At the online session of the General Assembly of the Skål International, held on October 17, the Skål Club Kvarner was unanimously confirmed as host of the 83rd World Skål Congress, which will be held from 13 to 18 October 2022.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, this year’s Skål Congress, which was supposed to be held in Opatija and Rijeka these days, under the motto “SKÅL CONGRESS IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2020”, was canceled. However, tourist workers from Kvarner did not give up the unique opportunity to present their region to the representatives of the world’s largest association of tourism professionals.
The repeated demanding candidacy of Kvarner, Opatija and Rijeka was presented at the session of the General Assembly by PhD Irena Peršić Živadinov (president of Skål Club Kvarner for two terms and director of the Kvarner Tourist Board) and Kvarner was unanimously and with the great support of colleagues from around the world entrusted with hosting this event, which is of immeasurable importance for tourism destinations and the whole of Croatia. In her introductory address, Tamara Černeka, President of the Skål Club Kvarner, emphasized that the current challenges and the crisis facing world tourism have strengthened the desire of Kvarner tourism workers to ensure that the hosting is done flawlessly in 2022.