Skal International New York

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Dearest friends….
Wishing you all the best this Holiday season…

Happy Holidays to ALL the Skålegues of the world!!!
Felices Fiestas a todos los Skålegas del mundo!!!
Joyeuses Fêtes a tout les Skålegues du monde!!!
Mayté y Fernando...
Happy Friendship Day to ALL the Skålegues of the WORLD!!!
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Dear Skålleagues & Friends of NY Skål,
The 2018 Board, Committee Chairs, and Leadership Committee would like to invite you to attend our first program of the New Year. Please join us on the 25th of January to hear a fabuolus presentation by our good friend and Skalleage, Larry Cohen. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Dear Fellow Skålleagues

Greetings from sunny South Africa!

It is my pleasure and privilege to appeal to you on behalf of the national committee of Skål International South Africa, to vote for and support Lavonne Wittmann as vice-president of Skal International.

This dynamic and hard-working Skålleague ticks all the boxes to take Skål International to the next level.We are extremely proud of Lavonne and she has the support of each and every member of Skål South Africa. Her incredible record speaks for itself.

I urge each and every voting delegate to reward her hard work and dedication to Skål by electing her as your vice-president. I am honored to state that her integrity is beyond reproach and that she has what it takes to serve this organization on this level.

Looking forward to see you in Hyderabad. Below is her message to you.

Kind regards and Skål!


Niel Els
President and International Councilor: Skal International South Africa
[email protected]
+27 836040887

Good evening fellow Skalleagues

Tangible,effective and solid contribution should always be the winner in a world that often is filled with " empty promises" and "window dressing"

Now that I have caught your attention, let me introduce myself.

I am Lavonne Wittmann and have been a passionate,active Skal member for 20 years. I have worked on Club committees, held the Vice President and President positions in my club and embraced the combined positions of National President and International Councillor for 7 South African Clubs. While Serving as an International Councillor I introduced two new membership classifications into Skal International namely Medical and Sport Tourism and was the Lead Councillor for many other tasks that were presented to the Council.

It was an honour to be voted to the International Council Board and served as Secretary for 1 year before being seconded to the Executive Committee where I was allocated the portfolio of Public Relations and Communications, a portfolio I have actively worked on for 2 years.

Even though a specific portfolio has been allocated to each Director during their tenure, your work is never restricted to this portfolio as you are expected to assist in other portfolios as well as actively contribute to the numerous tasks presented to the Executive Committee.

What have I been involved with during my term of office?

- Editor for 8 monthly E Newsletters and 4 E Magazines
- Designed the Officers Newsletter published in February annually which is the
handbook to assist clubs to be more effective in their administration duties
- Administration officer for the Skal International page
- Innovator of the EC Forums at The World Congresses
- Writer of the Public Relations Manual
- Contributor to the Social Media Manual
- Contributor to the Becoming and Being a Club President Manual
- Contributor to The Trade Fairs Manual
- Designer of the Take Charge Thursday messages while launching 3BaysOver in
- Introduced a more "user friendly" format for newsletters and magazines
- Co- Designer of the Exit Strategy for members leaving Skal
- Introduced a Mentorship programme for Clubs globally to be launched soon
- Instrumental in forging a partnership with WTM Africa and Skal and hosted the
Skal stand from 2014-2017 at the Cape Town Convention Centre

I am an innovator, love new challenges and adaptable to the ever changing world of Travel and Tourism, an industry I have been involved in for 35 years.

While honoring the traditions, protocols and history of our brilliant organization as well as understanding the diverse cultures, generation needs and different languages, change in Skal is needed and I embrace this completely.

If you are looking for a hard worker with skill, dedication and passion for Skal, then I would please ask for your Club's vote on election day at the World Congress.

As Lou Holtz said

Ability is what you are capable of doing
Motivation determines what you do
Attitude determines how well you do it

I am confident that I possess all three attributes

Look forward to seeing you all in Hyderabad

Onwards and Upwards Skal ! LETS DO IT TOGETHER

Warm Skal Regards

Lavonne Wittmann
Director : PR and Communications
Skal International
E Mail : [email protected]
Mobile : +27(0)796373152
Skype : ladylavonne63

SkaL is an international organization with the primary aims of the creation of goodwill, friendship, skill building and networking in travel/transportation circles.

This is New York Skal Club Inc. dba Skal International New York. On April 1, 1938, the Skål Club of North America (Skål Club of New York, No. 28) was founded. This page is for the SKAL New York City Club. As the first Skål Club established in North America, the New York Club assisted and guided in the formation of other Skål Clubs on this continent.

Operating as usual


7641 Islands Spotlight | Zamboanga Peninsula

Photos from Skal International New York's post 04/16/2022

Another wonderful experience as part of the international membership of SKAL. My company operated a women’s Caucasus tour that began in Baku,Azerbaijan. We invited a member of SKAL BAKU to meet with us. Here is Ellada Aliyeva who spoke to us elegantly about women and life generally in Baku. What a charming and fascinating speaker!

