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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.

Andrew J Wood examines possible strategies for hoteliers.

The six-member Executive Committee is made up of some industry veterans as well as up-and-coming young talented tourism industry professionals.

From 1 July Phuket will become the first destination in Thailand to welcome fully vaccinated, insured international travellers without the

From July 1, no quarantine for vaccinated tourists visiting Phuket.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) not only advises that vaccines save millions of lives each year, but they also reduce

The night included eleven new member sign-ups.

The industry needs a way out of quarantine for visitors, testing and vaccination maybe the answer. Also the industry is

With no end in sight to the stifling government imposed travel restrictions, businesses large and small are haemorrhaging and struggling

Whilst Thailand today is considered safer, with no new local infections for the past 4 weeks – what about the

As we begin to recover, we are presented with an opportunity to reset Thailand’s tourism model and build a better