Skal International Exec Board: New 2021 leadership

The 2021 Skal International Executive Board fulfilled for the very first time in a digital meeting to commence 2021 with a brand-new collection of goals.

The members of the Skal International Executive Board for 2021 are Costs Rheaume, Globe Head Of State from Skal Canada; Burcin Turkkan, Senior Vice Head Of State from Skal U.S.A.; Fiona Nicholl, Vice President from Skal Australia; Juan Ignacio Steta Gandara, Director from Skal Mexico; Marja Eela-Kaskinen, Supervisor from Skal Finland; Denise Scrafton, ISC President from Skal Australia; as well as Daniela Otero, Chief Executive Officer from Skal Spain.

The International Exec Board of Skal will prioritize and also concentrate on supporting cumulative passion for Skal as well as tourist by furthering international partnerships, creating partnerships, and enhancing awareness as well as influence with tourism market events to increase Skal subscription worth.

“As I begin my term as Skal International Globe Head Of State, we are still facing the daunting job of maintaining member engagement as well as passion high while the tourist industry slowly recovers from the damaging result of COVID and also resulting lockdowns and also take a trip restrictions. The Executive Board is committed to supporting that recuperation in every method possible and advertising Skal membership worths when the relevance of community assistance is so necessary,” stated Bill Rheaume, World Head Of State, Skal International.

“Currently, with vaccinations offered, there is ultimately some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Our sector should prepare to sustain the travel business, airlines, and hoteliers as they combat to survive this unexpected recession,” he included.

In 2021, Skal worldwide will certainly remain to work carefully with UNWTO as Daniela Otero, CEO of Skal International, is an affiliate board participant. The company will certainly likewise continue close collaboration with various other partner organizations such as WTTC, PATA, IIPT, The Code, ECPAT, ICTP, and also Sustainable Traveling Association.

“Governments, companies, businesses, as well as ultimately everyone will certainly need to invest the following few months in even more training concentrated on recovery. Collaborating and also teaming up has been, as well as will continue to be, vital,” said Daniela Otero, Chief Executive Officer of Skal International.

During 2020, Skal International, like every other association worldwide, conducted its meetings in numerous on the internet platforms as digital conferences or, in many cases, making use of the hybrid style. In 2021, this will remain to be the standard for the first 4-6 months. “Our objective in 2021 will certainly be to make best use of the presence of Skal International globally while preserving an efficient and also dynamic communication inside. We will develop as well as drive a multi-channel interactions method, establish a brand name voice, and keep brand stability throughout all systems. We plan on utilizing multiple social and digital media systems to optimize our existence within the travel as well as tourist market,” said Burcin Turkkan, Senior citizen VP responsible for PR/Communications as well as Digital Media.

As the very first Global association taking on the Digital Transformation since 2018, Skal International has technologically-advanced platforms to enable its members to do business practically using these platforms. “As we go to the second phase of the Digital Transformation, we are dealing with introducing advanced technologies and ingenious systems to our worldwide subscription,” said Fiona Nicholl, Vice President of Skal International.

Skal International is planning on meeting in October 2021 with its worldwide membership at the Yearly Skal International World Congress in Quebec City, Canada. This event can be one of the very first global travel and also tourism market meetings after the pandemic. The Congress has a considerable program including B2B occasions, workshops, guest speakers, welcoming participants as well as non-members from the international traveling and tourist Sector.

Skal International is the globe’s largest international network of tourism experts promoting tourist, service, and friendship worldwide given that 1934. Its members are supervisors and executives of the tourism industry who relate to each other to resolve typical passion concerns, improving a business network, as well as advertising locations. To learn more about Skal International as well as subscription, please see