SKAL International Hyderabad the worlds largest tourism and hospitality organization conducted its Tourism Networking event
The Voice of Chandigarh|Travel Trade Reporter
SKAL International Hyderabad, the worlds largest tourism and hospitality organization conducted its Tourism Networking event in Radisson Hyderabad Hi-Tech Hotel in Gachibowli, Skal is ESTD IN 1932 in Paris, France, present in 102 countries, 343 cities around the world with 14500 members, its has the top hoteliers, tour operators, tourism board, Travel agents and allied tourism professionals as members, Skal International Hyderabad chapter takes care of the development of tourism in AP and TS. The event started with the National anthem and Skal Hymn. it was a proud moment for Skal International Hyderabad by having the three superpowers in one stage on Skal event USA – TURKEY – UNITED KINGDOM
His Excellency Dr Andrew Fleming was the Chief Guest, The British Deputy High Commissioner, British deputy high commission, Hyderabad, The Guest of Honour was His Excellency Adnan Altay Altinors, Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Hyderabad and Special Invitees were Ms Annette Dsilva, Commercial Advisor, United States Commercial Services of United States Consulate General, Hyderabad, Ms Cholada, Director, Thailand tourism, Dr Chinnam Reddy, Director Nithim , Hospitality College, Hyderabad and Earnest Immanuel, Director, International Insitute of Hotel Management.
Hon Secretary Sk Monik Dharamshi of Skal International of Hyderabad did the welcome speech and Invited all the delegates and honoured them, President N S N Mohan gave a speech regarding tourism and its opportunity for promotion of Telangana and AP as a destination in the global market and insisted on teamwork, contribution team building, networking with the Skal members doing business with each other and stated this was the Idea of Skal by the founding fathers. He quoted that ” Ask not Skal can do for you and ask what we together can do for Skal “.India has 15 clubs as of today with 1100 members and its growth in other cities too is commendable.
Chief Guest Dr Andrew Fleming spoke regarding the Increase in numbers in 2019 and the United Kingdom has 4 countries with different tourism destination as England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales is one of the most prefered destinations in the world for Indians and it has huge Indian diaspora spread out all over the country, He also told he was very confident good times are coming soon 2021 -22 will have great numbers regarding tourism. Dr Andrew gave a detailed account with facts and figures tourism between the UK and India.
Guest of Honour Adnan Altay Altinors spoke on the relationship between Turkey and India and its rich culture and heritage. He spoke regarding the great tourism spots such as Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus, Cappadocia etc which always have huge footfalls of Indian tourist around the year. He also spoke that Turkey is one of the most favourite destinations around the globe with its flagship carrier Turkish Airlines covering most parts of the world. He also spoke regarding the long relationship with these 2 great countries
Vice President of Skal Ravichandran and Sk Akash Saxena, Director Membership Development Inducted the 12 new members pinning them by seniors of the club and administering the Oath from the tourism fraternity into Skal. Dr Chinnam Reddy, Director of NITIM spoke regarding the hospitality industry and the role of catering colleges shaping the future leaders of the hospitality industry and he also assured he will support SKAL in building the young SKAL team and Earnest Immanuel, Director, IIHM too assured his full support on the same. Ms Cholada, Director of Tourism Thailand presented a wonderful video as Thailand is waiting for tourism to start again soon. Skal International members such as Radisson Hyderabad Hi-Tech Hotel, COO MVG Ganesh, Sukumar Prabhu, Director Verticle Aerosports, Rakesh Mohan, Director of BKS and DKS tours, Ashok Harkara gave a presentation on the need for Insurance in Life on TATA AIA. Skal toast was raised by Vice President Ravichandran and members followed Ms Annette Dsilva networked and one to one spoke about the USA as a Mice destination and answered questioned as passive attendance.
Sandeep Karwa, Acting Treasurer gave the Vote of thanks and thanked all the delegates, he also thanked Mr MVG Ganesh, COO, Radisson Hyderabad Hi-Tech hotel and his team which had organized this event meticulously with flawless arrangement with great amical and camaraderie and wished him all success for the brand new 5 star Sarover Hotel of his chain to be opened in Rajahmundry next month. Sandeep thanked all the Skal members and the event ended