Skål International, the world’s largest association of hospitality executives, and Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, will host the 2019 Skål 80th Annual International World Congress. Over 1,200 travel industry professionals from around the world are expected to attend the 7-night voyage departing from Miami, Florida, USA on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Founded in 1932 in Paris, Skål unites all branches of the travel and tourism industry to promote global tourism, business and friendship. With 15,000 Members in 359 clubs throughout 83 Nations, Skål is an international professional organization of travel leaders from around the world who gather to share, improve and gather relationships, advice and ideas. Skål International Miami was founded in 1950 and is the most diverse Skål club with members that reflect the vibrant cultures of the South Florida community, Florida and all of the U.S.
Miami is the “Cruise Capital of the World” and it is fitting that Skål Miami has chosen a cruise voyage for this important event. “We have embarked upon our most exciting year in which our club will host the 2019 World Congress aboard the most bold and innovative cruise ship in the world, right here from our Magic City of Miami,” stated Darrick Eman, President of Skal International Miami. “Symphony of the Seas is the ultimate business development and networking venue to astonish our trusted travel and tourism leader members and guests with unrivaled experiences. This revolutionary first reflects the spirit of the unparalleled sail for our travel executives to explore iconic destinations, experience endless adventure and entertainment, and savor ultimate culinary experiences, as we engage in doing business among friends.”
Symphony of the Seas features innovations such as the ten-story slide, Ultimate Abyss℠, twin FlowRider® surf simulators and glow-in-the-dark laser tag, world-class entertainment, 7 neighborhoods, 20 restaurants and a variety of shopping experiences. The World Congress itinerary includes stops at Western Caribbean destinations including Roatán in Honduras, Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico and CocoCay, a private island in the Bahamas.
Skål World Congress organizers are aiming to provide attendees with opportunities for building business relationships, friendships and share ideas and business practices in both formal and informal business sessions.
Travel professionals are encouraged to join Skål and participate in this historic event. The booking window for the event is slated to close by March 2019 due to high demand.