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Skål International Hawaii

International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals

Young SKÅL

About Young SKÅL

Young SKÅL was created by SKÅL International in 1999 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.

Young Skal is a category of SKÅL International specifically for students directly related to the travel and tourism industry. SKÅL Hawaii - Young SKÅL membership is open to those students and young professionals between the ages of 20 through 28.

It is a restricted SKÅL International category and as such Group members are not entitled to full SKÅL International membership, to hold office, or to vote in sponsoring club or at any level in SKÅL International. Group members can attend only attend national or international congresses or meetings as an accompanying person of an active or life member of SKÅL International, unless specifically invited.

Objectives of Young SKÅL

To devlop friendship and common purpose between the students of the educational establishment, by participating in areas related to the tourism industry, and also in cultural, sports, travel and public relations activities.

  1. To encourage and assist in the tourism education or experience of the members by participating in activities and meeting members of SKÅL International Hawaii.

  2. To cooperate voluntarily in all activities and the organization set up by SKÅL International Hawaii.

  3. To promote training opportunities for its members and to aquire professional experience with the support of SKÅL International.

  4. To ensure that its members are fully aware of SKÅL International, locally, nationally and internationally.

  5. To participate in an international network of Young SKÅL Groups. Young SKÅL is open to all students between the ages of 20 years of age and 28 years and have been pursuing a travel and tourism-related degree program for a minimum of two years.

Become a Young SKÅL

The requirements to become a Young SKÅL member are:

  1. Student at an accredited educational institution that grants a degree, diploma or certificate upon completion of studies.

  2. Young professional training or working in the industry.

  3. At least 20 years of age and not older than 28.

  4. Agree with and accept the objectives and regulations of the Young SKÅL Group.

  5. Successfully complete the application process for Young SKÅL.






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Mission of Young SKÅL

Young SKÅL is to enroll all persons training or working in the sales and/or promotion of tourism worldwide into the movement. The objective is to welcome them into the world of SKÅL International and make them familiar with its values; Friendship Peace, Solidarity, and promoting common, local and international interests in the Tourism Industry. Ensuring that once a management position is reached, the Young SKÅLleague will continue to support the movement strongly, its ideals and principals and by being a leader, to proactively transform the environment in which he/she live.



Hawaii's Accredited Educational Institutions

SKÅL Members from Each Campus - Young SKÅL Advisors

Junwook Chi, PhD.

Assistant Professor in Transportation

School of Travel Industry Management

University of Hawaii at Monoa

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Wendy S. Lam, PhD.

Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

College of Business - Department of Business

Hawaii Pacific University

Hospitality & Tourism Education

Dave Evans, PhD. CHE

Professor & Department Chair

Hospitality & Tourism Education

Kapiolani Community College

Hospitality & Tourism Education

Ron Umehira


Career & Technical Education

Leeward Community College

Hospitality & Tourism Education
Hospitality & Tourism Education

Special Events...

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Paige Coppedge Received 2023 Special Graduate Asst Award in TIM 


Susan Iverson Received 2023 Special Jr in Human Resource Management Award

Young Skal members join in on Delta Airlines operations tour on December 5, 2017.

Willard Oshiro, Manager of Delta Airlines reviews operations with Young Skal members.
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Jaesuk Oh, Jared Matsuki and Emily Cho at Skal Hawaii's Holiday Dinner on December 12, 2018 at The Kahala..


Martina Kostalova, Dr. Junwook Chi, Jungyul Kim, Naomi Whang and Yui Tsukasaki

at Morimoto Asia - Skal Hawaii's March 29, 2018 dinner meeting.

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Delta Airlines's Manager, Willard Oshiro, (center) along with Lou Abaya (Operations Service Mgr. (left) and Gordon Resquer (Ramp Operations Mrg. - not shown) gave Young Skal members an overview of Delta's business model, passenger service as well as aircraft service operations. The tour gave students a real insight to airline operations in Honolulu.


Willard Oshiro, Lou Abaya, Dr. Junwook Chi, Gordon Resquer, Gellyn Flores, Talamanua Tagia, Samantha Londynsky, Richard Park, Tara Ann Marie Pacubas, Jeongyul Kim, Wonmi Bae, Jaesuk Oh, Eisei Shigeta, Jeffie Sun and Tom Anusewicz

Lou Abaya, Operations Service Mgr. shared some real insight on Delta's passenger service operations. Delta strives to provide a premium service with well trained staff along with cutting edge technology. Delta's financial numbers indicate that their team are doing things right.


Mahalo to Willard Oshio and his staff at Delta Airlines for an awesome morning!

A wonderful evening event at the DECK put on by our Young Skal members. Mahalo to all those that came out to support our students as they prepare for exams and the end of another school years. We need more of these casual events. 

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