Canadian elected as World President of Skål International

Thursday, October 22, 2020.

In a global online election held Saturday, October 17th, during the Organization’s 81st Annual General Meeting, Bill Rheaume form the Canadian Rockies Club, was elected to the position of World President beginning in January 2021.

Prior to his election, Bill served as Vice President on the Executive Board of Skål International.

Mr. Rheaume has been a member of Skål International since 1992, serving as President of Skål Canada as well as President of the International Council for two years prior to being elected as a Director at the Skål World Congress in Mombasa, Kenya in 2018. 

I am excited at the prospect of leading the world’s largest travel and tourism association with a very capable Executive Board. Our focus will be on increasing Global Partnerships, modernizing our governance model and providing decisive leadership for the association’s and tourism’s post COVID-19 recovery, we are after all Travel and Tourism Organization dedicated to promoting Travel and Tourism,” said Mr. Rheaume.

Hosted via Zoom and live streamed via YouTube, this year’s Skål World President Peter Morrison led the Annual General Assembly on Saturday October 17 from his home in Christchurch, New Zealand.

According to Mr. Rheaume, the meeting was originally scheduled to be held in Rijeka and Opatija in the Kvarner Region of Croatia however, because of COVID-19, the meeting’s format was altered to be a virtual platform.

About Bill Rheaume

Bill Rheaume is a seasoned hospitality professional with many years of senior executive experience in the hotel industry. He is currently Director of Management Services with Inntegrated Hospitality Management Ltd. (“IHM”), a Canadian hospitality consulting and management company providing integrated consulting solutions and management services to Hospitality industry businesses.

President Rheaume’s theme for 2021 is: 'Passion for Tourism and Professional Pride for Skål'.