Skål reaches new heights
Skål International is delighted to announce that father and daughter team Ajeet and Deeya Bajaj scaled Mount Everest this week. Ajeet is a member of Skål International Delhi.
The team reached the summit on Wed 16 May 2018 at 4.45 am, Deeya Bajaj a few minutes ahead of her father. They have stamped their place in history since this is the first time that a father and daughter have achieved this monumental feat together.
Celebrating their mountainous achievement they paid tribute to the Travel and Tourism Association by un-furling the Skål flag at the summit. A proud moment for Skål International and Skalleagues across the globe from the Himalayan rooftop of the world to all corners of the world.
Messages have flooded in from many of the 14,000 members of Skål International globally to heartily congratulate Ajeet Bajaj and daughter Deeya Bajaj and to toast in their tremendous achievement.
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. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to Do Business Among Friends.
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”.
Skål International today has approximately 14,000 members in 354 Clubs throughout 83 countries. 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 International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year.
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