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Government sends Thai Airways to bankruptcy court

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announces the cabinet's decision that Thai Airways International will file for bankruptcy, at Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:29

Thai Airways faces ‘life or death’ with less support

Loss-making Thai Airways International must submit a rehabilitation plan by the end of the month if it wants the government to consider a rescue package.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 07:13

Hotels in Asia increasingly worried as debts mount

Jones Lang LaSalle reports from Thailand that hotels across the region are under extreme financial stress as they face operating with reduced occupancies for the foreseeable future.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:06

The Skål Club of Bali donates one tonne of rice every month to needy causes

The Board has agreed to re-allocate all costs associated with Skål Congresses for 2020 that have been cancelled, to donate back to the community.
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 02:12

Industry veteran passes in Samui

Ken opened one of the first Italian restaurants (La Casa in Lamai) and later he was the General Manager at the Weekender Resort.
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 02:02

COVID-19: Communicating the best advice in the world

It is worth recording what we know about this pandemic for historical reasons and to look at a few questions that should be answered.
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:03

A practical guide to recovery post Covid-19

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has provided some leadership with recommendations calling for urgent government support.
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:11

2nd Asia Destination Film Forum

The Destination Film Festival incorporating the 2nd Mekong Mini Movie Festival featured short films promoting Asian destinations throughout the day-long Forum.
Fri, 01/31/2020 - 06:52

Freeland congratulates Chinese government for banning wildlife trade appeals for ban to be permanent

China is the world’s number one consumer of wildlife, with the United States in second place.
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 20:07

SKÅL Bangkok bags 4 awards at World Congress

The Club receiving the most votes is named as "Skål Club of the Year 2018/2019" and receives the Michael O'Flynn Perpetual Trophy, as well as a free double registration for the 2020 Skål World Congress.
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 06:45

SKÅL sets sail in style

The 2019 Skål World Congress is being held on the largest and most innovative cruise ship ever conceived, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas.
Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:19

Daniela Otero, CEO of Skål International, elected to the new UNWTO Affiliate Members Board

As announced from UNWTO, the formal constitution of the new UNWTO Affiliate Members Board will take place within the framework of the Twenty-Third General Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia, next September 2019.
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:56

SKAL Asia Congress 2019 - A bright light in SKAL

Membership in Asia continues to grow with 2,525 members today and new clubs are formed
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 08:25

Travel’s dynamic changes

A personal perspective by Andrew J Wood President SKÅL International Bangkok
Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:54

FUN! FUN! FUN! Thailand’s Beachfront resort hotel’s top 20

Novotel Hua Hin is an award-winning beachfront resort on Thailand’s eastern gulf coast, offering seven room types including the Family Fun Room and Family Fun Suites with king-size and bunk beds with kid-friendly amenities, private balconies and panoramic sea views.
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:03