Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Skal members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.

Skal Dining Together

History of Skal Club

The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the “Association Internationale des Skål Clubs” was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the “Father of Skål”. The fact that “Skal” means “Cheers” in Swedish gives you some idea of the level of hospitality and friendliness that the clubs engender!

The Latest Gathering

On December 8, 2023, Skal International Jakarta held its yearly year-end dinner celebration at the stunning Singosari Hall at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta. This had a great attendance from a wide range of people in the tourism, travel and hospitality industries, and attracted the attention of some serious sponsors, who  generously provided the group with amazing  raffle prizes, including a  King Koil bed and two big screen  LG TVs which were the top awards. But there were some other great prizes including: Gran Melia, Novotel Cikini, NOW! Jakarta, Double Tree Diponegoro, Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, Artotel Wanderlust, Turkuaz, Robento, Dilmah, Prima fit, Life Coach and Roadybox.

Prizes at Skal Night!
More prizes

Of course the focal point of the evening was the great food provided by the marvellous Borobudur Hotel which exceeded all the participants’ expectations. Here is the menu: 

Mini brioche filled with chicken salad & guacamole on sweet cornbread
Mini herbs scones filled with preserved tomato and marinated mozzarella cheese
Mini Fruity Pavlova

Cold Smoked Salmon Tartar, Avocado Purée, Poached Quail Eggs,
Parmesan Grissini

Sea-to-Table Shrimp Bisque

Roasted Stuffed Turkey Roll, Turkey Giblet Gravy, Cranberries with Yorkshire
Pudding, Sweet Potato Mash, Braised Red Cabbage, Sauteed Butter Mushrooms

Indulgence Chocolate Cake, Crispy feuilleutine, Wild Berries Coulis,
Raspberry sorbet

But what is a good meal with some good drinks , especially for an organisation called ”Cheers” and there we were treated to Heineken Indonesia for the beers, Vibe Liqueur & Spirits and Beema Honey for the delectable cocktails, and Hatten Wines and Two Islands for their exquisite wines. The evening went with a beautiful flow as a result! 

The high note of the evening was provided by singer Mery Senger, who entertained the guests with pitch-perfect vocals.

Skal International Jakarta sends its warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024 to you and invites those in hospitality related businesses to join them in a new series of monthly dinners for 2024

For your information: Skål International today has approximately 15,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout 80 nations. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain. Skål is non-political and encourages advancement and evolution through affiliation with other international industry organisations such as the World Tourism Organisation. Skål does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, politics or social standing. Skål supports charitable causes.

For more information email to Skal Secretary: 
Mobile/WA : +62 815 8421 5573

NOW! Jakarta

NOW! Jakarta

The article is produced by editorial team of NOW!Jakarta