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Skål International

A Trip to Sweden Shortly after the inauguration of the first joint Swedish and French air service between Stockholm and Paris in 1932, a group of travel people from the French capital were invited to make an exploratory flight over…

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Skål Sofia

Skål International Sofia   One of the youngest clubs world wide, being founded in 2010. It is a twin club with Skål International Bucharest, and it maintains very friendly relations with those tourism professionals who work on the re-building of Skål

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Executive Committee

Henning Krippendorff
Henning KrippendorffPresident
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Yanko Krastev
Yanko KrastevVice President
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Stanimir Stankov
Stanimir StankovTreasurer
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Murat Can Kinay
Murat Can KinayMembership Development
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Andrea Kaiser
Andrea KaiserGeneral Secretary
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James Moseley
James MoseleyWeb/Media
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Skål News

Introducing our Newest Member

We are proud to introduce our new member Elitza Stoilova

Elitza Stoilova is the Founder and CEO of creative chatbot agency Umni.co, automating the communication of the business with customers and other tasks in Facebook Messenger and on the business web site using chatbot technology. Umni assists customers from various industries – tourism, healthcare, public organisations, entertainment and other.

Elly is ex-hotelier with over 20 years of experience abroad in hospitality in Sales and Marketing, Operations as well as on the position of a General Manager of a hotel and a tour operator on the island of Saipan (Mariana Islands, Pacific Ocean), honoured with 2 Government awards by the Marianas Visitors Authority for being instrumental for developing Mariana islands destination throughout the years (2003-2016). She is a member of American Hotels & Lodging Association, Rotary Club, BBBA, BESCO and other professional and business organisations.

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August 5th, 2019|

Skål Magazine

We would like to bring your attention to the latest Skål Magazine please go to page 12-15, you will see an article from Skål Sofia.
Congratulations to all who participated.

July 9th, 2019|

13th July Season Opening at the Castle. Introduction of the Coastal Section of Skal International Sofia.

Our Skalleague and Vice President of SI Sofia, Yanko Krastev, began attracting tourism and hospitality professionals from the coastal destinations to join a table at the castle, where an office infrastructure is available.

Since it takes time to achieve at least 20 active memberships and receiving approval from the international executive committee, this group of professionals will be under the umbrella of SI Sofia at the beginning. The event is an invitation to all Skalleagues! European clubs will be notified and invited. Former world president Susanna Saari from Finland fully supports the event!

Susanna visited the castle last month and was very impressed and as always encourages new members to the Skal Family

June 29th, 2019|
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Young Skål

Skål International cares about young professionals and students in tourism. In 1999, Young Skål was set up with the aim of creating a greater awareness of Skål International by those young people studying for or training in the various sectors of the travel and tourism industry, enabling them to join Skål.

  • Are you between 18 and 26?

  • Do you work in the hospitality industry?

  • Are you looking to enhance your potential?

The main idea constituting Young Skål is to attract young professionals to the organization and to turn them into active Skal members, once they reach the necessary qualification. The continuity of the movement can be secured by constantly recruiting new members. The members of Young Skål have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities, both in the hospitality industry and in related fields, such as culture, sports or PR. They will therefore have the possibilty of meeting Skål members and interact with them, voluntarily contributing to the general success of the organization. The young participants enjoy the support of the local Skål Club for social activities and for increasing professional experience, having at the same time the opportunity of connecting to an international network of professionals in the field.

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