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International & National events

Skål International World Congress 2022

Rijeka & Opatija, Croatia
13-18 October 2022

The 81st SKÅL International World Congress will be held in the Kvarner Region; in Opatija and Rijeka. After two years of a pandemic where our industry has taken the brunt of the damage it is time for all of us to see each other – finally.
The Kvarner region is the cradle of Croatian tourism where the story of Croatian tourism begun.
Let's start rebuilding tourism together sharing experiences and ideas, in Croatia; a country Full of life.

Click here for details & registration

Skal Auckland -
October Luncheon with Simon Bridges

Date: Thursday 6 October 12-2pm

Venue: Rydges Hotel rooftop, 59 Federal Street

 October is going to be another cracking lunch on the newly refurbished Rydges rooftop with our guest Simon Bridges, now at the Auckland Chamber, coming to speak. 


If you've been following his podcasts he's launched into a whole new venture and seems to be thoroughly enjoying himself. We'll be asking him about that transition from Beehive to Jafa-town and picking his brains on his thoughts for Auckland in his new role.


RSVPs are open now to all Skalleagues and industry friends. Please reply to if you'd like to come. 


Date: Thursday October 6, 12-2pm

Cost $65 includes plated 2-course lunch and a welcome drink on arrival, then cash bar

Venue: Rydges Hotel rooftop, 59 Federal Street

Bank account: BNZ 02-0108-0028590-000


Welcome to Skål International New Zealand

Skål International is a global professional organisation of tourism and travel leaders with a strong footprint in New Zealand. 


Skål International New Zealand has a total of five clubs spread throughout New Zealand. The inaugural club, Wellington, was formed in 1957. Auckland and Christchurch followed by Queenstown and the latest, Te Tauihu (Top of the South Island)


Membership is open to tourism and travel professionals to join these clubs with application accepted via Skal International's site here.   Alternatively individuals living outside of these areas can still join the organisation and attend any club function throughout New Zealand and the world. For details on the Active Individual membership visit here.

Currently, New Zealand boasts over 300 Skål members across the clubs and well as Active Individuals. Each club meets regularly providing opportunities for ‘doing business amongst friends’.  In addition, all members have the opportunity to gather nationally at mid-year meetings and the annual Annual General Meeting & Congress not to mention global events, such as the World Congresses.


New Zealand is proud to count amongst its own three former World Presidents,  Phil Sims who was world president in 2008; Nigel A. Pilkington  in 2016, and Peter Morrison  in 2020. We are also proud to have two Membre d’Honneur in Bill Lees and Jefferie Tippen.


In the ANZAC tradition New Zealand has a strong bond with Skålleagues in Australia.  Since 2006 each has been represented at the others’ Annual Congresses.


Skål 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. 


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Find out more about Skal International and how you can benefit from being a member of the largest travel and tourism organisation in the world