SKAL World Congress Concludes. Foreign women delegates loved Indian wear, especially the Saree
Hyderabad, October 10, 2017... Many foreign women delegates looked stunning in traditional Indian clothing. We love Indian wear, especially the saari said many delegates who came in saari in large numbers at the Presidential Dinner held on Sunday night at HICC. Many delegates were keen in exploring the city. They not only want to explore the tourist destinations in the city but also experience our culture, traditions, cuisines and many more said Harikishna Valmiki, one of the organizing members of the SKAL World Congress.
The newly electedworld president from Finland Susanna Saari hosted a Presidential Dinner onSunday which was a gala affair. Delegates in their best formal attiresgraced the occasion. The outgoing President David Fisher, felicitated membersfor their outstanding contribution. The four day 78th SKAL World Congress heldsecond time in India concluded this evening. The next SKAL WorldCongress will be held Mombasa in Kenya.
This is the secondtime SKAL World Congress is being held in India. This conference is coming toIndia after the gap of 14years. This first one, the 64th SKAL WorldCongress held in the year 2003 in Chennai. The theme of the Congress is“Together We Can”. 600 delegates from 85 countries took part in thisprestigious global meet in Tourism Industry.
Some of thecountries from where the delegates are expected to come and participateinclude: Australia, Austria,Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Spain,Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy,Kenya, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua NewGuinea, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Denmark,Norway, Sweden, Columbia, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong,Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,Sri Lanka, Thailand, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and others.
70 to 80 top Tourismprofessionals including Tourism Minister from Kenya are participating.Australia and USA is represented by a large delegation at the meet. TheCongress elected Susanna Saari from Finland elected as their new WorldPresident. The SKAL World Congress launched the Young SKAL Hyderabad, the firstsuch club in Telugu states.
During the Congress,12 Indian cities (SKAL Chapters) twinned with 12 USA cities (SKALChapters). It is the first time any entire nation has fully twinnedwith another SKAL Nation. SKAL Club
Hyderabad twinnedwith SKAL Clubs in Sacramento and San Francisco. 2017 is the “Indo-US TourismYear”. A large contingent from USA participated in the SKAL WorldCongress besides Australia, Mexico and many other countries.
During the fourdays,SKAL International Excellence Awards and Sustainable Tourism Awards werepresented. Speaking on the occasion of closing the SKAL World Congress VijayMohan Raj said through hosting SKAL Congress in Hyderabad "we brought World to Hyderabad, and madeworld to view Hyderabad.”
SKAL Internationalis the world’s largest Travel Organization of Travel and Tourism Professionalsfounded in 1934. It is the only international group uniting all sectors of thetravel and tourism. It is spread over 87 countries, has 17000 members in 382clubs in 87 countries. It is the professional organization oftourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendshipinformed Susanna Saari, newly elected SKAL International President.
The Congress stagedthe SKAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION which is spread over 1455 square meters. Itis held in association with UBM India Pvt. Ltd. UBM is the largestTravel and Tourism exhibition company in Asia. The pillar-less exhibition spaceat HICC ensured that there is an adequate display of the tourist destinationsof India and that of others across the globe.
30 exhibitors haveput up the stalls. Two Telugu states besides many state government’s tourismdepartments such as Kerala, Gujarat Tourism, Union Tourism Ministry, RamojiFilm City, Ark Travels ( a Preferred Sales Agent for Star Cruises), IndigoAirlines, Oman Airlines, Akqua Sun Group( a global destination managementcompany), Riya Travels and many Tour and Travel Operators, PrestigiousProperties are showcasing their offerings in the exhibition.
The 78th SKALCongress served well to the newly formed Telangana state to showcase itsTourism Destinations to the many foreign delegates.