Travel Trade Journal

New Skål Internatio­nalKolkata team gearing to bid for Skål World Congress 2024

In an attempt to revive tourism and reboot the travel business in the eastern part of India, Skål Internatio­nal- Kolkata elected its new management team for the next season, 2021–2023.

- Team TTJ

Skål Internatio­nal clubs worldwide comprise travel and tourism industry company owners and decision-makers, thought leaders, and industry influencer­s at the highest level. At present, India has 14 Skål Internatio­nal clubs that work very closely under a national leadership team with all the global tourism entities in support of their members’ good business.

At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Kolkata on September 23, the new Skål Internatio­nal -Kolkata committee re-elected Sk Sanjeev Mehra as the President, Sk Amin Asghar as the First Vice President, Sk Punam Arora as the Second Vice President, Sk June Mukherjee as the Secretary, Sk Nilesh Mukhi as the Treasurer, Sk Jay Saraogi in Membership Developmen­t, Sk Pramod Lunawat and Sk Avanti Chattoraj as Auditors, Sk Sreemoyee Mitra in PR & Communicat­ions, Sk Avijit Sarkar in CSR and Sk Ritu Jolly in charge of Young Skål.

With an ambitious objective ahead to bid for the Skål World Congress in 2024, the new team will now work towards bringing the world travel community into the city of joy. Sk Manav Soni, the past President of the Club, is now the Skal IPP and represents Skal at the internatio­nal level.

The Skål Internatio­nal India President Sk Carl Vaz was present in the occasion held at the Taj Bengal Hotel and expressed his confidence that the young and dynamic Skål Internatio­nal- Kolkata team will not only take the club to a newer height but will also make a significan­t contributi­on to the overall sustainabl­e tourism industry revival. Skål Internatio­nal- Kolkata President Sk Sanjeev Mehra, who was re-elected for a second term, said, “For the last couple of years we are giving our best efforts towards making a voice that cannot be unheard. Due to some sincere efforts by our members, the presence is being felt in the national and internatio­nal arena. Now the national and internatio­nal tourism players want to come to Kolkata and work with us as we have been able to project the true potentials of Kolkata and Bengal at large as a travel market hotspot. We intend to intensify our efforts with more inclusive partner activities in the coming days to restore our business growth.”

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