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About Us

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.

Mission statement :

Through our leadership, professionalism and friendship, work together to achieve our vision maximise networking opportunity and support a responsible tourism industry.

Vision Statement:

Be a trusted voice in travel & tourism.


The Skal International Cochin was formed in the early 70’s, after a break of about 10 years SKAL Cochin was revived in 1995. Mr. Jose Dominic was nominated the first ever National President from Skal Cochin in the year 1996. Skal International Cochin had the privilege of hosting the then Secretary General, late Mr. Jim Power who was present in the instillation ceremony. Ever since Skal International Cochin has grown over the years. Today it has members from all sectors of travel & tourism and being an active club, it conducts regular members meetings, seminars, family outings, festive meets. Renowned speakers are invited to address the members for certain meetings and to interact with members.