Notes from the Editor
G’day Skålleagues,

What a busy year 2019 has been already so it’s time to grab a cuppa and settle down to read what has been happening in Skål globally! 

You will see that we have added a few new sections to the newsletter below including the Councillor’s Corner, Digital Transformation Project update and Executive Board update. We aim to keep all members up to date with what’s happening at all levels so we hope you take the time to read these.
Message from the CEO
I am very proud to be part of the team that is developing this great project. It is indeed a team of highly qualified professionals who are materialising the strategy we have designed. Digital transformation is undergoing full construction process and you can have more information reading the article our Director Fiona McFarlane has prepared for this edition.
Councillor's Corner
At the International Skål Council meeting in Mombasa, each Councillor named the work most required for their regions. Here are the projects for 2019. 
Digital Transformation Project Update
As you know, this is huge project for Skål which will help us to simplify our procedures and grow our brand by attracting partnerships with like minded tourism businesses globally. We are working on behalf of you, our members and your clubs to ensure you get the best from your Skål membership.
Executive Board Meeting
The Executive Board made a decision to have a face to face meeting in January to be able to brain storm new ideas, strategise for the coming year and formalize a shared objective in line with the Presidential theme for 2018/2019.
Save the dates
Latin American Congress
10-14 April 2019
Villa La Angostura, Argentina
Norden Area Committee Meeting
25-26 May 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark  
North American Congress
25-28 April 2019 | Waikiki, Hawaii
Skål International Hawaii is extremely excited to be hosting the 2019 North American Skål Congress (NASC) on the beautiful island of Oahu! The 2019 NASC will be held at the beautiful  Sheraton Waikiki hotel . Register Today! | Website
Asian Area Congress
27-29 June 2019
Bangalore, India
Skål International World Congress
14-21 September 2019 | Miami, USA

Seven day cruise in the Caribbean out of Miami.

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Trade Fairs 
Skål around the world
Skål International President Lavonne Wittmann

Skål International at Matka Travel Fair

Skål International at SATTE

Skål International Christchurch

Skål International Europe

Skål International Germany

Skål International Hobart

Skål International India

Skål International Kusadasi

Skål International Lagos
Skål International Las Vegas

Skål International London (Canada)

Skål International Mexico

Skål International Paris

Skål International Spain

Skål International Stockholm

Skål International Thailand

Skål International Turkey

Skål International Turku

Send the pictures of your Skål events, together with a text (subject to editing) to and we shall be pleased to publish these in the e-newsletter.
Skål Boutique
New Skål ties and scarves!
Skål Tie
Skål Scarf
Schuyler (Schuy) Lininger
Schuyler leaves a legacy of civic and community involvement in addition to his success as Resort Hotel owner and manager. He was known in the hospitality industry as the “Patron Grande”. Read more .
Survey Results
Mombasa World Congress Survey results
The 2018 Mombasa Skål World Congress Survey Results are now available here .
Young Skål Workshop
Data analysis on the Mombasa Young Skål Workshop
Building our Skål Leaders analysis available here .
Skål C lub of the Year Competition

The eligible Clubs will be notified by 1 May 2019 and invited to enter the competition. Remember that contribution to the Florimond Volckaert Fund and/or the Membership Development Fund is a requirement to qualify, so we encourage your Club to support these funds.

Full information here.
Skål Magazine 272
Click here to read the latest issue of the Skål Magazine.
News From Our Sponsors & Partners
Register now! Best Western Rewards® members who register and complete 2 eligible stays between February 4, 2019 and April 14, 2019 at a Best Western branded hotel in the United States, Canada or Caribbean will get a Free Night Voucher.
Official Supported Events
WTM Africa 2019 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Embark on your journey by registering for Africa's leading and only business to business (B2B) exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism markets. Come connect with the world at #WTMA19, we are now officially open for business. We look forward to seeing you there.
Trade Update
Sponsors & Partners
Global Affiliation
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