Formed in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia, SKAL is a professional organisation promoting global Tourism & Friendship. SKAL is the only International organisation which unites all the sectors of Travel & Tourism Industry. Skal International has 16000 members, in almost 400 clubs in 87 countries. Skal International is the affiliate member of the UNWTO, supporter of ECPAT, member of ICPT, partner of IIPT, and supports the code of conduct for the protection of children from exploitation in tourism.
Skal International is governed by a six member Executive committee, elected by delegates to an annual general assembly, held during the world congress, hosted by different country each year. This allows members first hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.