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SKAL International India sets new benchmark with dual-city congress in Bengaluru and Mysuru

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The SKAL India Congress acts as a pivotal platform for travel and hospitality professionals, facilitating impactful dialogues on industry growth, sustainability, and networking opportunities.

SKAL International India organized its SKAL India Congress, a first-of-its-kind event at Bengaluru and Mysuru. It was an elaborate platform designed for like-minded professionals who wanted to participate in the progress of the travel industry.

This event acted as a catalyst to initiate an exchange of views on the key issues of the travel and tourism industry. The event was designed to arrive at anticipating future growth of the industry by providing a bridge to connect today’s resources to tomorrow’s sustainability.

Ayappa Somaiah, President of the host club, Bangalore said “Incredible connections and partnerships formed during the conference have paved the way for a brighter future in our industry. A tremendous gathering of minds at the conference fueled our inspiration, and revitalized our resolve to meet the challenges of the growing industry.”

This event when ably supported and promoted by the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka. Karnataka will be the first state of India to host this prestigious event in two of its prime cities, Mysuru and Bengaluru. Globally, we have set an example of two important cities coming together to demonstrate their strong commitment to the Travel and Tourism Industry.”

Some of the highlights of the event were

Brand Ambassadors: Bomman & Bellie, the couple protagonists of the Oscar-winning documentary ‘Elephant Whisperers’ are the face of an emerging altruistic India, aware of its riches and wise enough to preserve them. This humble tribal couple have already been felicitated by our Honourable President Shrimati Droupadi Murmu and have also received many awards for their priceless work of raising orphaned elephant calves, just as one would raise their children.

Having them as the Brand Ambassadors, endorsing the credo of Skal by being faithful to sustainable development goals where nature with all its diversity is mindfully cared for and preserved from Anthropocene effects.

Carl Vaz, President, SKAL International India said, ” The SKAL India Congress was a resounding success, uniting industry leaders and visionaries for an inspiring exchange of ideas. The congress provided invaluable insights and practical takeaways, leaving us better equipped to drive growth of our members”

The Congress promised and delivered an action-packed event with Networking, Business Sessions, a showcase of cultural vistas and fellowship.

Sudipta Deb, the Congress Chairman, added “From engaging keynote sessions to the vibrant networking opportunities, this congress has brought our club members closer, and the energy and enthusiasm generated here will continue to drive our mission forward”.

The Congress began with a cultural extravaganza with the backdrop of Mysuru Palace where the colorful prelude to the Mysore Dasara celebrations were showcased. A panel discussion on the conservation and heritage of Mysore to a session on the growing menace of cyber-crimes to a power packed interview with Mr. Patu Keswani, Chairman and Managing Director of Lemon Tree Hotels.

Sudipta Deb, the Congress Chairman, added “From engaging keynote sessions to the vibrant networking opportunities, this congress has brought our club members closer, and the energy and enthusiasm generated here will continue to drive our mission forward”.

The event encompassed a B2B exhibition which demonstrated the need of business networking and helped showcase different destinations and products. The business sessions came to a close with a felicitation of achievers in the field of tourism and hospitality. The event included a delegation from US, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Rwanda, making it one of the most successful SKAL National conventions.

BS Prashanth, the Co-Host and President of SKAL International Mysore said “For the first time in the history of SKAL International, two clubs have come together to organize a National Congress. Our congress has been a remarkable journey, and it’s only the beginning of the great things we can achieve together as a club. This congress has set a new standard for excellence showcasing the strength of our members.”

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