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ABA to manage SKAL USA operations

Peter Pantuso, courtesy ABA

The American Bus Association (ABA) has recently been awarded a contract to manage the day-to-day affairs of SKAL International USA. SKAL is an international organization for travel industry executives and managers with a long history throughout the world. Founded in 1932 in Paris, the organization now has 25,000 members in more than 500 clubs in 80 countries.

ABA president and CEO Peter Pantuso is a Skalleague, or member, and SKAL has held numerous receptions and chapter events in recent years at ABA’s Marketplace. ABA was selected from nearly 150 entities that submitted bids to manage the USA group’s overall operations for a term of two years with options to continue after that.

Mac Lacy

Mac Lacy is president and publisher of The Group Travel Leader Inc. Mac has been traveling and writing professionally ever since a two-month backpacking trip through Europe upon his graduation with a journalism degree from the University of Evansville in 1978.