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 andpursue 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 22,000 members in 500 Clubs throughout 90 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 seven 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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