Skål International Thailand [SIT], the governing body for Thailand’s six Skål Clubs, launched its new webinar series Skål Talks Thailand – ‘Recovery Strategies 2021’ with a presentation entitled ‘Samui – Primed for Reopening’. Guest speaker, Khun Jo Poolsawadee, President of the Tourism Association of Koh Samui [TAKS], unveiled plans to re-open Thailand’s second largest island

Skål International Thailand [SIT], the governing body for Thailand’s six Skål Clubs, launched its new webinar series Skål Talks Thailand – ‘Recovery Strategies 2021’ with a presentation entitled ‘Samui – Primed for Reopening’.

Guest speaker, Khun Jo Poolsawadee, President of the Tourism Association of Koh Samui [TAKS], unveiled plans to re-open Thailand’s second largest island to international tourism, following the launch of the Phuket ‘Sand Box’ scheme set for July 1st – still to be confirmed.

Speaking in his voluntary capacity as head of TAKS, Khun Jo Poolsawadee is critically involved in the process of reopening Koh Samui to international tourism, bringing together organisations such as TAKS, Thailand Hotels Association [THA],  Tourism Association of Thailand [TAT] and SKÅL, as well as working with local, provincial and Bangkok government agencies in a bid to realize his ‘Sealed and Secure Route’ initiative which was first submitted to the Thai Government in March this year.

Plans for an August 2021 roll-out of this plan are now under Government consideration.

The full webinar ‘Samui – Primed for Reopening’ is now available on YouTube, seeing the following link:  https://youtu.be/g1t5n1_NUoI

For a summary of highlights of the presentation, see Editors Notes:

Commenting on the success of the launch event, James McManaman, President of Skål Koh Samui and initiator of webinar series said, “We are absolutely delighted with the reception of our debut event, we had a sold-out audience of 100+ Skal Thailand members and non-members, and we hope that this sets a precedent for our future webinars focusing on the topic of recovery.”

In opening the webinar, Skål International Thailand President, Wolfgang Grimm, praised the collaborative efforts of TAKS, TAT, THA and SKÅL in supporting the travel and hospitality community throughout the pandemic, and emphasized his  organisation’s mission to ‘Connect Tourism Globally’.

Skål International is the world’s largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Travel, Business and Friendship worldwide since 1934. Its members are Directors and Executives of the Tourism sector who connect with each other to address issues of common interest, improving a business network and promoting destinations.

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