Young Skål Garden Route

Skål International cares about young professionals and students in tourism. In 1999, Young Skål was set up as a division of Skål International with the aim of creating a greater awareness of Skål International by those young people studying for or training in the various sectors of the travel and tourism industry, enabling them to join Skål.

Young Skål International Garden Route was officially instated in 2016 and a Young Skål President was chosen in 2017, Rohan Minnaar.

Young Skål is a special membership category four tourism students or young professionals in the travel and tourism industry. Those young persons who qualify for Active membership cannot be approved as Young Skål members purely on grounds of age. They must have been a student or young professional in one of the classifications described in Article I section 1.2 of the Skål Bylaws for at least one year.

The Requirements to become a Young Skål member are:

Young Skål Professional

 is a young professional training for or working in the industry. They must be a minimum of 20 and maximum of 29 years of age.

Young Skål Student

 is a student at an authorised, tourism, educational establishment which grants a decree or recognised diploma upon completion of studies. They must be a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 27 years of age.

Young Skål Associate

 is a Young Skål Student who is still studying after the age of 27 or a Young Skål Professional still training or working in the industry after the age of 29 who does not yet qualify for Active membership. They may continue as Young Skål Associate members until the age of 35.

The Objectives of Young Skål are:

  • To develop friendship and common purpose between the students of the educational establishment, by participating in areas related to the tourism industry, but also in cultural, sports, travel and public relations activities.
  • To encourage and assist in the tourism education and experience of the members by participating in Skål activities and meeting Skål members.
  • To cooperate voluntarily in all Skål activities and the organisation set up by the sponsoring Club.
  • To promote training opportunities for its members and to acquire professional experience with the support of the local Skål Club.
  • To ensure that its members are fully aware of Skål, locally, nationally and internationally.