October'21 Notes from the Editor

Burcin Turkkan

Skål International Senior Vice President

We are almost at the end of 2021!

This is the ideal time to organize membership events, welcoming new members to your clubs, as anyone who joins Skål International now will obtain two months of free membership for November and December.

Check out the ‘Why Join Skål’ webinar recordings and download the PowerPoint Presentation if you would like to use it at your upcoming membership events. This month’s newsletter has the link to these resources.

It is great to see more clubs going back to regular in-person meetings and the National/Area Committee’s conducting their annual congress/meeting events in person. As the travel industry is showing significant signs of a comeback, #rebuilding/recovery is the main topic in every industry segment.

Yes, you guessed it right; the theme for this month’s newsletter is #Rebuilding/Recovery! This month’s newsletter has articles about rebuilding/recovering tourism and industry trends. Trish May from Skål International New Zealand is featured as Skålleague of the month as she has done a fantastic job turning the pandemic into an advantage and rebuilding/growing the Skål International clubs in New Zealand!

Don’t forget to check out the Skål History Corner, as well as the upcoming events in Skål World! The most important event is the upcoming Skål International AGM online on December 10, 2021, at 05.00 am Madrid Time. Please make sure to check your local times for the AGM. For Americas, the event will be on December 09, starting at 11.00 pm US EST. Here is a quick link for the time converter. As the industry is rebuilding, many international trade shows are coming back; we have listed what is coming up next!

As always, do not hesitate to contact anyone on Skål International HQ and Skål International Executive Board with any feedback. It is always our pleasure to assist you.

Always, In Friendship & Skål,

Burcin Turkkan

Skål International Senior Vice President