Malai Sakolviphak remembered
Posthumous Personality of the Year award given to Malai Sakolviphak
The Asia Area Committee of Skal International, the world’s largest and oldest travel industry networking organization, has recognized the outstanding achievements of the late Malai Sakolviphak.
At the 41st Skal Asia Congress held in Penang, Malai Sakolviphak was named “Personality of the Year.” Delegates held a minute’s silence in memory of the travel industry legend regarded by many as the “Father of Skal” in Thailand. The award was accepted by Skal Thailand President Andrew Wood and Skal Bangkok President Dale Lawrence.
“Many moving and heartfelt tributes were paid by Skal members around the world when they heard of Khun Malai’s passing. This award is yet another fitting tribute to a travel industry professional, and a real gentleman, whose contribution to Skal will probably never be surpassed,” said Lawrence.
The presentation was made by Skal International worldwide President Enrique Quesada, who was visiting Penang from Mexico, Asia Area President Gerry Perez, and Marco Battistotti - President of Skal International Penang.