The PATA ‘Award of Merit’ is given to individuals who have consistently contributed to the Association and the PATA chapter network over an extended period. The award was presented during PATA Annual Summit 2016 in Guam, USA.
Peter Semone, managing partner of the strategic advisory organization, Destination Human Capital, and founder of the internationally acclaimed Lanith – Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality vocational school in Lao PDR.
He has also acted as Chief Technical Adviser and Team Leader for European donor and Asian Development Bank projects. He also consults for United Nations agencies including the World Tourism Organzation (UNWTO) and the International Labour Organisation.
This award was presented to Scott Supernaw, former PATA Chairman and Managing Director – International of Tauck, Inc., USA.
Scott Supernaw has extensive experience in global marketing and business development from well-established brands in the travel industry. He is a founding member and a two-term Chairman of the United States Tour Operators Association and has served on the advisory boards of the French, Swiss and Israeli government tourism boards.
Stephen Chang, Managing Director, Fuller Express Corporation, Chinese Taipei, and Chairman, PATA Chinese Taipei Chapter; and Kate Chang, Regional Director – China for the Los Angeles Convention & Tourism Board, China, and Chairperson of the PATA China (Beijing) Chapter.
Mr Shiv Kapuria, Area Sales Manager -N.E & Caribbean, Air India, USA and Chairman of PATA New England Chapter won Award of Merit for his dedication to PATA. Shiv’s drive in celebrating Asia-Pacific has led to a number of success and areas of recognition.
Past Awards of Merit
2017 Peter Semone
2016 Scott Supernaw
2015 Stephen Chang and Kate Chang
2014 Shiv Kapuria
2013 Bill Calderwood and Bernhard Clever
2012 Muriel Anderson and Tom Nutley
2011 Barbara Doyle and Elly Hutabarat
2010 Mr John King
2009 Mr Luzi Matzig and Ms Pilar Laguana
2008 Mr Soon-Hwa Wong and Mr Peter Trautmann
2007 Mr Tim Robinson
2006 Mr Brian Cuthbertson and Mr David Paulon
2005 Capt CP Krishnan Nair and Mr Mohan Prasad Khanal
2004 Klaus Billep, Hiran Cooray and Tony Thirlwell
2003 Datuk Abdullah Jonid, Mr Kevin Murphy and Ms Margaret Wilson