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  • Post date: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:11

    With a mission to bring peace and sustainability, the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), believes in making each traveller an ambassador of peace. Their symposium next year will honour the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. IIPT’s objectives also include swifter issuance of tourist visas between India and Pakistan.

  • Post date: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:32

    As is the recent tradition, Skål members attending the 2014 World Congress in Mexico City will have the opportunity to contribute to the Florimond Volckaert Fund via the purchase of raffle tickets for some fabulous prizes.

  • Post date: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:42

    TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ -- Best Western International is launching two major new hotel development offerings – a stylish new hotel concept and a soft brand – both designed to meet growing demand for new hotel offerings in urban and primary markets. The announcement, made today during the brand's 2014 North American Convention, comes as Best Western continues to see historic growth in the brand's North American and global development pipeline.

  • Post date: Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06

    International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013.

    Growth was strongest in the Americas (+6%) followed by Asia and the Pacific and Europe (both at +5%). By subregion, South Asia and Northern Europe (both +8%) were the best performers, together with North-East Asia and Southern Mediterranean Europe (both +7%).

  • Post date: Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:42

    Preparing the Foundations for IIPT World Symposium

    IIPT and Skål International are cooperating in a campaign leading up to the IIPT World Symposium to encourage towns and villages across South Africa to declare themselves as IIPT/Skål Peace Towns or Villages. A goal of 50 IIPT/Skal Peace Towns and Villages has been set to be achieved by 15 February, 2015 – symbolic of the African Union 50th Anniversary.

    Each IIPT/Skål Peace Town or Village will be actively committed to promoting values of tolerance, non-violence, gender equality, human rights, youth empowerment, environmental awareness, and sustainable social and economic development. Collaboration between and among IIPT/Skål Peace Towns and Villages will be encouraged as well as information sharing regarding Peace Town/Village initiatives.

  • Post date: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:59

    With over 200 Million people using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube on a regular basis, there is a good chance that the "17,000" Members of Skål International are also using one or more of these Social Media channels.

    Historically, people have used Facebook for sharing personal information, LinkedIn for sharing business information, Twitter for sharing "Breaking News" and YouTube for sharing audio visuals...