Business opportunities are broadened when the travel and hospitality industries come together, the SKAL Melbourne lunch was told yesterday (Thursday).
The lunch was hosted by The Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne. It was preceded by a mini expo, the first of its kind staged by the Melbourne chapter.
Hotel GM, Steve Finlayson (pictured) said organisations such as SKAL fostered industry-wide connection which generate both new opportunities for business and communication links.
“Industry connections are imperative,” he said. “They lead to shared knowledge, then to trust and on to business relationships and opportunities of mutual benefit. This is where new business partnerships are created and new channels of business developed.”
The lunch and expo was attended by travel agents, on-line agents, car firms, winemakers, tour operators, wholesalers, accountants, attractions, service suppliers, airlines and accommodation providers, and others, he said.
“We’re all in the same supply chain,” said Finlayson.