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TripAdvisor generates record turnout at Skal Bangkok’s lunch

The networking lunch took place at the Compass SKYVIEW Hotel in Bangkok with General Manager and Skalleague Jacqui Cuthbertson providing the perfect venue and a sumptuous 3-course lunch.

BANGKOK – Skal International Bangkok‘s August lunch had a record turnout with guest speaker Mr Amolakh Calais, Regional Director of Hotel Solutions, Asia Pacific, TripAdvisor.

The Tripadvisor Executive presented a very current topic with an important message for all digital marketeers, covering travel and tourism related businesses, namely: “Leveraging user generated content to power your business.” Mr. Calais talked about the impact of user generated content and online reviews, and the importance of online reputation management.


Mr. Amolakh Calais, Regional Director of Hotel Solutions, Asia Pacific, TripAdvisor

The networking lunch took place at the Compass SKYVIEW Hotel in Bangkok with General Manager and Skalleague Jacqui Cuthbertson providing the perfect venue and a sumptuous 3-course lunch. The club’s regular monthly sponsors Paulaner and Tzar Caviar once again very generously supported this event along with CoffeeWORKS.

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Andrew J Wood was born in Yorkshire England, he is a former hotelier, Skalleague and travel writer. Andrew has 48 years of hospitality and travel experience. Educated at Batley Grammar School and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew started his career in London, working with various hotels. His first posting overseas was with Hilton International, in Paris, and he later arrived in Asia in 1991 on Bangkok with his appointment as Director of Marketing at the Shangri-La Hotel and has remained in Thailand ever since. Andrew has also worked with the Royal Garden Resort Group now Anantara (Vice President) and the Landmark Group of Hotels (Vice President of Sales and Marketing). Latterly he has been the General Manager at the Royal Cliff Group of Hotels in Pattaya and the Chaophya Park Hotel Bangkok & Resorts.

A past board member and Director of Skål International (SI), a former National President with SI Thailand and a two time past President of the Bangkok Club. Andrew is the former President of Skål Asia. In 2019, Andrew was awarded SKÅL’s highest award the distinction of Membre D’Honneur.

He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Asia.

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