals around the world. It promotes seminars and conferences to strengthen the industry’s professionalism.
Through participation in local activities and events at all levels, members meet industry colleagues from around the world. Here, in an atmosphere of amicale, ideas, opportunities and industry matters, in general, may be shared on a personal and business level. Skål members should promote the organisation, the formation of new Clubs and recruit qualified members.
Through contributions from Clubs around the world, the Florimond Volckaert Fund assists any Skål member in times of financial need or crisis.
The SKAL International Membership entitles members to discounts at many participating outlets as provided by SKAL Members. There is an extensive range of special offers exclusively to the membership within the member’s only area of the SKAL website.
The network of Skål Members worldwide is now accessible via the Skål website. Information on members around the world is at your fingertips.
SKAL Members are welcome at all meetings around the world. Wherever you travel, you can access a network of SKAL friends and colleagues. The SKAL Greeter Programme allows you to make contact with a SKALleagues in another country you may be visiting. The SKAL Greeter is there to offer you assistance in terms of what to do, where to go etc.
SKAL Magazine, a magazine prepared three times per year (two E-magazines and one annual print version), is a medium for information about the organization and an avenue for advertising exposure to 18,000 industry professionals. In addition, monthly E-newsletters detailing happenings and events around the world are distributed to each member.
Shortly after the inauguration of the first joint Swedish and French air service between Stockholm and Paris in 1932, a group of travel people from the French capital were invited to make an exploratory flight over the new route. The welcome they received in Stockholm led to many pleasant friendships. Realizing the importance of closer relationships among those who strive to develop and promote both national and international travel, the men who made the flight to Stockholm determined to found a permanent organisation whose primary aim would be the creation of goodwill and friendship in travel and transportation circles throughout the world..