We donated to their scholarship fund for a young woman entering our industry.

From now on, we will search for interesting speakers like Ellada to enhance our tours.


I’m in Baku Azerbaijan with a group from my company. Contacted SKAL Baku and they offered to send a speaker to address us. Another wonderful benefit of the international network of friends.


Great Zoom Meeting Today with an included raffle from Club Med for a trip for 2, there were 2 lucky winners. Thank you April Dawn for your presentation and gorgeous Club Med photos. Very impressive video about Club Med in Cefalu Sicily. Skal members joined today from NJ, LA, FL,AR, and I noted Mary Barnett from CA.

Perspective | A guide to travel insurance in 2022 01/11/2022

Perspective | A guide to travel insurance in 2022

I am a very proud SKAL Board Member who was included in this informative Washington Post Article by Christopher Elliott. SKAL will up your professional profile; join the NY chapter today for a year of meetings, networking and fun.

Perspective | A guide to travel insurance in 2022 You should consider travel insurance for every trip, but not every trip needs to be insured.


Celebrating the life of David Edward Rothrock ❤
Dear Carolyn, we thank you for sharing your love story and your precious memories of David with us at Fogo de Chao in NYC. With love and hugs from your friends and Skalleagues from Skal NY.


Lovely NY City chapter meeting hosted by Philippines Tourism. Our meal was prepared by the chef of Tradition, a West side restaurant specializing in fine Philippine cuisine. This was our first in person city meeting since the pandemic. . Great crowd, much needed networking. Next one is hosted by the Czech Republic. Join us,


Our newest member of SKAL NY, join our chapter! We like to have fun while we network, learn and do business among friends.


Australis Cruises, Glacier at the Edge of the World: Special Season 2021-2022 announced!


Australis Cruises: Special Season 2021-2022 announced!

Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back 07/01/2021

Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back

CNN does efficient updates of a list of countries open to US travelers. Here is the most recent list. Of course , you should also contact US State Dept. and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health of your destination.

Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back With US vaccination rates rising and Covid-19 cases falling at home, more of the world is opening to American travelers. Discover the international destinations where a US passport unlocks the door to leisure travel.

Skal International New York updated their info in the about section. 07/01/2021

Skal International New York updated their info in the about section.

Skal International New York updated their info in the about section.


Our first in person meeting in 15 months. Not our first meeting; we had the most fabulous line up of travel experts and marketing gurus throughout the Pandemic. Here is a video of our fabulous home: New York City, filmed by Iris Salazar, former President of our chapter. And excellent Director of this video.


Skal NY Past Presidents Outing

Highlights of our first in-person gathering in 15 months as we celebrated Skal NY Past Presidents. A huge thanks to John Ruzich, Betty, and their family for hosting this wonderful party at their lovely home in NJ. Many thanks to Czech Tourism rep gave lovely goodie bags; Dean Fenton of Antigua Tourism for delighting us with his beautiful poetry and gifts; and Greg Marshall for indulging us with a generous supply of fine wine. As always, it was great time among friends, delicious food, and lots of laughter. Great job Wayne and Olena. Skal!


Finally an in person meeting. It felt like a reunion of old pals. Thank you John Ruzich and your wife for hosting this event. And thank Croatian Tourism for the Croatian lavender and other goodies, Finger Lakes Tourism for lunch time wines during Dean Fenton’s elegant Antiguan poetry reading. And Croatian Premium Wine Imports take home white wine packaged with a recyclable bottle from again Antigua. If you are in the area, join our active group of travel professionals. You can message this page.

How to Survive a Pandemic: A Czech Story | Adventurous Kate 05/24/2021

How to Survive a Pandemic: A Czech Story | Adventurous Kate

Great story about resilience and community from blogger, AdventurousKate.

How to Survive a Pandemic: A Czech Story | Adventurous Kate Meet the owners of Etapa, a cafe in Prague -- and how they survived the pandemic by helping their local community.


Lights, Camera, Action...On the Tourism Industry!
Join Skal Philadelphia and Skal New York as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) discusses the economic impact that films bring to the tourism and hospitality industry of Philadelphia. Learn how films are attracted to the area, and have benefited the local economy with over $6B since 1992.
Thursday April 8th, 2021 @ 12pm
Event is free to all current and prospective members of Skal
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 467 103 0416

To learn more about Skal, visit:


Celebrating our Skal NY virtual toast anniversary. Reaching 52 consecutive weeks of gathering together every Friday at 4:45pm. It's always better together. Thank you to everyone who has attended. To Fellow Skalleagues Everywhere! Happiness! Good Health! Friendship! Long Life! Skal!

