SKÅL International, the professional association of senior travel and tourism executives, announced that its 2013 World Congress will be hosted by the New York City SKAL Chapter, September 28 to October 5, 2013.
SKAL said it will be the first time the Congress, which is expected to attract over 1,200 travel industry delegates from around the globe, has been based in New York since 1955, and the first time held in the United States since 1994.
Congress will also be the first to be held at sea on board the Carnival Glory, SKAL reports. The New York Chapter is one of the largest in the world.
The Carnival Glory will leave and return from New York City with ports-of-call in Boston, MA, Portland, ME, Saint John, NB Canada and Halifax, NS Canada. Daytrips are being arranged at each stop, as are pre/post tours within New York City and the region, SKAL reports.
SKÅL International’s World Congress is an annual meeting of representatives from the association’s 450 Clubs throughout 85 nations with approximately 20,000 professional members.
SKÅL International New York was the first chapter in North America and will mark its 75th Anniversary during the Congress.
A special website, www.Skal2013WorldCongress.com has been created to present Congress information to SKÅL members, the association reports.