Wood back in Asia Skål

September 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Associations, News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 6 September 2017: Skål Club Bangkok’s PR director, Andrew Wood, has been assigned the role of vice president for Skål’s Southeast Asia board.

An long-time member and supporter of Skål, an association for travel industry executives worldwide, Wood served on the Southeast Asia board as vice president, 2009 to 2010.

He was also a key figure in various bids to bring the Skål International Congress to Thailand and a former president of the Bangkok club. Read more

Tips on TripAdvisor reviews

August 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 30 August 2017: Thai hotels need to leverage user generated content to power their business and drive more bookings, TripAdvisor regional director of hotel solutions, Asia Pacific, Amolakh Calais, told Skal International Bangkok members attending the club’s August lunch event.

The Tripadvisor executive presented an important message for all digital marketeers, covering travel and tourism related businesses touching on the impact of user generated content and online reviews, as well as the importance of online reputation management.

The networking lunch took place at the Compass Skyview Hotel in Bangkok with general manager and Skalleague, Jacqui Cuthbertson providing the venue. Read more

Skal honours former Samui president

June 15, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 15 June 2017: SkalThailand’s prestigious Malai Sakolviphak Award has been presented to Michael Biedermann, former president of the Skal Club of Samui Island.

The presentation was made by Skal Thailand president, Dale Lawrence, during the Samui club’s monthly networking dinner.

The award is presented annually to a Skal member in Thailand who has made a significant contribution to the organisation over an extended period. Read more

Qatar Airways supports Skal event

April 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 21 April 2017: Qatar Airways is offering discounts of up to 25% off fares to Manama for travel industry executives attending the Skal Asian Area Annual Congress in Bahrain.

The offer is valid for three separate fare levels covering 16 booking classes in first, business and economy class cabins.

Tickets are now available and the discounted fares apply from 2 to 25 May. Read more

Bahrain bankrolls Skal Asian event

March 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Middle east, News

BANGKOK, 15 March 2017: Gulf Air is backing the 2017 Skal Asian Area Annual Congress and General Assembly in Bahrain with a 30% discount on fares to Bahrain for all delegates.

Skal members and their guests attending the 46th Asian Area Congress, this May, receive a  discount code when registering. The code applies to selected fares in economy and business class available on the Gulf Air website.

“This is a fantastic gesture by Bahrain’s national carrier and it reflects the importance of our forthcoming congress in a tourism destination that is growing in popularity,” said Skal Asian area president Robert Sohn. Read more

Travel industry Christmas event

November 29, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 29 November 2016: PATA Thailand Chapter and the SKAL International Bangkok have announced details of their annual Christmas Networking Lunch, Tuesday, 13 December.

The event will be held at Siam Kempinski Hotel.

Billed as a charity event, members and friends are invited to attend the joint association party that attracts more than 200 top travel and hospitality executives from the travel industry in Thailand. Read more

Cruise executive captains Skål

October 10, 2016 by  
Filed under News, People, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 10 October 2016: Skål International announced the appointment of Daniela Otero as its new CEO, late last week.

She joins Skål from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Pullmantur, where she held the position of marketing and revenue manager.

Otero, originally from Argentina and holds Spanish nationality. Read more

Skal campaigns for delegates

May 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 4 May 2016: Skal clubs in Asia are rallying members to attend the international organisation’s annual congress that will be hosted in Singapore.

Skal Asia area president, Robert Sohn, is leading the campaign to bolster attendance from clubs across Asia.

The event should attract close to 3,000 delegate,  but in its hey-day, the congress drew as many as 9,000 delegates worldwide. Read more

Skal extends footprint to Krabi

January 4, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 4 January 2016: The Malai Sakolviphak Award for 2015 has been presented to the founding members of the newly formed Skal Club in Krabi, southern Thailand.

The award is made in memory of Malai Sakolviphak, a  highly respected tourism industry figure in Thailand, who died in 2011 after many years of distinguished service to Skal at both local and international level.

The award was presented to hotelier George Kenton, president of Skal Krabi, by the organisation’s national president for Thailand, Dale Lawrence. Read more

Hyderabad votes beat Bangkok

November 4, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 4 November 2015: Skål International Hyderabad Chapter won the bid to host Skål World Congress in Hyderabad in 2017.

It beat short-listed opponent, Bangkok, by a few crucial votes, cast during the general assembly at the Skål World Congress held in Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain, last week.

India’s online travel trade media, Breaking News, confirmed Skål Hyderabad Chapter president, Vijay Mohan Raj, made the successful presentation to the general assembly that swung the vote in favour of an Indian venue for the first time in association’s long history.

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