Tuesday, 16 February 2021 02:17

Skal Nadi marks New Year

With Skal Nadi’s Christmas Party being cancelled due to Tropical Cyclone Yasa in December, the New Year’s event was the first time members had been able to meet for just on two months.

The meeting was held at a Nadi Skaleague’s restaurant, Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant at Port Denarau where owner Amy Subam arranged a menu of traditional local cuisine. About 30 people attended, including the entire Nadi-based membership. The acting CEO of Tourism Fiji, Robert Thompson was the official guest and gave an update on the latest news from the organisation.

Published in Pacific Islands
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 00:05

Christmas bowls roll-up

The Auckland weather came to the party after a damp morning for yesterday afternoon’s Travel Industry Bowls, with 12 teams competing in 30-minute bursts and some individual prizes going too. The first winner of the day was the Broken Mash team, who took out a $50 bar tab for being best dressed.

Organised and sponsored by Skal Auckland, the tournament included lunch and prize giving. The event was held at West End Bowling Club. Major prizes included stays at Park Hyatt and a trip with KiwiRail.

Published in Paparazzo
Monday, 12 October 2020 21:59

Big turn-out for lunch with friends

 

Strong interest in the new Park Hyatt Auckland as a venue added to the strong turn out at yesterday ‘travel and tourism lunch with friends’, SKAL Auckland’s monthly function. But there was also an obvious desire for travel industry people to catch up again after a trying couple of months in the city.

President Michael Shah says the 50 available spots sold out in record time, with 21 guests joining the contingent of SKAL members. ‘We had a waiting list very early on,’ says Shah.

The occasion included the opportunity to look around the hotel, which opened with last month with views over the viaduct and back towards the CBD.

Published in Paparazzo
Thursday, 13 August 2020 23:04

Return of travel industry bowls

 

A New Zealand travel and tourism industry tradition will return this year, with the Auckland Skal bowling tournament scheduled for Thursday 3 December.

Published in New Zealand
Saturday, 08 August 2020 02:35

Skal makes it Matamata

It was a Skal lunch to suit the Covid times yesterday – good networking and tasty traditional food at Matamata Memorial RSA, but planned to suit a budget. The venue also meant Skaleagues from Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty could all meet at one place. The day included raffles, a two course meal and cash bar (all at RSA prices), with sponsored transport from Auckland, with Hallmark, for those who wanted it.

 

Published in Paparazzo
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 05:44

SKAL AKL post-Covid catch up

It was less formal and possibly a bit more subdued than usual, but at least SKAL Auckland found a bit of normality with a catch up at The Good George bar at North Wharf late last week.

About 20 members of the travel fellowship and friendship organisation shared Covid lockdown stories and talked about what the future has to hold.

Published in Paparazzo
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:07

‘Bellissimo’ for Skal Auckland

Popular Mission Bay restaurant, Mamma Mia was the venue for Skal International Auckland’s annual Italian lunch last week.

Published in Paparazzo
Thursday, 03 October 2019 23:04

‘Industry...can still do more together’

More consultation and work between the travel and tourism industries and educators is necessary to make real change in the teaching of the subject in schools – and in the perception people hold towards travel and tourism as a career path, the SKAL Auckland club heard yesterday.

Published in Hot Topics
Thursday, 06 July 2017 19:11

SKAL celebrates 4th of July

Memphis and Nashville are two destinations that agents should be promoting to clients who have already done the West Coast and major cities in the United States, Consul General Melanie Higgins told SKAL Auckland yesterday.

But when it comes to a place a little more off the beaten Kiwi track, Savannah, Georgia comes up tops for the diplomat.

Higgins was a guest speaker at the SKAL Auckland lunch, which had a 4th of July theme, despite being held a couple of days later.

Published in Americas
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 01:55

Skal CHC charity event

Skal International Christchurch is hosting it’s first charity event for Māia Health Foundation.
Taking place on Bastille Day this Mid Winter Charity Dine and Dance will have a touch of the red, white and blue.
Christchurch Club president, Bruce Garrett says the club felt it was time to have a fun evening of wining, dining and dancing.

Published in Hot Topics
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