SKAL Club of Batavia No.13 founded in December 1934 was the first SKAL Club outside Europe. Re-launched in June 2009 in time to celebrate the Club's 75th Anniversary, SKAL International Jakarta - now with more than 70 members - received Gold Award at 2010 SKAL World Congress in Sydney as 3rd fastest-growing Club in the World.
Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry's managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.
The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the “Association Internationale des Skål Clubs” was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the “Father of Skål”.
Skål International today has approximately 17,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout 80 nations. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.
Skål International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year. This allows members first-hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.
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Through our leadership, professionalism and friendship, work together to achieve our Vision, maximise networking opportunity and support a responsible tourism industry.
Skål is an Association of Tourism Professionals which encourages and creates a network of professionals around the world
Through participation in local activities and events at all levels, Skål members meet industry colleagues from around the world
Join Skål and get multiple benefits as an active members. The member card also have many perks others can’t get elsewhere