Skål International Newsletter January 2007
HAPPY NEW YEAR
At the beginning of 2007 we wish all Skål members and their families a very happy and peaceful New Year.
68th SKÅL WORLD CONGRESS – ANTALYA 2007
Preparations for the 68 th Skål World Congress which will be held in Antalya, Turkey from 4 to 9 November 2007 are well under way and details are now on the Skål International website. The website will be frequently updated so please check on a regular basis. The cost of the congress is very affordable at only US$1,590 per double or US$150.00 per day (Equivalent Euro 122.00 (exchange rate of 9th January 2007). With the favourable exchange rate this is a very good time to make your reservation. All the information is available on the Skål International website www.skal.org go to Congresses and then to Antalya.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
The Executive Committee of Skål International will meet in the home town of International President, Litsa Papathanassi on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 January 2007.
Skål is the largest association of travel and tourism professionals in the world, covering all facets of the industry. The President of Skål International, Litsa Papathanassi has chosen the theme of “Sustainable Development in Tourism” and In line with this theme, a special seminar will be held in Milan, Italy on Saturday 24 February 2007 during BIT Milan. The seminar is being organised jointly by Skål International and Skål International Italy. The seminar will open with addresses by Litsa Papathanassi, President of Skål International and Sandra Biasutti, President, Skål International Italy. There will be two keynote speakers, Eugenio Yunis, Director of Sustainable Development in Tourism, United Nation s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Stefanos Fotiou, Programme Officer, Tourism Implementation Unit, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A number of examples of best practices in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Croatia and Greece will also be given and there will be a question and answer session. The seminar will commence at 09.30 am and everyone is welcome. More information on the seminar at email@example.com Read more:
VENUE: Fieramilano Exhibition Centre
DATE: Saturday 24 February 2007
09.30 Arrival of the participants – Coffee offered by Lanzarote Tourism Board
10.30 Address by the President Skål International Italy Ms.Sandra Biassuti
Address and short introduction by President Skål International Ms.Litsa Papathanassi
Keynote speaker Director of Sustainable Development in Tourism from UNWTO Mr. Eugenio Yunis
Programme Officer Tourism Implementation Unit (UNEP) Mr. Stefanos Fotiou
11.15 Questions /Discussion
11.45 Best Practices from Italy
12.00 Best Practices from Spain
12.15 Best Practices from Turkey
12.30 Best Practices from Croatia
12.45 Best Practices from Greece
12.45 Questions Discussion
End of the Forum
More information on BIT Milan at the following website: www.bit.expocts.it
Skål International Spain will hold a luncheon during FITUR in Madrid on Thursday 1st February 2007. The cost is Euros 50 and reservations should be made with Andrés Arcos at the following e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or with Javier Garcia del Valle at email@example.com or at the office number 34-93.268.0082 or Andrés’ mobile number 34.608.381.763. Reservations will also be possible at the Skål stand, Pavilion 4, Hall A, number 149. All credit cards are accepted.
ASEAN TOURISM FORUM
Singapore will host the Asean Tourism Forum 2007 from 26 January to 3 February 2007. As we will be expecting visiting Skålleagues from all over the world, our Executive Committee has decided to postpone our monthly luncheon from our usual last Thursday of the month to Tuesday 30 January 2007. The details of the luncheon are as follows:
Date: Tuesday 30 January 2007
Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel (walking distance from Suntec, ATF venue) Function Room Pacific 1 @ level 1
Time: 12.00 noon : Pre-lunch Cocktails
12.30 pm : Lunch
Menu Price: S$45 nett per person
Booking: Directly to Skål International Singapore: firstname.lastname@example.org (dateline Wednesday 24th January)
NATIONAL AND AREA CONGRESSES
The first quarter of year is a busy time for National and Area Committees which are required to hold their Annual General Meetings prior to 31 March. This year you will find many interesting locations listed on the Skål International website www.skal.org go to Congresses and then to National and Area Committees.
The annual fee for 2007 is Euro 34.00 per member (Euro 10.00 for Young Skål members). The deadline for receipt of fees at the General Secretariat is 28 February. Fees arriving after that date may be subject to a late penalty. It is imperative that a current list of members is forwarded with the payment so that the membership can be updated and a credit issued for those persons who are no longer members. Form 2 for Clubs and Form 3 for National and Area Committees detailing the officers for the current year must reach the General Secretariat by 13 April 2007. Membership lists and all forms can be submitted through the Skål International website www.skal.org go to Forms.