Skål elects new Executive Committee during World Congress

Salih CeneNearly 550 persons attended the 2014 Skål International World Congress held in Mexico City from October 25-30, 2014 which included the annual General Assembly of Skål delegates, Tourism Forum with industry keynote speakers and B2B workshop, the presentation of the Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards, official meetings and many more social and business activities.

Skål International elected its new Executive Committee for 2014-2015 during the General Assembly on October 27 as follows:


Salih Cene (pictured Antalya, Turkey), Tourism Consultant

Vice Presidents

Nigel Pilkington (Auckland, New Zealand), De La Mer Communications

David Fisher (Nairobi, Kenya), Maniago Travel&Cruises



Lou Conkling (Louisville, U.S.A.), Knights Travel

Rafael Millan (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico), Brisas Hotel Collection

Susanna Saari, Turku University Applied Science

In 2015, the Skål World Congress will be held in Kenya Coast and the delegates at the recent General Assembly voted Monaco as the site of the 2016 Skål World Congress.

Skål which was founded as an international association in 1934, is the largest organization of travel and tourism professionals and brings together all branches of the tourism industry with 17,000 members in 450 cities and 85 countries. Skål’s vision is to be a trusted voice in travel and tourism. Through its leadership, professionalism and friendship, Skål’s mission is to work together to enhance its vision, maximize networking opportunities, and develop a responsible tourism industry.

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