Skal London and Skal UK have voted in two new, respective presidents, each with a brief to attract more young people into the global tourist industry and to promote the benefits of belonging to the Skal global network of tourism professionals.
The association’s new UK President, Alison Partridge, and London President Paul Hoskins, say they intend to make young people who work in the UK tourist industry more aware of Skal and its international network as they develop their careers.
“Skal International is an amazing global resource”, says Hoskins. “One of our young Skal members, Izzy McHarg (pictured), decided last year to get married and relocate to Australia. She used the Skal website to make contact with other members in Sydney and this led to her being successfully interviewed for a managerial position with a major hotel group on her arrival Down Under.”
Meanwhile, Partridge is promoting the International Young Skal Congress to be held in Bucharest, 24-25 April.
“The cost of attending this symposium has been set low and we are going to contribute towards the air fare for at least two young Skal delegates to enable them to travel to Bucharest and represent Skal UK at this important event,” says Partridge.
The first Skal Club was founded in 1932 in Paris and the association now has 17,000 members in 400 clubs throughout 90 nations.
Its 2014 World Congress takes place this year in Mexico City, 25-30 October.
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