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 in Thailand, and regrettably the closed borders and few flights allowed in and out of the country, we took the decision to have our first in-person physical meeting. With little evidence that the virus is still active in Thailand we did however take special precautions to restrict access to only registered and contactable members and guests and to record all attendees and have thermal imaging temperature scans on arrival and special seating and table layouts plus higher than standard hygiene protocols in place and protection for all staff of the hotel wearing masks, shields and gloves.”
“We were able to welcome everyone back to the first in-person lunch post-COVID and to talk about the challenges of restarting tourism in Thailand. Thank you to Jerome Stubert, the GM of the hotel for all the great arrangements and to our panelists, sponsors and all our members and guests for attending,” he added.
The lunch commenced with a short presentation by Kingsmen Hospitality Service on Good Hygiene training programme by its chief operating officer Claus Enghave and managing director Prem Singh.