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Skål International New Zealand

2023 AGM & Congress

31 March - 02 April 2023


The 53rd Skal International New Zealand AGM and Congress will be held in Auckland over the weekend, Friday 31 March - Sunday 02 April.


Base Agenda :

Friday 31 March :

National Committee Meeting

Welcome Function

Saturday 01 April :

53rd AGM

Gala Dinner

Sunday 02 April :

Recovery brekfast

A full agenda and event calender will be available late January.


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


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