Both Haussman and Melchiorri keep the hospitality, hotel, and tourism industry informed and engaged and have helped organizations and companies maneuver through the last two years of industry crisis due to Covid 19. “I’m completely blown away,” says Haussman, “What an incredible honor to be given for our work bringing the hospitality industry together during COVID through our daily podcasts. I am humbled and honored that No Vacancy Live was a place where people came together in a time of major crisis to find answers, maybe a few laughs and hope.”

Anthony Melchiori continued, stating “We started doing our podcast live on LinkedIn at the beginning of COVID. We did it as a way to keep connected to the industry we love… little did we know we would be blessed with some of the most powerful and interesting guests in and out of our industry.”

2022 Skal USA President Richard Scinta has known Melchiorri for years as they both started their hospitality careers together and welcomed the opportunity to reconnect with him. “Glenn and Anthony are travel and tourism rock stars,” he said. “They epitomize Skål’s mission of developing and enhancing a responsible tourism industry through networking with many of the strongest leaders in the industry. The work Anthony and Glenn do brings our industry leaders together and they were especially instrumental in doing that during the pandemic. We couldn’t ‘t imagine a better pair to honor!”

The Skål USA National Industry Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made invaluable contributions to the travel industry. Anthony and Glenn, members of Skål International Long Island, perfectly illustrate what this award is all about. Their work providing an outlet to keep people together during a crisis helped countless companies maneuver that challenging time and continues to help this industry move forward in the most robust way possible. This award is only given out on rare occasions, to those individuals that have truly made a difference in the industry through their efforts. The only other people to have received this honor in the past are Christopher L.Thompson of Brand USA and Roger Dow of the US Travel Association.

To learn more about Skål International USAhead to their website at

Skål International is the world’s largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Business, and Friendship worldwide since 1934. Its members are Directors and Executives of the Tourism sector who relate to each other to address issues of common interest, improving a business network, and promoting destinations. Skål International has over 12,000 members in 317 clubs in 96 countries around the world. Skal International USA is currently the largest National Committee in Skål International with over 1,500 members and 43 clubs nationwide. For more information about Skål International and its membership, please visit

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