about antalya

Antalya (from Greek: Aττάλεια, "Attalia") is a city on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey. With a population 1,001,318 as of 2010. It is the eighth most populous city in Turkey and country's ...

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What is Skal?

Skal international, is the only organisation that brings together all levels in travel and tourism. In Skal, there are people from all walks of life, from managers to senior officials. Skal meet on local and national platforms to discuss common matters in the world of tourism today.

Skal, consisting of senior members and professionals of the tourism industry is an international non-governmental organisation. It has 20,000 members of around 500 clubs in 87 countries worldwide, which are connected to the Headquarters of Skal international in Torremolinos, Spain. In Turkey, There are clubs in Denizli, Fethiye, Bodrum, Izmir, Marmaris, Bursa, Cukurova, Kapadokya, Kusadasi, Alanya, Ankara, Istanbul and Antalya. Additionally Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya clubs all have a group of young professional individuals called Young Skal. These Young Skal Members get the chance to meet, socialise ask for advice and guidance and learn more about their work environment with the senior members of Skal who are at the same time senior professionals in the travel and tourism sector.

Antalya Skal Club, was founded in 1988 by senior professionals of the tourism sector in Antalya. In parallel with the rapid growth in the tourism sector in Antalya, numbers of members in the Club soon grew just as the fast with the amount of professionals coming working in the tourism sector. Today, Antalya Skal Club is the third largest in the country.

Antalya Skal club formed one of the first Young Skal clubs in the world in 1998, then in 2002, Skal Alanya did the same. ( sanki burada Alanya Young Skal kurmus gibi bir ifade var..? Antalya Skal kulubunun Alanya’yi kurdugu ifadesini ilave etmeliyiz!) This shows that our country has contributed to the expansion of the family of Skal. Skal Antalya hosted the meeting of the council of Skal international, whilst in 2007, Antalya successfully hosted the 68th Skal World Congress, an introduction of a unique contribution to our country in an international area.

We invite all professionals in the travel and tourism industry to join Skal Antalya Club.

Why Skal?
Skal is not a work organisation, nor is it a form to make connections. It is not something that you would go to do for buisness, it is an organisation to to do buisness 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, socialise and discuss matters within the Travel and Tourism Industry.

Skal does not discriminate against political views, religion, gender, language or status.

You may join Skal to gain new friendships internationally, and to make new buisness networks globally. Skal was established in order to improve professionalism in the travel and tourism industry. To do this, Skal members regularly meet at conferences, seminars, international meetings, and other encouraged organisations.

The activities that Skal participates in, creates the opportunity to meet new members from around the world. Each being from a different environment, creates new friendships, and new buisness opportunites and ideas.

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

Skal Members gain a Skal membership card which can be useful in gaining 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 4 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 organisations, tourism boards, hotels, congress centres and tourism centres are all welcome to become members.

How can I become a member?
In order to become a member, first of all you must obtain a form from your nearest Skal club or you can fill in a form over the internet (www.skal.org). Potential members must show at least 2 members in the club who can advise him/her. Once he/she has attended 3 club meetings, his/her membership will be considered by the Club Board, and the National Comittee. After Club Board and National Comittee approve, membership application must be approved also by the Skal International Secretariat.

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