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YOUNG Skål, the future voice of tourism

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  • Skål International, Sri Lanka launches YOUNG Skål Club with an evening seminar titled ‘The future of tourism and hospitality – opportunities for growth for young adults’

Skål International Sri Lanka, an organisation consisting of professionals from the tourism and hospitality industry, launched YOUNG Skål, a forum created to groom future leaders in the tourism and hospitality industry. 

It offers a platform for upcoming young executives between the ages of 20 to 35 years and It encourages and promotes networking and interaction with industry professionals, enabling youth to expand their horizons and to take on future challenges of the tourism industry, both locally and internationally.

Young Skåleagues from all over the world are connected via social media on LinkedIn and Facebook, enabling them to share information and knowledge. In particular, the main goals of YOUNG Skål are:

  • Provide a platform for networking, socialising and knowledge sharing amongst the youth involved in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry
  • Actively encourage the training and development and provide experience and exposure to the youth in related fields
  • Promote ethical competition and sustainable industry and community development

Membership options of Student, Professional and Associate levels are available for young professionals who are studying or working in the tourism industry for a minimum of two years. YS aims to maximise their networking opportunities. Numerous benefits such as training programs, enhancement of career opportunities, invitations to seminars, involvement in event organising, and direct communication with worldwide professionals for an open insight into the diverse world of tourism, are offered to those who join as members.

To coincide with the launching of YOUNG Skål in Sri Lanka, Skål International is organising an evening seminar on the theme ‘The Future of Tourism and Hospitality’. 

The event will be held on 30 October at the Galadari Hotel at 5:30 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be Jetwing Group Chairman Hiran Cooray, whilst the panellists will feature Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management Chairman Sunil Disanayake, Hemas Aviation Ltd. Regional Director (Airline Representation) and Young Skål and Student Exchange, Skål Asian Area Director Dushy Jayaweera. The panel will be moderated by Daily FT Editor and Chief Executive Nisthar Cassim. 

Participants can expect to take away many key learnings, as well as network with similar fellow budding professionals and industry veterans, for an investment of only Rs. 500. The tourism industry has been identified as one of the fastest growing industries. Enhance your knowledge and opportunities; come join the future voice of tourism, Young Skål.

Interested parties may contact event partner Helanka Vacations on 071-4264284/071-4539261 for more details and tickets.


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