The Orange Coast Club is comprised of numerous hotel managers and marketing directors, restaurateurs, representatives of limousine and coach companies, travel agents, county tourism offices, destination resorts, colleges and universities, theme parks, entertainment companies, and more. So, your membership provides you many opportunities and manners to market your property or service.

SKAL International

What does Skål mean? The word is a greeting toast from Europe. Each letter has special representation.


What does Skål mean? The word is a greeting toast from Europe. Each letter has special representation.

S haring our special tourism talents with others.
K nowledge our 65 members have of the tourism industry.
A id to others, through scholarships or financial assistance.
L eadership, in that we are all leaders.

Skål is the only international organization which brings together all sectors of the travel and tourism industry. Representing the industry’s managers and executives, Skål members meet at local restaurants in an environment of friendship to discuss subjects of common interest.


Your membership provides you with a number of contacts who are able to enhance your business, both here in the OC region as well as throughout the world.  Interested in getting to know more about SKAL OC? Perhaps you're interested in attending one of our upcoming events?  

SKAL Orange Coast welcomes new members of the Travel & Tourism industry and those businesses associated with Travel & Tourism as well. Our Club is one of diversity, inclusion and true friendship.  We invite you to join us as a guest for an event or to join SKAL OC!

Annual Membership Dues:           $205 per person


Contact Us for different payment options available.  Apply Now 


Why Join?

Comprised of travel, tourism and transportation professionals, the business advantage of joining Skål is obvious. By attending our local meetings, congresses and other events, members are able to meet industry colleagues from clubs throughout the world and network with other members in the industry. These meetings give members the chance to make contacts, on both a business and personal level, and to forge new and lasting friendships.

Membership Benefits

A brief summary of your membership benefits include:


Business Contacts - more than 22,000 tourism-related member companies to choose from.

Networking - tourism professionals representing their travel-oriented companies here in Orange County attend monthly meetings and social events.

Monthly Meetings – opportunities to interact with local industry colleagues in one of the many fine dining establishments in the area.hotel, rental car, etc.

Friendship & Comradeship – develop new friends within the travel & tourism industry that can bring or recommend business.

SKAL Database – your membership grants you access to 22,000 members worldwide.

Traveling – you have many opportunities to attend regional, national and international congresses offering special travel arrangements.

Membership Advantages – as a Skål-league your membership in the Association will be recognized in many ways as you travel with discounts on hotel, rental car, etc.

Young SKAL Membership

Young Skål is a division of the Skål International organization, specially created for students and young professionals in the field of tourism. 


The mission of Young Skål is to recruit for the Skål project all those who work in the area of selling and promoting touristic services. The main objective is to integrate and familiarize these people with the core values of the Skål International organization: Friendship, Peace, Unity and Promotion of the common interests in the field of tourism, both locally and internationally. 

When a Young Skål member gets to a management position in the touristic industry, he/ she will continue to support and encourage the Skål project, thus becoming a leader who can proactively change his/ her working environment.​

  • Young Skål is destined to all young professionals aged between 20 and 29, who study or work in tourism for at least two years.

  • Young Skål Student: they must be a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 27 years of age

  • Young Skål Professional: they must be a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 29 years of age

  • Young Skål Associate: after the age of 27, or working in the industry after the age of 29 who does not yet qualify for Active membership 


The main idea constituting Young Skål is to attract young professionals to the organization and to turn them into active Skål members, once they reach the necessary qualification. The continuity of the movement can be secured by constantly recruiting new members. The members of Young Skål have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities, both in the hospitality industry and in related fields, such as culture, sports or PR. They will therefore have the possibilty of meeting Skål members and interact with them, voluntarily contributing to the general success of the organization. The young participants enjoy the support of the local Skål Club for social activities and for increasing professional experience, having at the same time the opportunity of connecting to an international network of professionals in the field.

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