The launch of Young SKAL Kolkata will help to check the influx of the best hospitality professionals from Kolkata to other parts of India.
Aimed to facilitate the resurgence of COVID-ravaged tourism industry, SKAL International Kolkata comprising travel and tourism professionals took the initiative to kick-start the largest global youth chapter- Young SKAL Kolkata in April, this year. The youth chapter was launched in association with the Union Ministry of Tourism and West Bengal Tourism.
SKAL International figures as the largest global association of travel professionals. Looking back, SKAL International Kolkata took shape in 1954 and in today’s times, it is one of the most active SKAL clubs in the country. Carl Vaz, President, SKAL India, said, “We nurture the talent of young professionals and we look at future leaders at Young SKAL. In the upcoming period, India will make a strong presence in the global travel platform.”
West Bengal has a plethora of job options for the younger lot in the sphere of travel and hospitality. Sanjeev Mehra, President, SKAL International Kolkata 127 stated, “In an attempt to prevent the migration of hospitality professionals from Bengal to other parts of India in search of better job avenues, we have come up with Young SKAL Kolkata.” SKAL Bhubaneswar chapter has been opened sometime in March, this year. Plans are on to open the doors of three new chapters of SKAL India in Chandigarh, Lucknow, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
“We are contemplating to form MoU with various job portals of India. We intend to make the hospitality professionals robust, provide them with various opportunities, and make them highly professionals. We are striving to bring World SKAL Congress to Kolkata in 2024,” further said Mehra.