Bangkok – At the 8th January 2008 meeting of Skal Intl Bangkok, which took place at the Conrad hotel, Mr. Andrew J. Wood, General Manager, Chaophya Park Hotel & Resorts, was elected President for 2008-2010. Wood is also a special eTN Ambassador in Thailand.
Wood replaces Brian Sinclair Thompson of SWISS International airlines, who hands over responsibility after a very successful 4 year tenure.
Mr. Somsak Kiratipanich was returned as Vice President and Mr.Robert (BOB) Lee was returned as Executive Secretary.
Wood is also the Skal International Councillor for Thailand and Skal Asian Area Director of Development.
Wood’s election day victory coincided with his 49th Birthday.
The Skal Club of Bangkok was formed in 1956 (Club No.153) which meets on the second Tuesday of each month and currently has 94 members.
Skål International, founded as an international association in 1934, is the largest organisation of travel and tourism professionals in the world, embracing all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, in five continents, 87 countries and at over 500 locations, with 22,000 members from hoteliers to travel agents, airlines, tourism media, tourism academicians etc.
Skål International is aiming at quality in tourism and values sustainable development in tourism as the key to the industry’s future success and considers Ecotourism is but one area of the various components of sustainable development and responsible tourism. www.skal.org.