Bangkok travel clubs support charities

BANGKOK, 16 December: The Thai capital’s top travel associations, SKÅL International Bangkok and the PATA Thailand Chapter, hosted their annual Christmas bash last week to raise funds for worthy charities in Thailand.

Over 140 travel and tourism executives attended the joint lunch event at the Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok.

The event delivered the usual  “hearty festive fare and festive season music and song from a group of carol singers.

Following the annual tradition, the party organised a lucky draw and a silent auction all part of the event’s Christmas Charity Fundraiser.

The four selected charities this year were:
•The Bamboo School of the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation;
•The Good Shepherd Sisters Centre;
•The PATA Foundation;
•The Kusa Panyarachun Scholarship Fund (which helps students studying innovation and tourism-related courses in Thailand).

This year’s party sponsors were Thai Airways, Serenity Wines, Paulaner Beers, CoffeeWORKS and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

(Source: Andrew Wood)