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Postponement of Skal International Congress, Mombasa 2015

The new venue for the 2015 World Congress will be the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain. The exact area of the Costa del Sol and the Congress dates will be announced by the end of May and a full congress package will be available for members by 20 June 2015.

The Executive Committee of Skal International, in conjunction with the Chairman of the Kenya Local Organising Committee, has made the decision to postpone the 2015 Mombasa Congress and select a new venue and date for 2015.

As a consequence of feedback from the global membership of Skal International the world’s largest travel and tourism organisation, whose membership is made up of senior executives in the global travel and tourism industry, with 16,500 members in 85 countries, it is evident that to hold a congress in Mombasa at this time will not achieve the desired result of Skal members meeting, debating and enjoying the sight and sounds that only the Kenya Coast can provide. The prevailing opinion is the necessary quorum may not be reached given the continued insistence of governments to place travel advisory notices to specific areas of Kenya where the Congress was to be held.

The new venue for the 2015 World Congress will be the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain. The exact area of the Costa del Sol and the Congress dates will be announced by the end of May and a full congress package will be available for members by 20 June 2015.

The Executive Committee of Skal International has made this decision as a result of feedback from the membership and clubs, as guardians of these decisions, has acted accordingly.

On behalf of the Executive Committee and the membership, Skal International President, V. Salih Cene would like to extend their deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the Local Organising Committee and Skalleagues in Kenya (Nairobi and Kenya Coast Clubs) for their tireless work over the past three years and more importantly for their compassion and understanding in the decision to postpone the 2015 event.

Tony Clegg-Butt – Chairman of the Local Organising Committee in Kenya adds: “We are exceptionally disappointed that this year’s World Congress on the Beach has been postponed to 2018. Greater forces, totally beyond our control led to this decision being taken in concert with the Executive Committee of Skal International.

My Committee and I have worked tirelessly over the past four years to bring the World Congress to Kenya. We so much wanted to showcase Magical Kenya to you all. Put simply, you’ll all have to wait another three years, because my friends you WILL be coming to Kenya in 2018 that I am very sure of.

In closing, I’d like to thank all of our Skal friends around the world who have supported our bid over the years and who have more recently sent messages of support to us. This is so appreciated.

Finally I would like to thank all the members of my Local Organising Committee here in Kenya who have worked so hard and shown true dedication over the past three-years. The work starts now for our bid for 2018, we will prevail.”

Photo caption: Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.

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