- 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.
- Be a trusted voice in travel and tourism
- Across all sectors of tourism, provide maximum networking opportunities, career development, and business growth through leadership, trust, and friendship while supporting a responsible travel industry.