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Skal international affiliate member of UNWTO, will reopen its office in Iran

Majid Javedani-Tabrizinejad, a plenipotentiary representative of Iran to Skal, said, “Given Iran’s new policy of détente and confidence building with the world in the post-JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) era, I recommended the reopening of Skal Club in Iran.”

Registration of Skal international in Iran, as a non-governmental organization, would take between three and six months.

Skal can facilitate the entry of foreign investors to Iran, he added.

When Skal introduces a tourism destination in Iran such as Takht-e Jamshid or Anzali Wetland, it will share the information with 87 member states, he noted.

Skal international is the sole organization that brings together the entire scope of travel and tourism.

Skal makes use of the services of people from all walks of life, from managers to senior officials. Skal meets on local and national platforms to discuss common issues in the world of tourism today.

Skal, whose staff includes senior members and professionals from the tourism industry, is an international non-governmental organization. It has 20,000 members with around 500 clubs in 87 countries worldwide, which are linked to the Headquarters of Skal International in Torremolinos, Spain.

Why Skal?

Skal is not a work organization, nor is it a forum to make connections. It is not something that you would go to do for business, it is an organization to conduct business with and support each other, encouraging enterprise.

The main purpose of Skal members within the clubs is to participate in local, national and international congresses all over the world to meet, socialize and discuss matters within the realm of travel and tourism industry.

Skal make no distinction on the basis of political views, religion, gender, language or status.

You may join Skal to gain new international friends and to make new business networks globally. Skal was established to improve professionalism in the travel and tourism industry. To do this, Skal members regularly meet at conferences, seminars, international meetings, and other associated organizations.

The activities that Skal participates in, creates the opportunity to meet new members from around the world. Each being from a different environment and background, it help creates new friendships, and new business opportunities and ideas.

There is a fund called the Florimond Volekaert Fund, which Skal members can benefit from if in need. This makes use of contributions from members around the world.

Skal members receive a Skal membership card which can be useful in obtaining discounts from many sightseeing spots and tourist attractions all around the world.

The magazine Skal News is complimentary for all Skal members and is published four times a year.

As a Skal member, wherever you are in the world, you are always invited to Skal club meeting.

Who can become a member?

Those who are senior officials and/or managers in transport (air, sea and rail), travel and tourism agencies, tour operators, tourism organizations, tourism boards, hotels, congress centers and tourism centers are all welcome to join members.

To become a member, first you must obtain a form from your nearest Skal club or you can fill in a form over the Internet ( Potential members must introduce at least two members in the club who can advise him/her. Once he/she has attended three club meetings, his/her membership will be considered by the Club Board, and the National Committee. Following the approval of Club Board and National Committee, membership application must also be endorsed by the Skal International Secretariat.

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