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SKAL International Atlanta Hosted Its First-Ever B2B Travel Expo in Metro Atlanta

October 23, 2017 Association No Comments Email Email

SKAL International Atlanta hosted over 60 professional travel agents from Metro Atlanta for the first-ever B2B Travel Expo at the Wyndham Galleria Hotel on Thursday, September 28, 2017. registered in advance and over the course of the evening moved from table to table to hear presentations from various travel suppliers from cruise lines, airline and land-based tour companies including: Crystal Cruises, Club Med, Emirates, Mr. and Mrs. Italy, Oceania Cruises, Seabourn, Globus family of brands, Princess Cruises and Cunard.  Several of the suppliers were SKAL Atlanta members already and felt strongly about participating in the expo. SKAL Atlanta also featured a table where participants learned about the club, local activities, member benefits and highlights of SKAL International.

“The response to this forum from our local agency community was overwhelming. We were delighted to be able to showcase a number of travel products while also highlighting the importance and benefits of SKAL in our city,” said Monika Pasquerello, co-chair of the B2B event and Princess Cruises BDM.

Afterwards, guests socialized with each other and SKAL members while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and wine.  Raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing were sold and door prizes drawn which were provided by the suppliers. Income from the tickets sold have been donated to SKAL International Florimond Volker Fund which is a unique fund within SKAL International available to SKAL members worldwide offering financial support during difficult times of natural disasters and/or serious health issues that results with loss of business.

“This Expo exemplified one of our SKAL principles, which is ‘Doing Business Among Friends.’ We welcome you to join us again at one of our regular monthly meetings and events and consider becoming a Member of SKAL Atlanta. Our theme for this year is ‘Together, Yes We Can’, and we hope to grow our Organization and become the trusted voice in Travel and Tourism, especially in the Atlanta, GA area.  We look forward to making many new Friends,” said SKAL Atlanta President Lorene Sartan.

SKAL Atlanta is a chapter of SKAL International USA. SKAL International USA is currently the largest National Committee in SKAL International with 2,200 members and 48 clubs nationwide.  For more information on SKAL International and SKAL USA, and to find out more about membership, go to or

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