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PHUKET TOURISM Joint SKAL and PATA Event

Category: Tourism, Posted:22 Sep 2011 | 06:00 am

This coming Saturday September 24th SKAL and PATA are teaming up for a joint event at Karon's Moevenpick Resort and Spa starting at 5:30 pm.
This is the first time two of Phuket's major hospitality organizations, PATA and SKAL, have combined in a joint event on the island so it is an historic and newsworthy occasion for the island's hospitality industry.
From this collaboration PATA and SKAL hope to jointly grow a positive influence on Phuket's hospitality industry. Representatives from a wide range of Phuket tourist, business, travel agent, spa, diving, airline, golf, guides, boating and commerce organizations are to attend.
Therefore we are pleased to invite you, as a representative of the media on Phuket to this joint event held on behalf of SKAL International and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
This will be an ideal opportunity for PATA to introduce itself to SKAL members in Phuket, and learn more about PATA's history and leadership role in promoting Asia Pacific's travel and tourism's industries.
It will be a meet and greet session featuring speakers from some of the Thailand's leading international travel companies. The speakers will include:
Mr Luzi Matzig, CEO Asian Trails and PATA Global Board Member
Pioneer in Thailand tourism and owner of one of Asia's largest travel companies
Mr Bert van Walbeek, MD of The Winning Edge, PATA Thailand Chapter Chairman
Master of global crisis management and motivational speaker
Mr Blair Speers, Founder & CEO of HotelTravel.com and PATA Thailand Chapter IT Chairman
Leader of one of the world's top travel websites & Phuket's largest travel company
Ms Ben Montgomery, PATA Director of Chapter Development
Representing PATA Bangkok headquarters driving the association's growth in the region
Ms Blandine Cressard, GM of Novotel Phuket Panwa Resort, President of SKAL Phuket
Instrumental in SKAL Phuket's growth with vast experience in travel & hospitality worldwide
The event is supported by the Royal Thai Government's Ministry of Tourism & Sports (MOTS). Hosted guests will feature key government officials, including MOTS Phuket Director, Mr Baoyun Suwanmanee, in addition to representatives from the Thai Hotel Association, Phuket Tourist Association, Honorary Counsels and Phuket-based media.
This PATA introductory session is complimentary and jointly sponsored by Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach and HotelTravel.com. Dinner and cocktails for both SKAL and PATA members will be 900 baht, and 1,500 baht for invited guests attending with members of either association.
We hope you will participate in this first-of-its-kind initiative, which will assist in the ongoing development of tourism of Phuket. All reservations for this event should be made via the SKAL International Phuket & South Thailand website event section at <link>http://www.skalphuket.org/ *CLICK</link>

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