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Skal Turku 50 Years

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October 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm CEST

Dear Skålleague,

Our tourism colleagues in Turku lived through historic times 50 years ago. After all, they had just founded Skål International Turku, an association of tourism professionals in South-West Finland. 

Our activities have continued uninterrupted since then and many Skål members remember our peak performance so far in September 2011, when we organized the organisation’s 73th World Congress and attracted more than 600 delegates from all over the world to Turku and the Archipelago. 

The Club is active and we have also been involved in Skål’s international activities. In recent years, Turku has provided the organization with a World President as well as the President of the International Council and later a member of the Executive Board.  We have done almost miraculous things for our size and now it is time to celebrate together with our members, Skålleagues around Europe as well as partners from 6 to 8 October 2023.

The celebration weekend will be full of interesting events and encounters in the spirit of the 70s.

On Friday, we will kick off with a Get-together party at “Vinoteekki”, a private wine club owned by our President, Ilkka Joukanen.

Saturday will be the main day with a high-quality tourism seminar (in Finnish) at the Forum Marinum and a guided walking tour and visit to the Forum Marinum Maritime Center for our international guests.

The day will be crowned with a Gala Dinner at the legendary Ruissalo Spa in the spirit and with a menu from 1973.

Registration with the prices and payment details is available here

We are happy to answer any questions you may have at

You are warmly welcome to Turku, SKÅL!

2023 Board

PS: See below for choices in accommodation!


We have many Skål hotels in Turku, here are a few options with special rates:

RadissonBlu Marina Palace Hotel:
120 EUR / River View single room
120 EUR / River View double room
Prices include buffet breakfast and use of sauna. Prices are NET, i.e. do not include commission. A limited number of special rate rooms are available.
 To book a room, please visit:
➔ Choose your destination.
➔ Arrival and departure date
➔ Number of persons
➔ When making your reservation, please enter the discount code SKAAL23.
➔ Press apply

Ruissalo Spa  
99 EUR Nordic Deluxe single room118 EUR Nordic Deluxe double room prices include buffet breakfast and use of sauna and spa. Book online with a code: PROSKAL 

Hotel Seaport
89 EUR Single room109 EUR Double room prices include buffet breakfast Book at: with a code: SKÅL

Park Hotel 
120 EUR Single room 120 EUR Double room prices include buffet breakfast and parkingBook at: with