Skal International and PATA join forces in Bangkok


SKAL International Bangkok and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held a joint Christmas Luncheon in Bangkok at the Dusit Thani Hotel on Tuesday, December 8. The event was attended by over 100 members and guests, among whom was the recently appointed governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni.

Skal is the world’s largest organization of travel and tourism professionals with over 21,000 members in 500 clubs in 86 countries. The first club was founded in Paris in 1932, and the association was born in 1934. Skal is a truly global organization that offers members as much opportunity to do business among friends within SKAL as they wish or to just simply network within their own communities.

Pictured in the photo are board members of both associations with Mr. Suraphon, who appears in the middle of the front row (6th right) with Mr. Andrew Wood, president of Bangkok Skal (7th right); Mr. Greg Duffell, president and CEO of PATA (5th right); and Mr. Luzi Matzig, chairman of the local Thailand PATA chapter (4th right).