Past and Present Skål Asia Presidents Welcomed at Bangkok Meeting

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Skål Asia President Andrew J Wood receives his chain

BANGKOK: With travel between India and Thailand opening up and quarantine no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers, Skål Asia President Andrew J Wood  (third right) along with Past Asia President Jason Samuel (third left) were both warmly welcomed to the first face-to-face meeting of the Bangkok club since March this year.

Jason who had flown in from Mumbai to join the meeting took the opportunity to present the hand delivered chain on behalf of the Asian Area to President Andrew who was elected in September 2021. The COVID-delayed chain presentation took place recently at the May networking cocktail event, organised by Skål International Bangkok at The Peninsula Hotel. Also seen in the photograph from the Bangkok club, are Pichai Visutriratana Events Director (far left), James Thurlby President (second left), Michael Bamberg Secretary (second right) and John Neutze Treasurer (far right). 

Skål International is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world. Founded in 1934, Skål International is an advocate of global tourism and peace and is a not for profit association. Skål does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, religion or politics. Skål is focused on doing business and business networking in the company of fellow professionals in an atmosphere of friendship. The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia, with a growing number of clubs, the Association was then formed two years later. The Skål toast promotes Happiness, Good Health, Friendship, and Long Life.

It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. 

Skål International today has approximately 13,000 members in 317 Clubs throughout 103 nations headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.

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