Join Us Online: Caribbean Panel Discussion from Skål International New York 03/22/2021

Join Us Online: Caribbean Panel Discussion from Skål International New York

Join Us Online: Caribbean Panel Discussion from Skål International New York Join us as Travel Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief Arnie Weissmann will discuss these concerns and travel to and from the Caribbean.


NY Skal Toast, Feb 19, 2021

Join us for a NY Skal Toast on Fridays at 4:45pm!

Invitation: February Online Event Skål International New York 02/17/2021

Invitation: February Online Event Skål International New York

Sign up for the February event today!

Invitation: February Online Event Skål International New York


Happy Birthday Judi!

Happy Birthday Judi! Celebrating many happy moments with travel friends. Cheers from SKAL New York!


Skal NY Holiday Luncheon and Executive Board Installation

Skal NY 2019 Holiday Luncheon and 2020 Executive Board Installation at the Downtown Association, NYC on 19 December 2019. Skal!


Skal NY Luncheon at the Downtown Association, 24 October 2019.

Great memories at the Downtown Association where many new members were inducted on 24 October 2019: Barbara Colombo, Cathy Pagano, Javier Valdez, Phyllis Stoller, and Robin Alinkofsky.

Photos from Skal International New York's post 11/28/2020

Remembering our beloved friend Susan Barber, a veteran in the travel industry.

Our dear Susan passed away at Mt. Sinai Hospital on 19 Oct 2020.

There is a service for Susan at St. James Church, 865 Madison Avenue, between 71st and 72nd Streets on Tuesday, December 1st at 2:00pm. Susan loved St. James's Church and was deeply involved there. Her ashes will be interred in their Columbarium.

The Church has requested that anyone who plans on attending the service should let Rosa Gentile know at, [email protected]. Alternately, to participate in the service via ZOOM please reach out to Ms. Miness to receive the link. [email protected].

May She Rest in Peace. ❤️🌿


Happy World Tourism Day!

To fellow Skalleagues everywhere: Happiness, Friendship, Good Health, and Long Life. Skal! 07/27/2020

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: NJASTA July 27, 2020 Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Club Med, Sunswept Resorts & AMA Waterways


CJF Marketing International

Proud to be part of the NYC travel and tourism family! Yesterday‘s presentation by NYC & Co. President & CEO Fred Dixon, was both inspiring and educational. Thank you Fred for your comments to our Skal International New York Club. We all appreciate how much you and your team do for this great city. We are all in this together and we will emerge from this pandemic even stronger. NYC always does!
And thank you to all the attendees (over 80!!) for joining us.

. 06/10/2020

USA #HospitalityStrong Relief Fund organized by USA HospitalityStrong Anthony Melchiorri in association with Skål USA/ Skål New York/ Skål Lon… USA HospitalityStrong needs your support for USA Relief Fund


NY SKAL Toast!


Groups Today

Carolyn Feimster

We Will Travel Again, Carolyn.

The May/June issue of Groups Today, presented by Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, is coming at an unusual time—when many of us are working from home and postponing travel plans. While perusing the digital edition, we hope to inspire future plans and encourage resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic:


The Lone Star State has no shortage of opportunity for adventure! From Amarillo to Houston, consider diving into the cowboy culture of Texas in the future.


"We need to be proactive and ready for when this hits bottom and the upswing starts. There will be pent-up demand for travel and shopping." Read on for Carolyn's thoughts on the changing landscape of retail tourism and how newcomers can get involved.


Visit Scotland found out that heritage tourism accounted for 30% of its $10.39 billion tourism spend. Learn what travelers seek in a heritage or genealogy tour and how to get a share of the growing market.

Groups Today | Today's planning resource for tomorrow's group travel.


Skal International New York

SKAL 80th World Congress Miami on Symphony of the Seas, RCCL. Courtesy of SKAL New York (Iris Salazar, President 2019 & Skalleague Maria Paredes.)


Highlights of Skal New York Luncheon Feb 27 at Iguana Restaurant. Excellent Panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Villani (JJ), TravPro Mobile with Panelists Dean Fenton, Alfonso Sumano, and Mikala Moss. Great job! Wayne Lee, Jr. Skal NY President and his board.


SKAL 80th World Congress Miami on Symphony of the Seas, RCCL. Courtesy of SKAL New York (Iris Salazar, President 2019 & Skalleague Maria Paredes.)

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Skal NY Past Presidents Outing
NY Skal Toast, Feb 19, 2021
Happy Birthday Judi!
Skal NY Holiday Luncheon and Executive Board Installation
Skal NY Luncheon at the Downtown Association, 24 October 2019.
Happy World Tourism Day!
Nik Racic interview at the 2019 SKAL World Congress.  Courtesy of SKAL NY (Iris Salazar, President 2019 & Skalleague Mar...
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