SKÅL Affiliations

Skål International is an UNWTO Affiliate Member since 1984. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
MOU between Skål International and the UNWTO signed on 21 July 2014.

MOU between Skål International and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed on 7 February 2009.
The UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Skål International has signed and adopted the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics in Tourism on 29 September 2015 which is a comprehensive set of principles designed to guide key-players in tourism development.
Skål International is a supporter of the UNWTO ST-EP (Sustainable Tourism-Eliminating Poverty) Initiative launched in 2002.


Cooperation with the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) since 1994. The IIPT is a not for profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, and through these initiatives, helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world.
Skål International and IIPT, each recognizing that tourism can be a vital force in nurturing a peaceful world, have come together as partners for a series of projects the first and foremost of which is the IIPT/ Skål Peace Cities, Towns and Villages project launched in 2013 with the aim of promoting peace from the village, town and city on up to the nation state.

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Member of the Board of The Code since 2008. The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism is an industry-driven initiative with the mission to provide awareness, tools and support to the tourism industry to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.


Skål International is a supporter of ECPAT International since 2005. ECPAT is a global network dedicated to protecting children.


Skål International is a supporter of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) since 2013, a grassroots travel & tourism coalition of destinations and stakeholders.


MOU between Skål International and Sustainable Travel International (STI) signed on 26 March 2015. As part of the MOU Skål International has endorsed 10 MILLION BETTER, a new campaign aimed at protecting the resources on which travel and tourism depends.

SKAL USA also been in partnership with following organizations within the USA such as;


Tourism Cares; SKÅL USA has partnered with Tourism Cares in 2015 in working together to preserve and enhance the travel experience for future generations.Learn More

TSA; SKÅL USA is working closely with TSA in supporting their mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.
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