Connecting Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Professionals across the Tampa Bay region and beyond

club founded in 1959

About Skål

Skål is the only international organization that brings together all branches of the travel, and tourism and hospitality industry. Representing the industry’s managers and executives, Skålleagues meet at local, national and international levels in an environment of friendship to discuss subjects of common interest. The first Club was founded in Paris in 1934 by travel trade managers who had been on an educational tour of Scandinavia. Skål now has more than 12,000 members in over 300 Clubs, spread throughout 76 countries. Skal Tampa Bay was founded on September 25, 1959.

Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Monday of each month with the exception of August. Our club has three special-event meetings every year; one of which is our Installation and Past President Recognition Dinner another is our Annual Holiday Party/Wine Pull and Auction and our newest is our Annual Salute To Tourism, where we award deserving members and industry leaders for their commitment to tourism. Event days are subject to change based on venue availability.

Upcoming event

February Joint Meeting with Orlando Club
2.2.2024 - Orlando, FL

Upcoming event

March Meeting - Bahama Breeze Tampa
03.11.2024 - 6:00 PM

come and join us for a meeting

Who is eligible to join?

Membership in Skål is open to qualified persons in a senior, executive or management position in the travel and tourism industry or supplier for this industry. Prospective members are sponsored by a current Skål member and are officially inducted after attending two meetings. The one-time initiation fee is $165.00 (currently waived). Yearly fees are $550.00 which includes membership dues and all meals. If you are in the Tampa Bay area in a managerial position with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in travel or tourism, please consider joining us at an upcoming event to get to know who we are and what we are all about.

The power of SKAL International

89 years empowering our network of contacts for the promotion of Travel and Tourism worldwide

Professional Connections

Business Opportunities

Global Network

Discounts & Benefits

Environmental Commitment

Promotional Activities