Andrew J Wood

Currently working as President at Skal International Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

About Andrew J Wood

Dedicated Travel & Tourism Professional, Freelance Travel Writer and a passionate member of SKÅL INTL


Education
Edinburgh Napier University
Bachelor of Art
Catering and Accommodation studies
01 Jan, 1978 - 31 Dec, 1982

President

Skal International Bangkok • Bangkok

May 2019 - Present • 1 year 3 months

Travel Writer and Media Consultant

A&P Media Service • Bangkok

Jun 2010 - Present • 10 years 2 months

General Manager (GM)

Chaophya Park Hotel • Bangkok

Jan 2004 - Jan 2011 • 7 years 1 months

General Manager (GM)

Royal Cliff Hotel Group

Apr 2000 - Jan 2004 • 3 years 10 months

VP Sales & Marketing

The Landmark Bangkok • Bangkok and London

Apr 1994 - Mar 1998 • 4 years

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Global Aviation in Crisis

Global aviation has been battered and air traffic remains largely grounded as countries enforce their lockdowns and restrict travel, with few signs that the end is in sight. For the largest of carriers like IAG, United, American Airlines,…

Asia Prepares For Recovery

BANGKOK: How do we sensibly and effectively restart travel and tourism, the industry that employs 1-in-10 workers globally? A workforce that has been decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic. 


A Practical Guide to Recovery Post C-19

BANGKOK: As our travel and tourism industry struggles with the ongoing C-19 crisis, with hotels and tourism businesses closing and their teams laid off, the industry is being decimated. Business owners are looking for guidance. Andrew J…

‘Restarting Tourism’ on SKAL Bangkok’s radar

To a sold out gathering of travel and tourism professionals SKAL International Bangkok reconvened  after a four month hiatus, with a networking lunch and panel discussion on ‘Restarting Tourism’ at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel. Commenting on the meeting, club president Andrew J Wood said: “With 51 days and no new local COVID-19 infections […]

Thailand’s fourth phase of relaxing restrictions from 15 June

The Royal Thai Government has approved the fourth phase for easing restrictions on businesses and activities, but kept the Emergency Decree in place to maintain controls on all entries to the country – by air, water and land – because all recent new COVID-19 confirmed cases were people returning from other countries.

Thailand Government Divest Share in Thai Airways

The Thailand government will give up its controlling stake in Thai Airways as it approved a financial restructuring for the cash-strapped airline through bankruptcy protection. The airline has made repeated annual financial losses and its financial health has only got more perilous since the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Global Aviation in Crisis

Global aviation has been battered and air traffic remains largely grounded as countries enforce their lockdowns and restrict travel, with few signs that the end is in sight. For the largest of carriers like IAG, United, American Airlines, Emirates Lufthansa and many more (see summary below) all have been forced to seek help from their governments.

Thai Airways Faces ‘Life or Death’ test with less Public Support

BANGKOK: Not surprising opposition to another huge government handout to debt-ridden Thai Airways International (THAI) is mounting, as far as public sentiment is concern there is a change (excuse the pun) in the AIR. When Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thai Airways will be given one last chance to turn itself around calling it a "matter of life or death" for the company and its employees, he was being deadly serious "I gave THAI five years to fix the problems, but it still has not succeeded," he said after a cabinet meeting in early May 2020.

Thailand Billionaire Keen to Restart Tourism

BANGKOK: Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman of Charoen Pokphand, is urging the government to relax lockdown measures and welcome foreign travellers as soon as possible, and turn the country into a "safe haven" for wealthy visitors.

Asia Prepares For Recovery

BANGKOK: How do we sensibly and effectively restart travel and tourism, the industry that employs 1-in-10 workers globally? A workforce that has been decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic. 


A Practical Guide to Recovery Post C-19

BANGKOK: As our travel and tourism industry struggles with the ongoing C-19 crisis, with hotels and tourism businesses closing and their teams laid off, the industry is being decimated. Business owners are looking for guidance. Andrew J Wood discusses how this might be possible

2020 vision: Public and private sectors come together in Phuket

Back at the beginning of November, the KataKaron Business Association made up of local hotel and resort owners organised an MOU signing afternoon to bring both public and private sectors together to pledge that they will achieve four major objectives over the coming year for the benefit of the environment and the local community, writes […]

Kudos! Andrew Wood conferred tourism award

Andrew Wood, president of SKAL International in Bangkok was conferred the coveted MEMBRE D’HONNEUR – Skal’s highest award at the ongoing 80th Annual Skål International World Congress in Miami. The award is a testament to Wood’s effort in pump priming tourism in Thailand through his initiatives. The 2019 Skål World Congress is being held on […]
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