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Hulya Aslantas, SKAL President, Visits Bali

Bali SKAL Club Earns Praise as Largest and Fastest Growing in Southeast Asia.

(8/31/2009) In a busy schedules of globetrotting to call on many of the 480 SKAL clubs in 89 nations during her one year term of office, SKAL President Hulya Aslantas came to Bali in a visit that culminated in a special luncheon in her honor on Friday, August 28, 2009.

At a lavish luncheon held at The Laguna Resort & Spa at Nusa Dua, Bali, President Aslantas congratulated the Bali club members for achieving the status of becoming the largest Club in Southeast Asia and a world leader in membership growth.

SKAL, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, has a long and distinguished history in Indonesia. Shortly after SKAL was inaugurated as an international organization in 1934, Jakarta quickly captured the aims and ideals of the organization by establishing the 13th club in the world.

Adopting "Bridging the Cultures" as the theme of her one-year tenure, President Aslantas shared her vision of expanding and enhancing the unrivaled network of travel professionals that comprise the more than 22,000 SKAL members around the world. To that end, she has conducted a written survey of members seeking ways to enhance professionalism, ethics and business opportunities within the organization.

Urs Klee, SKAL International Bali President, welcomed President Hulya Aslantas and husband, Cem, to Bali during a dinner with the SKAL Bali Board of Directors at the St. Regis Bali Resort on Thursday, August 27th and at the lunch at The Laguna Resort & Spa the following day that drew a record number of 125 SKAL Bali members and guests.

SKAL International has approximately 22,000 members in 480 Clubs across 89 nations. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of SKAL International, headquartered in Torremolinos, Spain.

Membership is open to managers and executives directly involved in tourism management, sales and promotions, in specified travel and tourism businesses, including: transportation, travel and tour operators and agencies, tourism organizations, governments and non-government tourism councils, hotels, convention centers, spas, golf courses and travel media.

Shown on balidiscovery.com are SKAL President Hulya Aslantas and her husband, Cem, flanked by two Balinese dancers.