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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 Christchurch -
2022 Past Presidents Lunch

Date: Thursday 18 August 12-2pm

Venue: Pavillions Hotel

We are delighted to invite our Skål International Christchurch Past Presidents as our guests to our August lunch; being hosted by Debbie and the team at The Pavilions Hotel.
We will have our Past Presidents share past stories and highlights of their time in Skal.
We hope you can join us, and if you know any other past members – please invite them as your guest.
Our lunch is a choice of main with shared breads, and drinks can be purchased on the day.
The event on Thursday 18 August will commence at 12noon with us seated at 12.15pm, and the event will conclude by 2.00pm.


Direct Deposit @ $29pp.


RSVP’s and payments are due by 12noon, Wednesday 10 August

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